Amazing Ideas | Amazing Minds
Falling Walls Lab is a fast paced 'Dragon's Den' format designed to showcase the quality, talent and passion of Next Gen researchers and innovators. Lab participants pitch their innovation or idea in just 3 minutes to a panel of government, industry, academic and media representatives. Falling Walls Lab and Venture UAlberta are held annually and are qualifying events for the global Lab and Venture finales in Berlin.
Falling Walls concept
Falling Walls is an international platform created by the German government, industry and academic/research institutions on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Every November, Berlin hosts the Falling Walls Lab, Venture and Conference to bring the world together to promote science research and innovation and how it helps enhance our world.
Falling Walls Lab UAlberta
In 2014, UAlberta was invited to be 1 of only 20 international Labs alongside London, Paris, Madrid, San Paulo and Tel Aviv Labs among others. Our Lab winners automatically qualify for the global finale in Berlin. In 2014 and 2015, UAlberta presenters won 2nd—Nermeen Youssef 2014 and Lian Willetts 2015—both then presented at the Falling Walls Conference, to 700 decision makers. thought leaders and forward thinking individuals from 80+ countries discuss trends, opportunities and solutions to world challenges. Watch videos from our UAlberta Lab and UAlberta presenters in Berlin via the green button to your right.
Falling Walls Venture UAlberta
Venture showcases research-based start-ups. Falling Walls Venture UAlberta, a joint event between UAlberta and TEC Edmonton, startups pitch to win a spot in Venture Berlin. In Berlin 25 international startups pitch their innovation and company in 5 minutes to international investment managers, venture capitalists, business experts and leaders, and media. The winner is named Start Up of the Year and presents at the conference.
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