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Falling Walls Lab New Zealand – 2020 Applications Open

Opportunity for the next generation of early-career innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries to share, in 3 minutes, their research, business model or initiative and compete to win a trip to the Falling Walls Lab Berlin.

Royal Society Te Apārangi in collaboration with the German Embassy in Wellington, invites applications from New Zealand and Pacific Island Forum (PIF) nation from all disciplines to participate in Falling Walls Lab New Zealand.

Falling Walls Lab New Zealand is a challenging, inspiring and interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of early-career innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries.

In a 3-minute presentation, participants will present their research, business model or initiative, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.  All disciplines are welcome: from agriculture, medicine, economics, engineering to social science and the humanities. The event is inspired by the world-changing event of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, with the question at every Falling Walls gathering: Which walls will fall next?

Network with fellow innovators from different disciplines, equally passionate and inspired to showcase their solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time.

The most intriguing presentation will be selected to represent New Zealand and travel to the Falling Walls Lab Global Finale held in Berlin, Germany on 8 November.  At the Berlin Lab, 100 finalists from across the world will receive the opportunity to present their work in front of a distinguished jury and a ticket to attend the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, to meet and listen to some of the world’s forward-thinking scientists and boldest visionaries.

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 the Falling Walls Lab Global Finale, Berlin on the 8 November. The Falling Walls Lab Finale is run by the Falling Walls Foundation.

Dates

Applications are open for researchers wishing to participate in Falling Walls Lab New Zealand on 8 September 2020 at Royal Society Te Apārangi, Wellington.  Applications close 11 June 2020 5:00pm NZST

More information

More information on travel support and how to apply.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Falling Walls Lab New Zealand may need to be a virtual event this year or it may be cancelled for safety. However, since Falling Walls Lab fosters effective science communication – a vital skill as we respond and unite against COVID-19 – we are opening applications with the hope it can go ahead.

 
 

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