100 Ideas from 36 Nations in 3 Minutes each on 8.11.2013 in Berlin

Young scholars present their ideas at the finale of the international Falling Walls Lab in Berlin

 

Date: Friday, 8.11.2013 from 10.00 am until 7.00 pm

Location: Berlin Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tiergartenstraße 35, 10785 Berlin

 

Berlin, 30 October 2013. Though they come from São Paulo, Moscow, Los Angeles, London and many other parts of this world they have one thing in common: They all deal with the challenges society faces today and work on solutions to overcome them. Altogether 100 young bright minds from 36 nations were selected to travel to Berlin to showcase their ideas at the Falling Walls Lab on 8 November 2013. At the Lab, aspiring scientists, young professionals and entrepreneurs of diverse disciplines present their research work, business models or initiatives in 3 minutes each.

A renowned jury including amongst others, top representatives of Siemens, the Helmholtz Association, TUI, Volkswagen and Sanofi-Aventis reward the most innovative and intriguing ideas. The jury will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities and co-chaired by Dr. Martin Sonnenschein, Partner and Managing Director Central Europe of A.T. Kearney (List of complete jury: www.falling-walls.com/lab/programme).

The winners of the Falling Walls Lab Finale receive a cash prize, an annual subscription for the magazine Science and present their talks once more on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2013 in front of 700 international guests.

Please see the Falling Walls Lab Programme and further details on www.falling-walls.com/lab.

For the first time the Falling Walls Lab will offer a livestream, www.falling-walls.com/livestream.

Press accreditations at www.falling-walls.com/press/accreditation.

 

Falling Walls Lab: Friday, 8.11.2013 from 10.00 am until 7.00 pm at the Berlin Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tiergartenstraße 35, 10785 Berlin

Press conference with the winners of the Falling Walls Lab: Saturday, 9.11.2013 at 1.30 pm in the press lounge of the Falling Walls Conference, Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

 

About the Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum, which aims at building and promoting interdisciplinary connections between excellent young talents from all fields. At the Falling Walls Lab, all participants present their breakthroughs in front of a distinguished jury – in three minutes each. Beside the Finale in Berlin Falling Walls Qualifying Labs took place in 2013 in Brazil, South Africa, and the USA, the United Kingdom, and in the Russian Federation. The Falling Walls Lab is organised by the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by A.T. Kearney, the global management consulting firm (Founding Partner) and KWS SAAT, the leading plant breeding company (Global Partner).

 

 

Press Contact

Doreen Rietentiet
Press & Communications
Falling Walls Foundation
Chausseestraße 8e
D-10115 Berlin

Tel.: +49 176 211 440 95
dr@falling-walls.com

 

Anne Lorenz
Head of Programme Falling Walls Lab
Falling Walls Foundation
Chausseestraße 8e
D-10115 Berlin

Tel.: +49 176 20206989
al@falling-walls.com

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