Falling Walls Lab


An international contest, where young talents share their breakthrough - in just three minutes! - to win a scholarship and travel to the finale in Berlin.

The Falling Walls Lab is a platform for excellent students, academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals from all disciplines to present their research work, business model, or innovative project or idea to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each contestant has exactly 3 minutes on stage.

The jury will select a winner, who qualifies directly for the Lab Finale in Berlin in November, as one of 100 international participants. The winner is also awarded a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference, where some of the most prominent scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The Turku Lab is organized in collaboration by the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and the Falling Walls Foundation. Applications are welcomed from young talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines in Finland, the Nordic, and the Baltic countries. Applications are open online at http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply until August 15, 2017.

Event organizer:
University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, and the Falling Walls Foundation

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