Falling Walls Lab Tokyo LIVE via Zoom

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    29/09/2021 - 14:00
    Japan, Tokyo
    29/09/2021 - 15:30
    EURAXESS Japan

Falling Walls Lab Tokyo is calling all talented students, researchers, and early career professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas:


Students, researchers, and early-career professionals can now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Tokyo to present their innovative ideas - in 3 minutes each. Groundbreaking research, business models, and initiatives from all disciplines are welcome.


The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to provide a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals with a world-class platform that helps them drive their innovations, develops their communication skills, and connects them with each other, creating a global network and impactful and sustainable community of innovators and changemakers.


Selected participants are given the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition and present their work to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public, competing to win a chance to compete in the global Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany on 8 November 2021 and a ticket to the Falling Walls Conference. At the global Finale, 100 finalists from all over the world compete to become the Breakthrough Winner in the Emerging Talents category of Falling Walls, taking home the title and prize money, and receiving the opportunity to pitch their idea once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference.


In addition, EURAXESS Japan will offer a lump sum of EUR500 to support a physical visit to the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe when participating in the Falling Walls Lab finals in Berlin (if travel is not possible due to the virus situation, the money can be reassigned for a different purpose).


The Falling Walls Lab Tokyo will take place on 29th September 2021 online.




CONTACT US: japan@euraxess.net


About the Falling Walls Foundation

The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation in Berlin, dedicated to the support of science and the humanities. It is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business and politics, the arts and society. Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. The Foundation is supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research, the Helmholtz Association, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals. More information: www.falling-walls.com


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 (DAAD).

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




Ken-ichi Yoshida (Chair)

Professor, Department of Science, Technology and Innovation

Graduate School of Science, Kobe University

Expertise: Microbiology


Jonas K. H. Fischer

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Tohoku University

Expertise: Material Physics


Maria Mihalkova

Staff Scientist, EISCAT Scientific Association

Expertise: Atmospheric Physics


Ilgin Yorulmaz

Japan Correspondent, BBC World Turkish

Adjunct Lecturer, Temple University Japan

Expertise: Journalism


Roberto Orsi

Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Expertise: International Political Theory