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BECOME THE SCIENCE Startup BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR 2020

Falling Walls Venture 2020 will be hosted as a digital event by the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim. It forms part of the Falling Walls 2020 Remote: a digital format that replaces our physical event in Berlin this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

As much as the Covid-19 crisis restricts personal gatherings in 2020, it opens up new opportunities for Falling Walls to overcome the limitations of a traditional conference through innovative, open and engaging digital formats. In 2020 we want to showcase, discuss, value and celebrate a wide variety of breakthroughs involving a wider audience during a longer period of time. All strands will converge on 9 November in a top-class award ceremony and expert panel discussions.

As in previous years, scientific and academic institutions can nominate science-driven ventures.

Who can BE NOMINATED?

  • Science-based start-ups from all disciplines (biotech, data & AI, cleantech, new materials, engineering, healthcare, food & agriculture, …)
  • Each start-up must be endorsed by a nominating institution. This can be a university or a research insitution.
  • The company must be founded (incorporated) between 1 January 2015 and the application date at the latest.
  • Start-ups should at least have a proof of concept/prototype and should already have received some funding.

How does the NOMINATION AND APPLICATION process work?

1. Secure an endorsement by a university or research institution (i.e. VP Innovation, Director Technology Transfer, Head of university accelerator or a professor).

2. Submit your application here online by 30 June 2020 at the latest (incl. contact details of the representative of the nominating institution).

Before your start:

  • Have your pitch desk ready (PDF)
  • Prepare a 1-minute video showing you (the presenter) giving your elevator pitch (self-shot clip with smartphone camera is fine). File formats: .avi or .mp4
  • Fill in the application questionnaire (preview here)

3. After the deadline has passed, our selection committee will screen all nominations

4. The 25 most promising start-ups will be invited to attend the event.

5. November 7 to November 10: Travel to Berlin, join the pitch event on 8 November and enjoy the Falling Walls programme as well as the Berlin Science Week.

 

Questions?

Feel free to get in touch at venture@falling-walls.com for any questions.

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