Falling Walls Lab Pitches: Session 3
Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition and networking forum that acts as a stepping stone by providing a local and global stage for a diverse pool of interdisciplinary students and early-career professionals to gather and share their breakthrough ideas.
Each year from March to October, renowned academic institutions around the world host local Falling Walls Lab events to showcase the quality, diversity, and passion of their region’s most innovative minds. Participants receive the opportunity to present their 3-minute project solutions that address some of the most pressing challenges of our time to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public.
72 Falling Walls Lab events were held in 60 countries this year. These events were hosted by top academic institutions, examples include Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tohoku University, and the University of Cape Town. The Winners of these international Lab events automatically qualify for the global finale in Berlin on 7 November. This year’s innovative ideas included affordable water filters that increase access to potable water, novel methods to combat increasing bacterial resistance, and insights regarding the use of satellite technology to protect coral reefs.
Chaired by Sarah Springman (Rector of ETH Zürich), the renowned jury performs the difficult task of selecting three winners to be awarded the title “Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year in the Emerging Talents Category” and to receive a cash prize. Thereafter, on 9 November, these Breakthrough winners will present their ideas once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls conference to an audience of leading experts, changemakers, and luminaries from the ten Breakthrough categories.
Life Event; Available via Livestream and Attendance in Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl. for Summit Participants
In 3-minute project pitches, each of the 75 international Falling Walls Lab winners will present their solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in our world today.
Berlin, 10243 Germany