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Call for Applications – Falling Walls Lab


To Staff & Students


We would like to call your attention to an innovative scientific format for aspiring researchers – the Falling Walls Lab.  The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who would like to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea in front of their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business – in 3 minutes each.

Falling Walls Lab take place globally throughout the year.  The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference.  At the Conference, 20 world-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research in an effort to answer the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”

The Falling Walls Lab Nairobi is hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and will take place on 11 September at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. Applications can be submitted via www.falling-walls.com/lab.  The application deadline is July 31.

The winner of the local Lab gets to travel to Berlin, Germany and compete in the Falling Walls Lab Finale.  The winners of the Finale get to speak once more on the grand stage of  Falling Walls Conference and receive a cash prize.  Travel and accommodation from 8-9 November are included for all finalists.  All Finale participants also attend the Falling Walls Conference.

To help spread the news of the Falling Walls Lab Nairobi, we would greatly appreciate if you could forward our call for applications to emerging researchers and professionals within your institution’s network.

The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by the Bayer Foundations and Sartorius.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Falling Walls Foundation (lab@falling-walls.com).

Kind regards

Anja Bengelstorff

Programme Officer

DAAD Regional Office for Africa