INTERnational Falling Walls Lab PARTICIPANTS

selected by international Lab selection committees

  • Sharpen their presentation, communication skills, and critical thinking skills by pitching their innovative idea to peers, a jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public
  • Connect with like-minded international Falling Walls Lab participants
  • Receive valuable feedback from the esteemed jury and diverse audience
  • Gain visibility in front of industry leaders, investors, and potential partners who can help take their project to the next level.
  • Compete to become an international Falling Walls Lab winner
    *Additional perks vary by international Lab location and may include rhetoric workshops, pitch coaching, etc.

INTERnational Falling Walls Lab Winners

selected by international Lab juries

  • Win a trip to Berlin, Germany! (travel and accommodation included)
  • Participate in the global Falling Walls Lab finale (7 November 2023) in Berlin, where they will compete to become the Breakthrough Winner of the Year in the Emerging Talents category of Falling Walls
  • Receive a ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Science Summit (7-9 November 2023), where leaders from science, industry, and policy-making meet and discuss which walls will be the next to fall in science and society
  • Take part in an exclusive extended programme (extended programme events in past years have included a Springer Nature event on science publishing, an ‘Insights into German Research’ information session, a networking dinner, etc.)
  • Interact with other Falling Walls Science Summit participants via various networking opportunities
  • Increase their innovative project’s global reach and visibility with a pitch video in the Falling Walls content library
  • Join the global Falling Walls community platform Falling Walls Connect
    *Additional prizes vary by international Lab location.


selected by a high-ranking, interdisciplinary jury

  • Win a cash prize!
  • Are awarded the Breakthrough Winner of the Year title in the Emerging Talents category of Falling Walls
  • Present their breakthrough projects on the Falling Walls Breakthroughs of the Year stage on 9 November 2023, which, throughout the day, hosts leading experts, changemakers, and luminaries

* The Falling Walls Foundation reserves the right to replace the prizes with alternate prizes if circumstances beyond its control make it necessary to do so.

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