Dear Friends and Partners of Falling Walls, Berlin Science Week and Young Entrepreneurs in Science,

One of the obvious learnings of the Corona crisis is the need for scientific breakthroughs. For the Falling Walls team, giving up on our mission is therefore not an option: We will either be able to meet again safely in person or we will find virtual means to discuss breakthroughs in science and society. Accordingly, please keep the dates of our annual meetings in your calendar:

The Falling Walls Berlin events on 8/9 November 2020 and the Berlin Science Week between 1-10 November 2020 will take place. We are in close coordination with our partners as well as the relevant authorities and are working on finding the best possible solutions.

With regards to our circa 100 events due to take place over the next months around the globe as part of Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture, and Falling Walls Engage,  we are closely monitoring the situation with our local partners and deciding on the best and safest course of action on a case-by-case basis. We may jointly opt for digital meetings in the coming weeks and use the best available technology to ensure the success of the events. We would rather err on the side of caution. We are coordinating next steps for the Young Entrepreneurs in Science programme with our regional partners.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details. To help slow down the dissemination of the virus, most of the Falling Walls Team is working from home, so please excuse the occasional delay in our response.

Falling Walls Conference: Claudia Brüninghaus (
Falling Walls Engage: Marie Mühlmann (
Falling Walls Lab: Lisa Kohler (
Falling Walls Venture: Imke Rajamani (
Berlin Science Week: Christine Brummer (
Young Entrepreneurs in Science: Laura Sager (

We will keep you in the loop as events develop.

Stay healthy!

All the best from your Falling Walls Team


ABOUT THE Falling Walls Foundation
The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin. The foundation creates international and interdisciplinary platforms and networks through its annual Falling Walls Conference, which asks each year on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: Which walls will fall next? At the conference, 20 leading researchers from around the world present their latest breakthroughs in the natural sciences, humanities, business and technology to an audience of around 700 decision-makers and innovators in politics, research, industry and civil society. The Falling Walls Foundation also organises Berlin Science Week, which bring scientists from institutions all over the world to Berlin from 1 to 10 November. A further initiative is the Young Entrepreneurs in Science programme, which trains doctoral researchers to translate their research into a potential business idea. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Berlin Senate, as well as by numerous national and international research institutions, foundations and companies.


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