Falling Walls Lab Victoria
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.
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.
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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).
Falling Walls Lab Victoria is hosted by veski in partnership with Deakin University.
veski was delighted to host Falling Walls Lab Victoria on Monday, 16 August 2021 from 3.00pm – the State run heat of this international pitch competition, where selected applicants 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.
The 3 winners from Falling Walls Lab Victoria will participate at the Australian finale, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science. The Falling Walls Lab Australia finalists will 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 on on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.
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.
The Falling Walls Lab Victoria is proudly supported by:
Additional opportunity for recipients of Falling Walls Lab Australia!
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 event comprises a five-day program 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
For further information you can visit https://www.research-in-germany.org/en/campaigns-and-activities/innovation-week.html
Picture © DAAD / Gabrijela Nikolic
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