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.
Winner f the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2020:
1st Place: Dr. Chayanika Das, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) mit Breaking the Wall of MAGNESIUM CORROSION
1st Place: Svea Stephan, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, mit Breaking the Wall of EXPLOITING FINITE RESSOURCES.
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 took place on Otcober 2, 2020.
Who can apply?
Outstanding scholars, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. All disciplines are welcome.
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.
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)