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Falling Walls Lab Pitches

Falling Walls Foundation

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 Science Summit to an audience of leading experts, changemakers, and luminaries from the ten Breakthrough categories.

Live Event; Available via Livestream and Attendance in Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl. for Summit Participants

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl.
09:00 – 09:30

Session 1: 
Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl.
09:30 – 11:00

Presentations 1  to 25:
1. Theo Issitt – Breaking the Wall of Breath Diagnostics
2. Dana Pousty – Breaking the Wall of Water Treatment for Rural Areas
3. Jiao Jiao Li – Breaking the Wall of Stem Cell Therapies
4. Jan Breinbauer – Breaking the Wall of Massive Use of Pesticides
5. Giulia Rocco – Breaking the Wall of Cerebellar Neuroscience
6. Yuqi Li – Breaking the Wall of Na Battery Design
7. Christian Scharun – Breaking the Wall of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
8. Saeka Uchino – Breaking the Wall of Milk Science and Immunology
9. Chinmaya Naik – Breaking the Wall of Specially Abled Literacy & Education
10. Anicet Pascal Latyr Ngom – Breaking the Wall of Access to Safe Drinking Water
11. Marianne Chang – Breaking the Wall of Lost Items on Campus
12. Adivhaho Mphaphuli – Breaking the Wall of Water Leakages
13. Chamikara Liyanage – Breaking the Wall of Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
14. Abé Valère Edi – Breaking the Wall of Fuel Pollution
15. Anna Vanderbruggen – Breaking the Wall of Battery Recycling
16. Ahmed Taha – Breaking the Wall of Document Verification
17. Feiyang Xie – Breaking the Wall of Plant Growth Under Drought
18. Matej Badin – Breaking the Wall of Transformation Barriers
19. Chryssie Karera – Breaking the Wall of Plastic Pollution
20. Alexander C. C. Choo – Breaking the Wall of Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting
21. Ana Montalban-Arques – Breaking the Wall of Ineffective Cancer Therapies
22. Muhammad Rehan – Breaking the Wall of Gut Sampling
23. Victoria Kolesnikova – Breaking the Wall of Hearing Loss
24. Lokman Norazmi – Breaking the Wall of Alien Fish Invasion
25. Arshia Mostoufi – Breaking the Wall of Rare Earth Element Scarcity

Coffee Break
Radialsystem V, Main Hall
11:00 – 11:30

Session 2
Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl.
11:30 – 13:00

Presentations 26  to 50:
26. Simon Bernard- Breaking the Wall of Plastic Pollution
27. Maja Kokot – Breaking the Wall of Bacterial Resistance
28. Georges Khouri – Breaking the Wall of Misdiagnosis in Neglected Diseases
29. Borelle Mafogang – Breaking the Wall of Breast Cancer
30. Fabiyan Angikath – Breaking the Wall of Sustainable Hydrogen from Waste
31. Olena Boruk – Breaking the Wall of Wastewater Treatment
32. Salah El Sadi – Breaking the Wall of Nitrate Water Pollution
33. Rebecca Cenzato – Breaking the Wall of Period Poverty
34. Notoavina Ravel – Breaking the Wall of Inadequate Early Childhood Education
35. José L. Flores-Guerrero – Breaking the Wall of Undiagnosed Diabetes Complications
36. Oyungerel Munkhbat – Breaking the Wall of Indoor Air Pollution
37. Volkan Sezgin – Breaking the Wall of Old School, Non-Digital Trade Diplomacy
38. Daniela Inführ – Breaking the Wall of Global Water Shortage
39. Davit Abgaryan – Breaking the Wall of Manual Crypto Trading
40. Ayitévi F. E. Hounou-Adossi – Breaking the Wall of Chronic Blood Bag Shortage
41. Claudia Patricia Mamani Medina – Breaking the Wall of Insect Conservation
42. Jaloliddin Yunusov – Breaking the Wall of Internal Combustion Engines
43. Joris van Heijningen – Breaking the Wall of Terrestrial Seismicity
44. Waliyat A. Kola-Aderoju – Breaking the Wall of Ecospiel in African Classrooms
45. Hunain Bin Amir – Breaking the Wall of Breast Cancer Detection
46. Kai-Wen Yang – Breaking the Wall of Cementing in Spine
47. Tigran Ambartsumov – Breaking the Wall of Poor Harvest in Drought Season
48. Emmie Chiyindiko – Breaking the Wall of Darkness
49. Kaveto Tjatjara – Breaking the Wall of Sanitation to Re-Invent the Toilet
50. Sebastian Vogler – Breaking the Wall of Regenerative Timber Sourcing

Lunch Break
Radialsystem V, Main Hall
13:00 – 14:00

Session 3
Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl.
14:00 – 16:00

Presentation 51 to 75:
51. Tatjana Geukens – Breaking the Wall of Tissue Donation
52. Bright Tetteh Kwao – Breaking the Wall of Pest Birds Attacks on Cereal Farms
53. Fatema Al Maqbali – Breaking the Wall of Costly Desalination
54. Anwesh Bhattacharya – Breaking the Wall of Human Vision
55. Asteria Tsapadikou – Breaking the Wall of Microbiome with Amalthea
56. Rogers Githinji – Breaking the Wall of Access to Justice
57. Andrzej Żak – Breaking the Wall of Photodynamic Therapy
58. María Victoria Nagel – Breaking the Wall of Unsustainable Agriculture
59. Mohammed Musa – Breaking the Wall of Blood Sample Preparation Equipment
60. Michaela Vojníková – Breaking the Wall of Nerve Reconstruction
61. Christoph Lotz – Breaking the Wall of Space Research on Earth
62. Jawaad Issoop – Breaking the Wall of Unsustainable Building Technologies
63. Amalia Sitti Khayyira – Breaking the Wall of Medicine-Like Foods for Diabetes
64. Ahmed Albagdady – Breaking the Wall of Microfluidics Automation
65. Tenin Nana Kouyate – Breaking the Wall of Small Farmers Weak Access to AgriTech
66. Daniel Garavito – Breaking the Wall of Education
67. Michael Stark – Breaking the Wall of Viral Zoonoses in Animal Farming
68. Pauline Zarrouk – Breaking the Wall of the Nature of Gravity
69. Uzair Masood – Breaking the Wall of Inaccessible Period Products
70. Praise Eromosele – Breaking the Wall of Unaffordable Wastewater Treatment
71. Aleksey Makarov – Breaking the Wall of Puddle Water
72. Soulaima Ben Lkima – Breaking the Wall of Logistics Challenges Facing the Industry
73. JJ Richardson – Breaking the Wall of Sustainable Antimicrobial Clothing
74. Cindy Ow – Breaking the Wall of Universal Science Communication
75. Marcel Kempers – Breaking the Wall of Coral Reef Protection from Space

Joint Award Ceremony  – Falling Walls Lab, Engage, Venture
Lecture Hall. Radialsystem, Ground Fl.
5.30 – 6.00pm

Announcement of the Breakthroughs of the Year in the Emerging Talents, Science Engagement and Science Start-ups Categories

About the Venue
Radialsystem Berlin
Holzmarktstraße 33
Berlin, 10243 Germany

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