Falling Walls Lab

Do you want to break “Walls” using your mind and talent? Do you want to share your creative and innovative ideas with great intellectuals firstly in Egypt and then on a global level in Berlin?

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

Outstanding researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals can as of now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Egypt on 12 July 2018 to present their research work in 3 minutes. Applications are due by 23 June 2018.

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In 2018, international Falling Walls Labs take place all over the world and call for the application of Bachelor and Master students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and junior professors. Ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, ideas and business models from all disciplines are welcome.

The winner of every national Falling Walls Lab will be awarded a slot for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2018 and a ticket to the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2018. In total 100 applicants qualify for the final in Berlin. Each finalist will receive the opportunity to present their research work, initiative or business model within three minutes in front of a high-calibre jury from academia, research and business. The three winners receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on the next day.

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

Especially the Falling Walls Lab in Egypt has been the Lab with the highest number of applications worldwide. Due to that this year’s Lab shall be expanded to regions outside Cairo to enable a greater visibility of great ideas and a better access for everyone who wants to apply.

The Falling Walls Lab Egypt takes place on 12 July 2018. Applications can be submitted online until 23 June 2018. The Falling Walls Lab Egypt is hosted by DAAD Cairo Office and supported by the Falling Walls Foundation and our local partners Innovate Egypt (TIEC), Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT), German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Misr El-Kheir Foundation. The Falling Walls Lab Egypt is part of the DAAD’s Research in Germany Campaign and funded through the Federal Foreign Office.

Application Procedure

The application procedure includes two steps: Firstly, applications are made centrally on the Falling Walls Website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply. Secondly, application videos of max. 3 minutes presenting the idea or project must be sent to falling-walls@daadcairo.org. Hereby, we would like to emphasize that the ability to present in English is critical to the consideration of the application. Therefore, we encourage all applicants to only send videos that are presented in English language, preferably showing not only the content, but also the presenter.

Only complete application sets will be considered

For more information follow:
https://www.facebook.com/DAADEgypt  and our Facebook Event

About the Falling Walls Foundation

 The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation that fosters the discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. It organises the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 75 countries. Each year on 9 November, 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, and companies. More information at: www.falling-walls.com

About the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.9 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. The DAAD is a registered member’s association made up of German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Our activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, provide developing countries with best practices in establishing universities and advises decision makers in cultural, educational and developmental policy.

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DAAD Egypt
Regional Office Cairo
Address: 11 Street El-Saleh Ayoub

Email: falling-walls@daadcairo.org

Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Foundation
Chausseestrasse 8E
10115 Berlin, Germany

Email: lab@falling-walls.com
Phone: + 49 30 609 88 39 71