Merck joins Falling Walls Lab Australia 2024

June 19, 2024

We are pleased to announce Merck has joined the Falling Walls Lab Australia 2024 Partnership Program.

Falling Walls Lab Australia provides a platform for talented researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and projects to a national and global audience.

Through a series of regional and national events, participants present their innovative concepts to a distinguished panel of experts and compete for a spot in the global Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

As a global leader in science and technology, Merck brings invaluable support to the Falling Walls Lab Australia Partnership Program helping to foster career-enhancing opportunities for young Australian scientists.

Through this partnership, Merck is helping to drive innovation, advance scientific discovery and empower the next generation of innovators to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Josie Downey, Managing Director, Merck Healthcare Australia and New Zealand has welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Australian Academy of Science to build excitement about science and technology.

“At Merck, we know the importance of encouraging the next generation of science leaders. That’s why we are pleased to lend our support to the Falling Walls initiative. Innovation is ultimately driven by people—by joining forces to spark excitement in science and technology here and around the world, we can harness the brightest minds to tackle the greatest challenges in healthcare for a more sustainable tomorrow,” Ms Downey added.

Falling Walls Lab 2023 was a great success, and we were delighted when winner of the Australian Falling Walls Lab, Dr Emma-Anne Karlsen of the University of Queensland, was placed third in the global competition in Berlin.

Dr Emma-Anne Karlsen
Dr Emma-Anne Karlsen. Image credit: © Falling Walls Foundation.

In 2024, the Australian Falling Walls Lab Finale will take place on Friday 30 August at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

Merck will be joining as Falling Walls Lab partners for the next four years. They join our long-term partners, the German Embassy in Canberra and EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand.

We are grateful to our partners for their valued support to showcase the innovative research of some of Australia’s brightest young minds.

Read more about Falling Walls Lab.

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