Falling Walls Lab is coming to Victoria!

    16/08/2021 - 09:00
    Australia, Melbourne
    16/08/2021 - 13:00
    veski, Deakin University, the Australian Academy of Science & EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand

Three minutes is all it takes! Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and stepping stone that brings together a diverse & interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, & early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally & locally.

veski and Deakin University are hosting Falling Walls Lab Victoria in 2021 - a state heat, with finalists to compete at Falling Walls Lab Australia, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canberra, & EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand.

Bachelor’s and Master’s students, PhD candidates, post-docs, & early-career professionals research active in any field of the natural sciences, including technology, engineering & medicine, social sciences or humanities should APPLY NOW to share their dream of a better world through science and social change.

Apply now


  • veski application deadline: 5.00pm [AEST] on Thursday, 1 July 2021

  • Referee Report deadline (a part of veski’s application): 12.00pm [AEST] on Friday, 2 July 2021.

  • Falling Walls Lab application deadline: 5.00pm [AEST] on Monday, 28 June 2021

Read the Eligibility criteria

Selected applicants will be invited to take part in Falling Walls Lab Victoria – a State heat – to deliver a 3-minute pitch and present their solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public.

  • Hybrid event @ Deakin Downtown, Melbourne CBD: Monday, 16 August 2021

Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of early-career innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Selected applicants are given the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition and present their research, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury, and the general public where they are able to share their dream of a better world through science and social change.

Each year, renowned academic institutions around the world are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab to showcase the quality, diversity, and passion of their region’s most innovative minds. In three minutes each, participants try to convince a high-calibre jury of their solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The winner of each international Lab qualifies for the global Finale in Berlin on 8 November.

The Falling Walls Lab is organised by the Falling Walls Foundation and generously funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Berlin-Senate, Google, and Huawei. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Falling Walls Labs are organised by independent partners of Falling Walls Foundation and are held in locations across the globe.