Falling Walls Lab Mexico 2021, a competition in partnership with EURAXESS

    Mexico, Online
    DAAD Mexico, Goethe Institute, German Embassy to Mexico, EURAXESS LAC

EURAXESS LAC proudly announces its collaboration with the organisers of Falling Walls Lab Mexico. The winner will be awarded the additional EURAXESS LAC prize: support to visit the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe when participating in the final in Berlin!

The Falling Walls Lab (FWL) is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in 3 minutes each.

Mexican candidates from all areas of knowledge are invited to send their candidacies until July 16th, 2021. This year, given the context of social isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all stages of the event, including the presentation, will be in a virtual environment.

Who may apply?

Outstanding scholars, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators who are at least 18 years old. Candidates must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in a Mexican university

  • You 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

If you have already participated in a Falling Walls Lab (FWL) as a presenter, you are no longer eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted in English.


The Mexican finals will take place virtually on 16 August 2021. The author of the best research project, business plan or social initiative is guaranteed a place on the global Falling Walls Lab Finale (7 November 2021) in Berlin, where he or she will compete to become the Breakthrough Winner of the Year in the Emerging Talents category of Falling Walls.

In addition, EURAXESS LAC will offer a lump sum of 500 euros to support a physical visit to the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe when participating in the final in Berlin. We will be assisting in arranging a meeting with one research organisation/institution of the winner’s choice within the European Research Area. However, EURAXESS cannot guarantee any meetings with a particular organisation or individual. If no meeting can be arranged, EURAXESS will not be held responsible.

In case participation in the physical event in Berlin is not possible, we will offer the same amount as cash prize and support organising virtual meetings with the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe.

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