Which walls will your research break?

Pitch your innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.

Apply – Students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers,
& academics of all disciplines are welcome to apply here by Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Participate – Present your research project, business plan or social initiative – in just 3 minutes on 3 slides – to a jury.  Get involved in exciting discussions and network with fellow innovators and experts from different disciplines.

Win – The winner of this pitch contest will get to:

  • travel to Berlin, Germany (travel & accommodation covered)
  • pitch their idea in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on  November 8, 2020
  • attend the Falling Walls Conference, where leaders from science, industry, and policy-making meet and discuss which walls will fall next in science and society

*This is an independently organized event. 

Remote Pitch Contest

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event will be taking place online on May 7th at 5 PM.  Labsters will have the ability to pitch their breakthrough ideas from the comfort of their own homes.

Now more than ever, we need to support innovative new ideas and research. We invite students and researchers from across North America to apply.