A stage, a great idea and three minutes to present it. This is the FALLING WALLS LAB KARLSRUHE.

The international forum offers emerging talents, innovators and creative minds the opportunity to present their research, ideas or business models.

The six-member jury chaired by Professor Thomas Hirth, KIT Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs, will decide who wins the Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe and is allowed to travel to the final Falling Walls Lab in Berlin. It consists of representatives from Heidelberg University, FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik) and BASF SE.

At the international conference in Berlin, 100 leading global researchers will present scientific and social solutions to global challenges such as climate change, energy generation, health, security, fair and sustainable business. The goal is to tear down walls and overcome boundaries: in the mind, in thinking and in acting.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with the Heidelberg University, is organizing the Falling Walls Lab for southwestern Germany. Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe will be hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.



Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe - Timeline

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 6.30 - 8.45 p.m.

TRIANGLE Open Space, Kaiserstraße 93, 76133 Karlsruhe

6.30 – 6.40 p.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
6.40 – 7.45 p.m. Scholar Presentations 1-7
7.15 – 7.25 p.m. Break
7.25 – 8.00 p.m. Scholar Presentations 8-14
8.00 p.m. Networking Reception / Music by Adrian Prath
8.30 – 8.45 p.m. Award ceremony / Group picture

The language of the event is English.
No prior registration is required for visitors to the lab.

Registration of the media at presse@kit.edu


The Falling Walls Labs...

... connect aspiring innovators
... discover and develop talents
... support interdisciplinary dialogue
... boost international cooperation

... develop new ways of scientific communication
... build new and strong networks

Join us on Wednesday, 16 June.


If you have any questions left, please feel free to contact event@kit.edu.


Program Booklet

Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe

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