Which are the next walls to fall? Calling for young researchers and professionals to showcase their ideas

Which are the next walls to fall? Calling for young researchers and professionals to showcase their ideas
Friday 31 March 2017

Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas at Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017.

The Lab is a platform for excellent young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Nations. Participants will get the opportunity to present their ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business, as well as a chance to win a trip to Berlin. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their work, answering the question 'Which are the next walls to fall?'

A distinguished jury selects the most outstanding presenter of each international Falling Walls Lab who qualifies directly to present at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017. Winners will also be awarded a ticket to attend the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists present their breakthrough research. The 3 winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin will receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference before 800 high-­calibre guests from academia, research and business.

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations and to promote the exchange between young scholars and professionals emerging from different fields of expertise.

Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 12 September 2017, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science and supported by the German Embassy in Canberra. Associates include AT Kearney Sydney, The Australian National University, the German-­Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Royal Society of New Zealand and the German Embassy in Wellington.

Applications close 12 June 2017. Apply now!

More information

Visit www.falling-­walls.com

Contact Nancy Pritchard, Director International Programs, Australian Academy of Science, phone: 02 6201 9412, email: grants@science.org.au

The Falling Walls Lab is a non-profit series of scientific conferences, aimed at building and fostering interdisciplinary connections between young researchers. The Falling Walls Lab is a cooperation projects between the Falling Walls Foundation, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and industry partners.



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