100 aspiring scientists and professionals from over 40 countries will each present their ideas in 3 minutes

 

The Finale of the Falling Walls Lab will bring together top international talents in Berlin on 8 November 2015

Date: Sunday, 8/11/2015 from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm

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

 

Berlin, 29 October 2015. The Falling Walls Lab finalists come from over 40 countries and are working in the most diverse fields of research, but they are all pursuing a common goal: they want to overcome social problems and challenges with their ideas. In one of 34 internationally held Labs or through a direct selection process, 100 talents have qualified to participate in the Finale of the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. Here, the next generation of top scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs will each have three minutes to present their research results, business ideas and initiatives. These include a portable spectroscope for the early detection of heart attacks and a research project that uses the theory of relativity in order to develop the high-speed computer of tomorrow.

The three presenters with the most innovative ideas will be awarded the title ‘Falling Walls Young Innovators of the Year 2015’ by a high-calibre jury from science and industry and will get to present their ideas the next day in front of around 700 guests at the international Falling Walls Conference. The jury is led by Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation, and Dr Luca Rossi, Partner, Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, A.T. Kearney (a list of all members of the jury can be found at: http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/jury).

The Falling Walls Lab programme and further information can be found at http://www.falling-walls.com/lab.

The live stream on the day of the event can be found here: www.falling-walls.com/livestream.

Please register for accreditation at http://www.falling-walls.com/press/accreditation.

 

Falling Walls Lab: Sunday, 8/11/2015 from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm in the Berlin Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tiergartenstraße 35, 10785 Berlin

Press Lunch with the winners: Monday, 9/11/2015 at 1.15 pm in the Press Lounge of the Falling Walls Conference, Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

With: Dr Luca Rossi, Partner, Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, A.T. Kearney; Prof. Dr Peter Hofmann, Senior Vice President Global Product Development, Festo; Tatjana König, Managing Director, Falling Walls Foundation, and the winners of the Falling Walls Lab 2015.

 

Press contact

Lucie Menz
Press and Communication
Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH
Chausseestraße 8e
D-10115 Berlin

phone: +49 30 609 88 39 74
lucie.menz@falling-walls.com

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