Falling Walls Lab contest back to Spain

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 Falling Walls Lab

Every November, Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall and also one of the most prestigious international events in the world: Falling Walls. Within this, the international final of Falling Walls Lab (FWLab) takes place in Berlin, a contest for young scientific talents, innovators and visionary minds. Here, one hundred candidates from all corners of the world compete with their ideas for the prize to "Young Innovator of the Year".

The format of the contest is based on presentations of three minutes in English, where researchers and innovators from all areas present their ideas or innovative projects. The criterion for raising one of the prizes: disruptive ideas that can break down the wall of some of the global challenges facing the world: energy, humanitarian, environment.

The participants of the big final in Berlin are the winners of the respective national competitions. Therefore, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), through its scientific coordinator in Berlin and FECYT team in Madrid, supports in this edition 2017, two institutions (Madrid and Barcelona) to receive the Talent Contest in Spain. Falling Walls Lab took place in Spain for the last time in 2015 and returns in 2017 thanks to the collaborative efforts of FECYT, DAAD and UPF Barcelona.

Video: https://vimeo.com/191254641

FWLAB BARCELONA

More information and online application form can be found here
Organizers: University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (UPF) / FECYT
Collaborators: German Exchange Academic Service (DAAD)
Submission of applications until: July 15th, 2017
Notification of finalists: 28th July, 2017
Date FWLab Barcelona: 12th September, 2017, 16h
Place: UPF Poble Nou Campus. Roc Boronat 138, 08018, Barcelona

FALLING WALLS LAB MADRID

Infos and registration here
Organizers: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and FECYT
Submission of applications until: July 15th, 2017
Notification of finalists: July 31st 2017
Date FWLab Madrid: September 21st 2017, 18h
Place: Goethe-Institute Madrid. Calle Zurbarán 21, 28010 Madrid

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