We spoke to Elodie Chabrol, Falling Walls Engage Winner 2018, about her project and how the Falling Walls Engage Pitches opened up a worldwide network.
What is your project about?
The project Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to local pub- and café-spaces to share their scientific discoveries with the public. It started in 2013 in the UK in three cities and it has since expanded to more than 25 countries around the world (+500 cities). We are happy to feature local researchers in any field.
What made you start this project and how did Falling Walls Engage and its community contribute to the further development of your project?
I jumped into the project at the very beginning when I was still a researcher. I started working on it because I love science and I wanted to help scientists meet the public and discuss their discoveries but also their everyday work. When I participated in the Falling Walls Engage pitches the first year in 2018, the project was already five years old, but the pitches gave us visibility, a great network and also a great deal of inspiration.
In which Falling Walls Engage format did you participate?
I participated in the very first Falling Walls Engage pitches, in 2018.