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Falling Walls Lab Oulu - postponed

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Falling Walls Lab Oulu is calling all talented researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas!

The event is postponed, new event date will be announced as soon as possible.

Early-career researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals can now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Oulu on October 1st  to present their research work - in 3 minutes each. Applications are due September 17th.

The call for applications is now open for this year’s international Falling Walls Labs which will take place all over the world. Bachelor and Master students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and junior professors are invited to apply. Ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, ideas and business models from all disciplines are welcome.

Selected participants will compete to get to the remotely organized finals of the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany on 8 November 2020 and a ticket to the Falling Walls Conference. In total, 100 applicants qualify for the Finale in Berlin. Each finalist will receive the opportunity to present their research work, initiative or business model within three minutes in front of a high-calibre jury from academia, research and business. The three winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present their idea on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference the next day.

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations, and to promote the exchange between outstanding emerging scholars and professionals from various fields of expertise.

Your mission is to answer the question: Which walls will fall next? (E.g. Breaking the wall of unlabeled data, Breaking the wall of surgical error..)

The Falling Walls Lab Oulu will take place on October 1st  2020 at 12 pm.  If corona situation allows, the event will be organized as a live/hybrid event in Tellus Stage (otherwise remotely). Applications can be submitted online via https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/oulu/ until September 17th . The Falling Walls Lab Oulu is hosted by the University of Oulu.

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, the Bayer Foundations, Huawei, and Sartorius. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Academic Exchange (DAAD).

For further information, please visit www.falling-walls.com/lab

Your work will be evaluated by:
Arto Maanien, vice rector, University of Oulu
Paula Rossi, dean, Faculty of Humanities
Juha Ala-Mursula, General Director, BusinessOulu
Peppi Karppinen, Dean, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Marjo Kolehmainen, CEO, The Entrepreneurs Association of Northern Ostrobothnia

Contact at the University of Oulu:
Simo Kekäläinen

About the Falling Walls Foundation:
The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation that fosters the discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. It organises the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 75 countries. Each year on 9 November, 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, and companies.

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Tellus Linnanmaa, University of Oulu / remote event

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Last updated: 22.9.2020