Falling Walls Lab Adlershof

Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage.

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. This year, the winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Emerging Talents (Lab) category of Falling Walls Remote 2020 – The Breakthroughs of the Year, which will be held from 4-9 November 2020. Falling Walls Remote 2020 will be a global showcase that gathers, discusses, and celebrates a much broader set of breakthroughs in science and society.

The winner of the local Lab gets to attend Falling Walls Remote 2020, take part in an extended programme, increase their project’s global reach and visibility with a pitch video via the Falling Walls social media campaign, receive the opportunity to win a virtual residency with Springer Nature, and join the Falling Walls digital community platform Falling Walls Connect. The winners of the Emerging Talents category will pitch their winning projects during a digital live event and compete to become the Breakthrough Winner in the Emerging Talents category.

The Falling Walls Lab Adlershof is hosted by Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes Adlershof (IGAFA) and Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and will take place on Otcober 2, 2020 at the BAM in Adlershof.

Who can apply?

Outstanding scholars, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. All disciplines are welcome.

Criteria/Eligibility

If an applicant has a Bachelor’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 10 years.
If an applicant has a Master’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 7 years.
If an applicant has a PhD, the degree should not date back more than 5 years.
Postdocs and students currently enrolled in university are also eligible to apply.

Applications can be submitted via www.falling-walls.com/lab. The application deadline is 6 September 2020.


Winner of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2019:

1. Place: Julius Upmeier zu Belzen (Germany): BREAKING THE WALL OF BLACK BOXES IN BIOMEDICAL AI
2. Place: Dr. Anna Katharina Pikos (Germany): BREAKING THE WALL OF GENDER GAPS
3. Place: Benjamin Herzog (Germany): BREAKING THE WALL OF SUSTAINABLE AIR CLEANING

Winner of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2018:

1. Place: Dr. Charlie R. Cotton (GB)
2. Place: Dr. Anna Raysan (Armenien)
3. Place: Thomas Uhlig (Deutschland)

The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on November 8 and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on November 9.

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