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Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?


Have a great idea which could solve a problem facing society?

Share it at Edinburgh’s Falling Walls Lab on 29 July 2014 and win a trip to the International Final in Berlin.


Falling Walls Labs are international events which aim to build connections between young researchers and representatives from academia, business and Falling Walls Labpolicy - and discover ideas which could have a significant positive impact on society.

Twenty excellent young academics, entrepreneurs and professionals will have the opportunity to participate in Edinburgh’s Falling Walls Lab on 29 July 2014. As a participant, you will have the chance to:

  •          Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes!
  •          Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business.
  •          Exchange insights on an interdisciplinary level with fellow researchers and professionals.
  •          Get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent academics and professionals.

Who can Apply?

  • We are looking for outstanding young talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines aged 35 years or under.
  • Master students, PhD candidates, post-docs (any university), young professionals, scientists or entrepreneurs are invited to apply.

Application & Deadline


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