Falling Walls Lab Victoria
Falling Walls Lab asks one question
Which are the next walls to fall?
veski and Deakin University are hosting the Falling Walls Lab Victoria in 2021 – a State run heat with selected applicants to compete at a national finale in Canberra – Falling Walls Lab Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science.
Finalists from Falling Walls Lab Australia join 100 other Finalists from across the globe to compete in the Falling Walls Lab Finale.
veski is also collecting submissions from applicants from South Australia on behalf of the Australian Academy of Science.
About Falling Walls
Established 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Falling Walls is a global event dedicated to supporting science and the humanities.
In November of each year, innovative minds from around the world converge at Falling Walls, Berlin, Germany. Leaders from politics, science, the arts and business gather to discuss global challenges and their innovative responses.
- Learn more about the Falling Walls Lab
Falling Walls Lab
Three minutes is all it takes! Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and stepping stone that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally and locally.
The multifaceted formats support participants in driving their innovations and develop their communication skills, fostering collaboration and creating a space for impactful and sustainable communities to thrive.
Each year, renowned academic institutions around the world host their own Falling Walls Lab to showcase the quality, diversity, and passion of their region’s most innovative minds. In three minutes each, participants try to convince a high-calibre jury of their solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
The Falling Walls Lab is organised by the Falling Walls Foundation and generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Berlin-Senate, Google, and Huawei. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
- veski application deadline
5.00pm [AEST] on Monday, 28 June 2021
- Referee Report deadline (a part of veski’s application)
12.00pm [AEST] on Friday, 2 July 2021.
- Falling Walls Lab application deadline
5.00pm [AEST] on Monday, 28 June 2021
Please note: The dates apply to both Victorian & South Australian applicants.
Read the Eligibility criteria
Selected Victorian applicants will be invited to take part in Falling Walls Lab Victoria – a State heat – to deliver a 3-minute pitch and present their solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public.
- Hybrid event @ Deakin Downtown, Melbourne CBD
Monday, 16 August 2021
Finalists from Falling Walls Lab Victoria will be invited to participate at the Australian finale, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, with Falling Walls Lab Australia finalists able to engage with a rare audience to which they can share their dream of a better world through science and social change.
The Australian Academy of Science is pleased to host the sixth Falling Walls Lab Australia in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canberra, and EURAXESS Australia and New Zealand.
Falling Walls Labs are organised by independent partners of Falling Walls Foundation and are held in locations across the globe with the winners from each Lab being invited to present at the Falling Walls Lab global finale – Falling Walls Pitch, Berlin on the 7 November 2021.
Falling Walls Lab Victoria is hosted by veski in partnership with Deakin University.
As a Falling Walls Lab Australia finalist, in addition to competing at the Falling Walls Lab Global Finale hosted by Berlin – you are also invited to apply to participate in Innovation Week, organized by TU9, the alliance of leading universities of technology in Germany, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The application process involves 2 STEPS
STEP 1: Complete veski’s online application here – this incorporates the request to upload a Referee Report.
STEP 2: Complete the Falling Walls Lab online application here.
Only complete and eligible applications submitted via the Falling Walls Lab website and veski’s Award Force platform will be forwarded for assessment by an selection panel.
Additional opportunity for recipients of Falling Walls Lab Australia!
All international Falling Walls Lab recipients are invited to apply for participation in the Innovation Week, organised by TU9, the alliance of leading universities of technology in Germany, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
- The event comprises a five-day programme in which participants are comprehensively prepared for setting up a start-up business. They will also receive individual coaching, feedback, and an insight into the German start-up scene.
- Who: All winners of the Falling Walls Labs who wish to establish a scientific start-up business in a STEM field. 15 participants will be selected among those who apply.
- When: 15-19 November 2021
- Format: Online
Application deadline: If you are a selected recipient of Falling Walls Australia, you will need to make your application via DAAD within two weeks of the Falling Walls Lab Australia finale being held on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.
Participants of the Innovation Week will benefit in various ways: an attractive programme with comprehensive information and coaching sessions, prizes for the winners of the final event, such as follow-up coaching sessions, and opportunities to network with experts and peers.
For further information you can visit https://www.research-in-germany.org/en/campaigns-and-activities/innovation-week.html
The Falling Walls Lab Victoria is proudly supported by: