Science Reunites Us

After a fully digital Falling Walls Conference 2020, we look forward to hosting the first in-person event that reunites the science community internationally. We welcome the people who are finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time back to Berlin on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. As the pandemic has taught the scientific community to put more emphasis on dialogue with society, we have decided to add a full day of debates and encounters to the Falling Walls Science Summit 2021.

 

7 November

Falling Walls Pitches

A day of live pitches in the following categories: Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab) for the next generation of outstanding innovators. Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage) for inspiring science engagers. Science Start-Ups (Falling Walls Venture) for the science start-up community.

8 November

Falling Walls Circle – Challenges and Foresight

Our new format to connect science and society. Researchers, policymakers, business leaders, and society discuss the biggest challenges we face and the foresight that scientific breakthroughs can offer.

9 November

Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year

On the anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, the conference provides a stage for outstanding research presented in inspiring presentations. For the 13th time, “the brightest minds on the planet“ (BBC) will showcase their work.


 

Due to the pandemic and its event regulations, we have to plan with very limited capacities which are needed for invited guests, speakers, and panelists. Thus, we are not able to offer an open sale of tickets for the Falling Walls Science Summit at Radialsystem and Holzmarkt Berlin. If you are interested in finding a special solution to attend the Falling Walls Science Summit, please contact us via conference@falling-walls.com.

To join us from around the world, we offer free livestreams of all sessions on our website. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss any updates, the programme launch, and confirmed speakers.

the science breakthroughs of the year 2021

The value of breakthrough research has hardly ever been more evident as it is the groundbreaking work of scientists that will allow us to overcome the pandemic. We received more than 1000 nominations from 115 countries in the search of the Science Breakthroughs of the Year in 10 categories, from Life Sciences to Science Engagement. Meet all Finalists who qualify for this title.

One step further, the distinguished juries chaired by Helga Nowotny, President Emerita of the European Research Council, have elected the 2021 Winners in the categories 1-7: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities, Art and Science, Future Learning, and Science and Innovation Management. Learn more about them in our press release.

READY FOR THE FALLING WALLS SCIENCE SUMMIT 2021?

The Falling Walls Science Summit is part of the Berlin Science Week with over 200 events from 1–10 Nov 2021. Since its first annual meeting on 9 November 2009, the 20th anniversary of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall, the Falling Walls Conference has continuously developed into a world forum for science. Some of the most important researchers and thinkers of our time gather at Falling Walls to discuss breakthroughs with global leaders in science, politics, business, and the media, answering the core question of the Falling Walls Conference: “Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?“

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