Falling Walls Lab 2018

Falling Walls Lab Australia

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Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas.

Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas

We would like to draw your attention to an innovative scientific challenge for bright young minds – the Falling Walls Lab.

The Lab is a platform for excellent young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines from Australia. They get the opportunity to present their ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their work, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”.

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations and to promote the exchange between young scholars and professionals emerging from different fields of expertise.

The Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 11 September 2018, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science supported by the German Embassy in Canberra. Associates include AT Kearney Sydney, the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC), and a number of Sponsors.

Applications for FWL2018 are now open and can be made through the Academy’s website

Win a Trip to Berlin

Falling Walls Labs take place all over the world each year. A distinguished jury selects the most outstanding presenter of each international Falling Walls Lab who qualifies directly to present at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2018, and is also awarded a ticket to attend the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2018, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists present their breakthrough research www.falling-walls.com. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Australia will have their travel expenses to Berlin and their accommodation costs in Berlin on 8-9 November covered by A.T. Kearney and the Falling Walls Foundation. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference before 800 high-calibre guests from academia, research and business.

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