28/03/2018

EURAXESS Prize for Winners of Falling Walls Labs across ASEAN


In 2018, competitors in the Falling Walls Labs competitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam have the chance to take home an additional award! The EURAXESS Prize will be awarded to the 1st winner of the Falling Walls Lab competitions. With a value of EUR 600 it offers the unique opportunity to visit a research lab or university in any of the 28 member countries of the European Union.

The Falling Walls Lab is a unique competition that provides young students, researchers and entrepreneurs a platform to present their innovative ideas, research projects and social initiatives. The challenge is to present this in just 3 minutes in English!

All disciplines are welcome: from agriculture, medicine, economics, engineering to the humanities.

The Falling Walls Lab was initiated on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is “Which walls will fall next?”

Falling Walls Labs are part of the annual, internationally-renowned conference for breakthroughs in science and society, the Falling Walls Conference. It fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.

International Falling Walls Labs are organised by academic institutions throughout the world – many of those with the support of the EURAXESS Worldwide team. The winners of each international Lab travel to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which takes place every year on 8 November. At the Berlin Lab, 100 innovators receive the opportunity to present their work in front of a distinguished jury and attend the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November where they meet the world’s top scientists.

Falling Walls Vietnam

The DAAD has brought an innovative, inspiring and interdisciplinary format for aspiring researchers for the first time to Vietnam – the Falling Walls Lab. The winner of the Lab Vietnam gets to compete at the global Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2018 with Lab winners from across the world, and also gets a ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Conference on 9 November where leaders from science, industry and policy-making meet. Travel costs and accommodation in Berlin will be sponsored.

The Falling Walls Lab Vietnam will take place on 25 May 2018 (4.30PM) at the Vietnamese-German Centre at Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

Please apply online through the website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply.

Application deadline is 6 April 2018.

The Falling Walls Lab is great fun. It brings together bright minds with groundbreaking ideas that spark discourse and have great potential to impact our future.

Apply now, share your innovative idea and win a trip to Berlin!

Detailed information:

  • Call for Application (PDF, 336.71 KB)
  • Event poster (PDF, 562.33 KB)
  • Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Falling Walls Malaysia

The Asia Institute of Medical, Science and Technology (AIMST) will host Falling Walls Lab AIMST 2018.

The AIMST University is located in Semeling, Sungai Petani, Kedah and invites Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs and entrepreneurs of all academic disciplines and from all over Malaysia to share their innovative ideas, research projects and business models.

A jury consisting of high-calibre representatives of science and business select the best presentation with the highest breakthrough factor. The winner will travel to Berlin and take part in the global Lab Finale on 8 November 2018.

Please apply online through the website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply.

Application deadline is 20 July 2018.

The Falling Walls Lab AIMST (download poster)

Falling Walls Jakarta

The Falling Walls Lab Jakarta will take place on 13 September 2018 at Universitas Indonesia, Auditorium Juwono Sudarsono FISIP, Kampus Depok. Kick-off will be at 1pm.

Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors and entrepeneurs are invited to present their research projects, business models and social initiatives in front of a high-calibre jury and an interdisciplinary audience.

The top winner of the Jakarta Lab will travel to Berlin and participate in the global Lab Finale on 8 November 2018. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference where world-class scientists and leaders from academia, industry and policy-making will come together.

Please apply online through the website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply.

Application deadline is 19 August 2018.

The Falling Walls Lab Jakarta is hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with the Faculty of Administrative Science Universitas Indonesia and is supported by EURAXESS, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Falling Walls Foundation.

For questions please email the organisers.

Falling Walls Singapore 

The Falling Walls Lab Singapore will take place on 5 September 2018 at Classroom 1 (Lecture Theatre), School of Biological Science, 60 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 63755

Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors and entrepeneurs are invited to present their research projects, business models and social initiatives in front of a high-calibre jury and an interdisciplinary audience.

The top winner of the Singapore Lab will travel to Berlin and participate in the global Lab Finale on 8 November 2018. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference where world-class scientists and leaders from academia, industry and policy-making will come together.

Please apply online through the website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply.

Application deadline is 15 July 2018.

The Falling Walls Lab Singapore is hosted by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in cooperation with the German Embassy in Singapore, the DAAD, EURAXESS, the National Research Foundation Singapore, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the National University of Singapore.

For more information please click here.

For questions please email the organisers.

Falling Walls Lab 2018_Singapore Poster (647.13 KB) .

An information session for interested parties to find out more about Falling Walls Lab Singapore will be held on 23 May 2018, 7.30pm at the NTU Alumni House in Marina Square.

Register here.

Falling Walls Thailand 

TBC