FALLING WALLS ENGAGE PITCHES
The Falling Walls Engage Pitches take place in Berlin every year on 7 November as part of the Falling Walls Science Summit from 7-9 November, an in-person event that reunites the science community internationally. It is a great opportunity for selected Science Engagement practitioners to gain international visibility and connect with other inspiring practitioners engaging audiences with science all around the world.
We are looking forward to welcoming 20 inspiring Falling Walls Engage Winners who will pitch their project onstage in front of an international audience to compete for the title of the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year in Science Engagement.
On 9 November, the Breakthrough of the Year in 10 categories – including in Science Engagement – will converge during the Falling Walls Conference on the anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall.
WHAT IS SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT?
We define Science Engagement as activities, events, or interactions bridging the gap between science and society to generate mutual learning and mutual benefits across the spectrum of public engagement in science and interactive science communication.
Engagement is per definition a two-way process with the goal to shape and co-create scientific process together, to promote active involvement of publics in scientific knowledge production.
At Falling Walls Engage we seek participatory formats of all levels: from co-productive research and public panels to arts-driven or entertaining approaches – the common ground is the inclusion of and impact on all sides involved.