Falling Walls Lab 2016

In a nutshell

Share your ideas. Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day.

What is the Lab?

The Falling Walls Lab is a challenging, inspiring and interdisciplinary format for outstanding talents. It offers the opportunity to excellent academics and professionals to present their innovative ideas, research projects and social initiatives.

Each participant is asked to present his/her work in 3 minutes.

All disciplines are welcome: from agriculture, medicine, economics, engineering to the humanities.

A prestigious jury from science and business awards the best participants.

International Labs and the Finale in Berlin

The first Falling Walls Lab took place in 2011 in Berlin one day prior to the Falling Walls Conference. Thanks to the huge success of the Falling Walls Lab 2011, the Falling Walls Foundation and A.T. Kearney extended the format to a global scale in 2012. Since then, international Labs take place in different vibrant cities around the world throughout the year. So far, Falling Walls Labs have taken place in more than 30 countries. The Falling Walls Lab Finale is held each year in Berlin on 8 November. The Finale gathers 100 participants, among them all winners of the international Labs.

Where in Africa?

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. Here the current 2016 list of locations for Africa:

(For updates visit the webiste.)

Falling Walls Lab Cairo (E-Flyer)

When: 20 July 2016
Where: TBA
Host: German Science Centre (DWZ Kairo) (contact the organisers)
 (Deadline: 30 June 2016)

Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg (E-Flyer)

When: 30 September 2016
Where: 1, Exchange Square, 2 Gwen Ln, Sandton, 2193
Host: A.T. Kearney (contact the organisers)
 (Deadline: 2 September 2016)

Falling Walls Lab Nairobi

When: TBC
Where: TBC
Host: DAAD
Application open soon!

Falling Walls Lab Dakar (E-Flyer)

When: 17 May 2016
Where: Grand Amphi, Ecole supérieure polytechnique de Dakar
Host: Institut Supérieur de Management / Friedrich Naumann Foundation (contact the organisers)
Application closed.

Falling Walls Lab Ghana (E-Flyer)

When: 24 June 2016
Where: Conference Room, ISSER- Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research, Legon, Accra
Host: DAAD
Application closed.

Falling Walls Lab Tunisia (E-Flyer)

When: 24 June 2016
Where: Participants will be informed on the event location within Tunis
Host: DAAD (contact the organisers)
Application closed.

Falling Walls Lab Cameroon (E-Flyer)

When: 25 June 2016
Where: Goethe-Institut Yaoundé, Rue Mballa Eloumden, Yaoundé 1067, Cameroon
Host: DAAD / Goethe Institut (contact the organisers)
Application closed.

Why take part?

Being part of the Falling Walls Lab will inspire you and provide you with insights by other participants, decision makers of enterprises leading in innovation and distinguished representatives of scientific institutions.

The Falling Walls Lab

  • supports interdisciplinary dialogue and international cooperation.
  • connects aspiring innovators and senior researchers.
  • develops new and sustainable ways of scientific communication

Source and further information: Falling Walls Lab