Falling Walls Lab Ankara is one more time calling all talented researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas!

The Falling Walls Lab is an innovative platform, which takes place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on November 8th and is closely connected to the annual and internationally reowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on November 9th.  It is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to share their research work, business model, innovative project or idea to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present their outstanding research project, business plan or social initiative.

In Corporation with the Middle East Technical University (METU), the GrowthCircuit and CoZone, the DAAD Information Centre Ankara initiates the event Falling Walls Lab Ankara for the fourth time in a row! Here you get an insight into the event of last year.

The event will take place on the 18th of March 2020 in Cozone, ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, Bilişim İnovasyon Merkezi, Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı No:280/G Zemin Kat Çankaya/Ankara .

Who can apply?

  • Outstanding talents, innovators, high potentials.
  • All disciplines are welcome.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application. There is no upper age limit for applicants.

You must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in university and/or are currently a postdoc
  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago
  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago
  • You received a PhD no more than 5 years ago

Group applications are not permitted, since individual factors such as grades are important parts of the evaluation process. Therefore, only individuals are allowed to apply to and present at a Falling Walls Lab. If you are a member of a group project, please select a group representative to submit an application. It is important that they clearly highlight their individual contribution to the group project in their application and presentation.

The most intriguing presenter qualifies directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will cover the costs for your stay in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.

Become a part of a global community breaking down walls in science and society! Early-career researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals can now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Ankara on 18 March 2020.

Applications are due 26 February 2020.

If you are not sure if you should apply or if you have still questions, come to our Pre-Workshop on February 24th 2020. Registration under: ankara@daad-turkiye.org

For further information, please visit https://falling-walls.com/venture/faq/.