19/04/2022

Falling Walls Labs 2022 in LAC, a competition in partnership with EURAXESS LAC

Topics: Events

Tags: FWL | Falling Walls Lab | Chile | LAC


  • START DATE
    29/06/2022 - 17:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Competition
  • LOCATION
    Chile, Virtual
  • END DATE
    29/06/2022 - 20:00
  • ORGANISER
    DAAD Chile & Fundación Ciencia Joven

EURAXESS LAC proudly announces its collaboration with the organisers of Falling Walls Labs in Latin America. The supported winners will be awarded an additional EURAXESS LAC prize !

 

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.

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 LAC university (in the case of the FWL in Chile, a Chilean 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.

 

EURAXESS LAC Prize

 The author of the best research project, business plan or social initiative is guaranteed a place on the global Falling Walls Lab Finale (8 November 2022) 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 Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will provide a high-quality online science communication training to the winners of the Falling Walls Labs 2022 it supports in LAC. The training will focus on equipping the winner with essential communication skills that are directly applicable to effectively presenting their innovative ideas to an international jury composed of stakeholders from different backgrounds.

“EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion” is a European Commission initiative focused on researcher mobility and career development and aimed at strengthening scientific collaboration between Europe and the rest of the world. EURAXESS LAC supports researchers from the region interested in a research stay in Europe and in collaborating with european scientists in all areas of knowledge. All services are free of charge.

 

Falling Walls Lab in Chile

 

Chilean candidates from all areas of knowledge are invited to send their candidacies until 29 May 2022. This year, the finals will take place presentially, on 29 June, at PUCV (Centro de Estudios Avanzados y Extensión – PUCV, Antonio Bellet 314, Providencia, Santiago de Chile).

MORE INFORMATION (Chile)

Falling Walls Lab in Brazil

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