Falling Walls Lab New York 2019

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Which walls will be the next to fall?

Talented scientists and entrepreneurs will answer this question by presenting their cutting-edge idea and innovation in just three minutes. A distinguished jury selects a winner who will compete again in the finale in Berlin.

Join us for an evening of ideas and root for our contestants.

Event Recording

Event Recording

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Dr. Kurt Becker
Vice Dean, Professor of Applied Physics and of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Dr. Joann Halpern
Director, Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), New York
Ben Brisch
Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York
Dietmar Rieg
President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce
Julia Byrd
Assistant Director, PowerBridgeNY
Katrin Zimmermann
Managing Director, TLGG Consulting, New York Office
with a presentation by
GK Training and Communications on
“How to Give a Perfect Pitch”

About Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Lab New York is one of over 50 labs taking place worldwide this year. The winners of each lab qualify for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on November 8 and are invited to attend the Falling Walls Conference on November 9. The Falling Walls Conference takes place every year on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, November 9. During the conference, scientists from around the globe present their current breakthrough research.

Apply – Applications for participation are now closed. If you want to come as a spectator, please register at the link above.

Participate – Present your research project, business plan or social initiative – in just 3 minutes on 3 slides – to a jury.  Get involved in exciting discussions and network with fellow innovators and experts from different disciplines.

Win – The winner of this pitch contest will get to:

  • travel to Berlin, Germany (travel & accommodation covered)
  • pitch their idea in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2019
  • attend the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2019, where leaders from science, industry, and policy-making meet and discuss which walls will fall next in science and society
  • participate in a Springer Nature event on science publishing and a science excursion.

The finale winner gets to speak once more on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference, receives a cash prize, and the opportunity to win a six month Virtual Residency with Nature Careers of the global publisher Springer Nature.

Event Information

May 2, 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

New York
Organizer(s): German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH NY), NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Falling Walls Foundation


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