FAQ

Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about applying to or participating in Falling Walls Engage.

When and where does Falling Walls Engage take place?

Falling Walls Engage will be hosted as a digital event on 8 November 2020.

Falling Walls will continuously announce the finalists, display their videos, and make their outstanding work recognised to foster a scholarly and public debate about the contribution of science to society – via social media, newsletters and on our growing library at falling-walls.com, as well as on the platforms of our partners.

A distinguished jury will identify the 10 best submissions from the finalists. The top 10 science engagement projects will be presented at the Winners Session on 8 November. The Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year 2020 will then be selected by the jury and will be announced and celebrated on 9 November at the Falling Walls Day.

All material will be made available permanently and for free in our falling-walls.com media centre to allow global access and inspiration.

What are the benefits of participating?

Benefits for all finalists

  • Networking opportunities
  • Possibility to increase the reach and visibility of the project
  • Chance to connect with other science engagers around the world
  • Co-learning workshops with other science engagers from all over the world
  • Opportunity to apply for future Falling Walls Engage events, such as the Falling Walls Engage Hubs
  • Access to the digital and global community platform Falling Walls Connect

 

Extra benefits for the Top 10 winners

  • Promotion to a distinguished online audience and jury at the Winners Session on 8 November
  • Chance to become the Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year 2020 (the winner will be featured in a virtual top-class award ceremony in front of an audience of global leaders on 9 November)
  • Become the Falling Walls Engage Science Engagement Ambassador for your country
  • Take part in the Falling Walls Engage Community Meeting
  • Become part of the Falling Walls Engage Community

 

See what past participants and guest have said about the event.

Who can apply for Falling Walls Engage?

The application deadline has expired on 30 June 2020.

However, we call for your nominations for the most recent breakthroughs in Science Engagement. Please find out more about our nomination process here.

Who could apply for Falling Walls Engage?

  • Organisations and individuals active in science engagement.
  • All disciplines are welcome.
  • Your project must already be running. You cannot participate if you are still in the idea phase. You can still enter if you had started your project but it is currently inactive due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Past participants are no longer eligible to apply. However, there is an exception if a finalist wants to present a totally new project. This will be decided on an individual basis.

We are looking for:

  • All forms of science engagement with a creative and individual method to engage the respective target group.
  • Exemplary initiatives from all over the world with a transferable and/or scalable approach.
  • Initiatives with measurable outcome of its activities on its target group in its region.
  • New ways of communication and cooperation with the goal of empowering scientists to engage with public audiences.

How does the application process work?

The call for applications has been open from 6 April to 30 June 2020.

The submitted science engagement projects will be evaluated by Falling Walls Engage, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and an advisory board consisting of three Falling Walls Engage alumni.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Outcome: the project shows outstanding outcome of its activities on its target group in its respective region
  • Method: creative and inspiring method to engage a specific target group
  • Role Model: the project (or its method) can be translated to other challenges and/or can be transferred or scaled
  • Diversity: target group, engagement method, project type, gender equality

The jury will identify the 10 best submissions from the finalists. The top 10 science engagement projects will be presented at the Winners Session on 8 November 2020. The Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year 2020 will be selected by the jury at the end of this day and will be announced on 9 November at the Falling Walls Day.

Can I apply more than once?

Participation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Past participants are no longer eligible to apply. However, there is an exception if a finalist wants to present a totally new project. This will be decided on an individual basis.

Who can I contact in case I have a question about Falling Walls Engage?

Marie Mühlmann, Project Lead, marie.muehlmann@falling-walls.com, +49 30 60 988 39 716
Strategy & mission, partnerships & network, finances

Mariam Younes, Project Manager, mariam.younes@falling-walls.com, +49 30 60 988 39 715
Event management Falling Walls Engage finale

Moritz Harbig, Senior Communications Manager, moritz.harbig@falling-walls.com
Communications strategy

Niklas Marzinek
, Community Manager, niklas.marzinek@falling-walls.com, +49 30 60 988 39 758
Falling Walls Engage Hubs and community meetings

Miléna Salci, Digital Content & Project Manager, milena.salci@falling-walls.com
Communications, digital content, Hub management

Anja Schoch, Quality Manager, anja.schoch@falling-walls.com, +49 30 60 988 39 75
Strategic development, impact, evaluation, reporting, partner management

Johanna Sniezko, Project Controlling, johanna.sniezko@falling-walls.com, +49 30 60 988 39 721
Event management Falling Walls Engage finale, finances, team support

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