Falling Walls Engage will be hosted as a digital event this year.
From July to October, we will continuously announce the finalists and 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.
In the end of October / the beginning of November, Falling Walls Engage will take place as online event to recognise and discuss the ten respective winners individually, as identified by a distinguished jury. At the end of the day, the Falling Walls Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year 2020 will be selected (but will not be announced before 9 November 2020).
On 9 November 2020, the anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, the ten Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year (one per category) will be made public, and the people and institutions who made them possible will be honoured in a live digital session. In this event, a “Global Circle“ of distinguished world leaders will discuss the post-corona agendas of the various fields. All material will be made available permanently and for free on our falling-walls.com library to allow global access and inspiration.