Archive: Science Summit 2022

A look back on the Science Summit 2022

Some of the most important researchers and thinkers of our time gather annually at the Falling Walls Science Summit from 7-9 November to discuss breakthroughs with global leaders in science, politics, business, and the media. We look forward to welcome the people who are finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time in Berlin on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The three-day programme of 2022 included inspiring keynotes, discussions and exciting pitches and a lot more on topics related to science, its communities and the opportunities connected to science and society. For those who were not able to attend in person, there were be possibilities to participate digitally via livestream. To make sure not to miss any information about the Falling Walls Science Summit 2023, make sure to register to our Newsletter!

Thank you for celebrating the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2022 with us!


You’re engaged in a scientific project with the potential to become a Science Breakthrough 2023 or know someone who does? Apply or nominate now and be part of the Global Call 2023!


Science Breakthrough of the Year Presentations 2022

Jury Members Science Summit 2022

The renowned juries, chaired by Helga Nowotny, President Emeritus of the European Research Council, identified the best admissions from academics and academic institutions, universities, research organizations, companies, foundations and research institutes. On 9 November 2022, the chosen ten scientific breakthroughs of the year presented to the global audience on stage of the Falling Walls Science Summit 2022 in Berlin and via livestream.

Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering & Technology

Science & Humanities, Art & Science

Future Learning, Science & Innovation Management

Engage, Lab, Venture

Global Call Winners & Finalists

The bright minds behind the latest Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs and outstanding science projects were nominated by leading academics and academic institutions, research organizations, public and private research centers, universities, companies, foundations, and individuals. Find out more about the Global Call for Nomination, the selection criteria and our ten categories below.

Winners 2022

Find all shortlisted projects below: Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year 2022 shortlist. The shortlisted projects are one step closer to the title Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year.

Congratulations to all Global Call Winners 2022!

Finalists 2022

We received a total of 1345 nominations.
Thank you for your great participation and congratulations to the finalists!

Find out who made it to the next round.

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