about LAb



Share your ideas and get and win a trip to Berlin.
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 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 almost 50 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.

Why you should be part of it

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.

The three winners will receive a cash prize and will get the opportunity to give their talk on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017 in front of 600 guests – among them institution leaders and decision makers and a worldwide audience via livestream. At the Conference, 20 top-class scientists from around the world present their breakthrough answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?”.

A scholarship will be granted to all participants, covering accomodation from 8 to 9 November and the ticket for the Conference.


If you are interested in the Falling Walls Lab or if you have any questions, please contact us: lab@falling-walls.com.

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