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Falling Walls Lab 2016: Apply now!

Great Minds - 3 Minutes - 1 Day

Share your innovative idea at the Falling Walls Lab, win a scholarship and travel to the finale in Berlin! We are looking for outstanding talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines. Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initative that is relevant to the world of today - in 3 minutes. Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, post-docs, junior professors and entrepreneurs of the ABC/J research area are invited to apply.

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We would like to invite and encourage young talents to take part in the Falling Walls Lab in Jülich. Falling Walls Lab is a challenging, inspiring, and interdisciplinary competition for bright young minds. It offers excellent young academics and professionals the opportunity to present their outstanding ideas, research projects, and initiatives. Broaden your horizons, benefit from discussions, and gain experience in presenting your ideas and concepts to an international audience first in Jülich and then, for the successful finalist, in Berlin at the main Conference. The Falling Walls Conference is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts, and society. It was initiated on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question at every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next?

Who can apply? Master’s students or PhD candidates, PostDocs, young professionals, scientists, or entrepreneurs from all disciplines with the legal age of 18 are invited to apply.

  • 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 a Bachelor’s programme are also eligible to apply.

A distinguished jury of academics and media partners will choose the best idea presented at the Jülich event 4th July to go through to the final in Berlin on 8/9 November. The call for applications is open now until 13th May.

The top three Jülich finalists will also win tickets to the Falling Walls Conference, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists will present their ground-breaking research. The winner will get the chance to present his or her breakthrough idea at the conference. The costs of travel to Berlin and accommodation are included.

Find out more about the Falling Walls Lab Jülich and Conference here.