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Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?

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!

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Global Call Winners and Finalists 2022

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.

Science Summit 2022 – Special

Join the virtual 3D watch event in the Metaverse on 9 November

Besides this years livestreams Falling Walls offers the opportunity to participate parts of its programme in the metaverse. While a usual livestreams delivers all of the information happening on stage, being in the metaverse is an even more immersive experience. With the use of avatars – or even virtual reality glasses – a seamlessly interaction with other participants has become possible. Presenting stunning breakthroughs in all sorts of sciences, Falling Walls always offered a fabulous programme for its guests- on site and digital! Please join us in our virtual space and participate and experience a new level of interactions.

More about the virtual 3D Watch Event

check out more Falling walls content

You can access all Falling Walls Content through our Content Library. Discover all our articles and videos of previous Pitch sessions, Breakthrough Day presentations, talks and debates as well as our Winner videos and Summit Highlights. Select content by category and topic from more than 11 topics and themes.

To see the Highlights of last year’s Falling Walls Science Summit, have look at this video:

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