FALLING WALLS REMOTE 2020: A VIRTUAL PLATFORM FOR THE BEST SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS
Last November, Falling Walls Engage 2020 was hosted as a digital event by the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It formed part of Falling Walls Remote 2020: a digital format that replaced our physical event in Berlin this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
This global virtual showcase gathered and celebrated breakthroughs in science and society – the Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year. All categories – included Science Engagement – converged on 9 November 2020 in a top-class award ceremony and expert panel discussions.
Out of 112 Finalists, the top 10 Winners in Science Engagement were selected by our distinguished jury and presented during the virtual Winners Session on 8 November 2020. The Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year 2020 was announced on 9 November at the Falling Walls Grand Finale.
To further Science Engagement worldwide, Falling Walls Engage has launched independent network nodes worldwide – the Falling Walls Engage Hubs – to connect the local and regional scientific community with the global Falling Walls community. The Hubs are an open format with a regional focus which translate into a series of events, conferences and workshops addressing specific topics in Science Engagement.
COMMITMENTS TO ACTION
With a focus on long-term outcomes, Commitments to Action (CtA) are an opportunity for Science Engagers to address a specific challenge in their field and to find possible solutions. Open in format and collaborative, Commitments to Action serve as a ground for discussion and action among supportive peers.
“As a scientist, you know best what makes your work fascinating. Or do you?” In our podcast ‘The Science Engager In You’, you get ideas of how to make your scientific work accessible and trustworthy to non-scientists – and much more. ‘The Science Engager In You’ is a podcast from scientists to scientists with a twist. We talk about everything human in scientific work – facts, failures and faith – and how you never change anything without curiosity and doubt.
NEW COMMUNITY FORMATS
We are continuously working on new and exciting formats and channels to fulfill our mission and further spread the importance of Science Engagement around the globe. Most of our endeavours are directly supported and co-created by many individuals from our valued global community of Science Engagers.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if you would like to partner up, host an Engage community event or have an idea we should talk about: contact the Falling Walls Engage team via firstname.lastname@example.org.