Falling Walls Lab Boston 2021

Event Information

September 22, 2021, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Consulate Boston, MIT-Germany

Which walls will your research break?

Pitch your innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.


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  November 7, 2021
  • attend the Falling Walls Conference, where leaders from science, industry, and policy-making meet and discuss which walls will fall next in science and society

Apply – Applications open soon.

Application deadline  August 22, 2021.

For any question please email Science@bost.diplo.de.

Check out last year’s winning pitch!

*This is an independently organized event. 

Winners are invited to apply for Innovation Week 2021

This year, all international Falling Walls Lab winners are invited to apply for participation in the Innovation Week, organised by TU9, the alliance of leading universities of technology in Germany, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Here is a short overview of the Innovation Week:

  • The event comprises a five-day programme in which participants are comprehensively prepared for setting up a start-up business. They will also receive individual coaching, feedback, and an insight into the German start-up scene.
  • Who: All winners of the Falling Walls Labs who wish to establish a scientific start-up business in a STEM field. 15 participants will be selected among those who apply.
  • When: 15-19 November 2021
  • Format: Online
  • Application deadline: All applications must be submitted within two weeks after the local Lab via the following link: https://www.daad.de/surveys/956276?lang=en. If the Lab has already taken place, the application deadline is 4 June 2021.
  • Participants of the Innovation Week will benefit in various ways: an attractive programme with comprehensive information and coaching sessions, prizes for the winners of the final event, such as follow-up coaching sessions, and opportunities to network with experts and peers.

You can find further information and materials (incl. text modules for communication purposes) about the Innovation Week in step 6 of the host download section: https://falling-walls.com/lab/host-download-section-2021/

Should you have any questions, please contact the event organiser, Ms. Anne Knab (knab@daad.de; +49 228 882-8808).