The German Center for Research and Innovation in partnership with NYU Tandon School of Engineering will be hosting the Falling Walls Lab New York on September 13, 2018. Falling Walls Lab New York is an exciting forum for scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs to present their ideas in 3 minutes with the chance to win a travel grant to participate in the Falling Walls Finale in Berlin on November 8, 2018.
Participation is open to bachelor’s and master’s students, PhD candidates, as well as postdocs, junior researchers from all disciplines and entrepreneurs. Please click here for application details. Eligible entries will receive professional pitch coaching and mentoring during the Lab in New York City. Please share this great opportunity by forwarding this call for applications to anyone you think might have the ideas and skills to showcase their innovative thinking in a public forum.
Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on November 8 and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on November 9. At the Conference, 20 word-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”
The most intriguing presenter qualifies directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation covers the accommodation for the November 8-9 in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.
The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York facilitates transatlantic collaboration by bringing together leaders in science, the humanities, and technology. The DWIH provides a platform to foster and enhance innovation in a rapidly changing world. It is the most accessible and visible portal in North America to the German research and innovation landscape, bringing together key stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
The DWIH’s areas of focus mirror those of Germany’s High-Tech Strategy and include climate and energy, health and nutrition, mobility, security, and communication. In addition, the DWIH has also led the transatlantic dialogue in emerging and evolving areas, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical technologies, and ICT. DWIH events showcase and promote German contributions to research and development, while facilitating the exchange of ideas between North American and German researchers and scientists, across disciplines.