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 18 July 2019 to present their research work in 3 minutes. Applications have to be submitted by 28 June 2019 at 5PM - EXTENDED.

In 2019, 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 international Falling Walls Lab will be awarded a slot for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2019 and a ticket to the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2019. 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 Finale winner gets to speak once more on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2019, receives a cash prize, & the opportunity to win a six month Virtual Residency with Nature Careers of the global publisher Springer Nature.

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 18 July 2019 at the Bayt Al Sinnari. Applications can be submitted online until 28 June 2019 at 5 PM - EXTENDED.

Application Procedure

The application procedure includes two steps:

  1. Applications are made centrally on the Falling Walls Website: www.falling-walls.com/apply.
  2. Application videos of max. 3 minutes presenting the idea or project, and showcasing the ability to present in English by 1 person  (the presenter must be visible), are sent to falling-walls@daadcairo.org.
    Please visit https://www.quora.com/I-want-to-prepare-a-2-3-min-video-pitching-my-startup-idea-for-a-competition-What-would-be-the-best-way-to-do-this to get some inspiration.

Only complete application sets will be considered

Falling Walls Lab Egypt 2019 - 18.07.2019:

Kindly register here to attend the Lab in Egypt and watch our 15 finalists presenting their pitch: www.daad.eg/fwl2019-reg

Our Partners

The Falling Walls Lab Egypt is funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with the support of the Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), Egypt Innovate, the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), the Misr El-Kheir Foundation and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Bayt Al Sinnari.

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 3 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.

To view last year's event click here.
To view this year's Call for Application Poster click here.