Dear fellows, students, researchers,
We would like to call your attention to an innovative format for highly qualified young researchers with the ambition to break through societal challenges – the Falling Walls Lab on 8 November 2014. With the slogan “Share Your Idea!” the Falling Walls Lab offers hundreds of young scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world a stage to pitch their research work, initiatives or business models to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business – in 3 minutes each.
The three most intriguing presenters will be awarded the title “Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year 2014”, will receive a cash prize and will get the opportunity to present their idea on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2014. At the Conference, 20 top-class scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?” This year, Prof. Suzanne Topalian from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, one of the world’s leading experts in immunotherapy, and the bioengineer Prof. Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University) are amongst the attending speakers.
Applications for the Falling Walls Lab Berlin can be made through the website www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply. Application deadline: 21 September 2014. The event will be held in English. All Falling Walls Lab participants receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference. Participants do not pay charges, apart from their own travel expenses.
We would like to invite you to apply for the Falling Walls Lab Berlin and to forward our call for applications to other young researchers and professionals within your networks.You are welcome to use the attached e-flyer. To get a better impression of last year’s Falling Walls Lab feel free to look at our highlights video https://vimeo.com/79291319.
The Falling Walls Lab is a cooperation project between the Falling Walls Foundation, A.T. Kearney (Founding Partner) and Festo (Global Partner).