LAST CALL to apply for the Falling Walls Lab competition in Warsaw!

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Event Date: 2022-08-15

Join an international network of over a thousand entrepreneurial, dynamic scientists, PhD students and innovators from 75 countries. Take three minutes to explain your idea on how to break down an existing wall – in science, technology, or society. Convince the jury with your idea and go to the Final in Berlin. Apply by 15th August.

Falling Walls is currently one of the largest networking platforms in the world, comprised of representatives of academia. Their common goal is to overcome existing limitations.

The winner of Warsaw’s Falling Walls Lab will travel to Berlin for a chance to win the title of “Breakthrough Winner of the Year” in the “Emerging Talents” category, attend the Falling Walls conference (7th-9th November 2022), as well as workshops and meet-ups specially organised for winners from all participating countries. The video of the pitch at the Finale in Berlin will be available at the Falling Walls online content library, which will increase the visibility of the innovator and his/her idea in the global community. Participants of the Finale in Germany’s capital city also become part of the Falling Walls Connect global network, which currently connects over one thousand innovators from all over the world. Apply by 15th August.

Eligibility criteria

Representatives within all disciplines can apply for the competition: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical and health sciences, agriculture, social sciences, arts and humanities. It only takes 10 minutes to fill out the online form.

Applicants must fulfil one of the following requirements:

  • Hold a PhD which must have been received no more than 5 years ago (i.e., after 01/01/2017),
  • Hold a master’s degree which must have been received no more than 7 years ago (i.e., after 01/01/2015),
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree which must have been received no more than 10 years ago (i.e., after 01/01/2012),
  • currently be a student or a postdoc.

The Final will take place on 15th September at the Warsaw University of Technology

A maximum of 20 innovators will qualify for the Falling Walls Lab competition finale in Warsaw, who will then present their ideas in the form of 3-minute presentations in English to an international jury on 15th September 2022.

The initiator and organiser of Falling Walls Lab in Warsaw is pro science, largest specialist PR agency in Poland dedicated to working with the science, R&D, and education communities, and the host of the competition is the Warsaw University of Technology. The initiative is coordinated internationally by the Falling Walls Foundation, based in Berlin, which for the past 14 has worked with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, as well as numerous academic institutions, foundations, and enterprises.


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