April 5, 2016

Falling Walls Labs Australia calling …

Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas.

We would like to draw your attention to an innovative scientific challenge for bright young minds – the Falling Walls Lab. The Lab is a platform for excellent young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines from Australia and New Zealand. They get the opportunity to present their ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their work, answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations and to promote the exchange between young scholars and professionals emerging from different fields of expertise.

The inaugural Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 24 August 2016, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science with support from The Australian National University and the Embassy of Germany in Canberra.

www.science.org.au/news-and-events/news-and-media-releases/academy-hosts-first- falling-walls-lab-australia

Applications are now open and can be made through the website:
www.falling-walls.com/lab

Application Deadline 23 May 2016

Win a Trip to Berlin

Falling Walls Labs take place all over the world each year. A distinguished jury selects the most outstanding presenter of each international Falling Walls Lab who will be awarded a wildcard to present at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2016, and an A.T. Kearney Scholarship to attend the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2016 www.falling-walls.com. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Australia will have their travel expenses to Berlin and back covered by A.T. Kearney, and their accommodation costs on 8-9 November in Berlin will be covered by the Falling Walls Foundation. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference before 800 high-calibre guests from academia, research and business.

The Falling Walls Lab is a non-profit series of scientific conferences, which aims at building and fostering interdisciplinary connections between young researchers. The Falling Walls Lab is a cooperation project between the Falling Walls Foundation and the global management- consulting firm A.T. Kearney (Founding Partner) and Festo, worldwide supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology (Global Partner).

More information about the Falling Walls Foundation can be found at www.falling-walls.com

For Frequently Asked Questions visit:
http://falling-walls.com/lab/faq1

For further information about the Falling Walls Lab Australia 2016 visit:
www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/falling-walls-lab-australia

For the online application form visit:
http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply

Contact
Nancy Pritchard
Director International Programs
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6201 9412
grants@science.org.au