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Push your boundaries with participation in Falling Walls Lab

01 April 2019

Are you a student or an employee of the University of Groningen and are you under the age of 30? Then Falling Walls Lab offers an interesting opportunity for you to present your ideas to an interdisciplinary audience and professional jury. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who would like to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea in front of their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business – in 3 minutes each.

Falling Walls Labs takes place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Final in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference. At the Conference, 20 world-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research in an effort to answer the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”

Two rounds

The Falling Walls Lab Groningen is hosted by the university of Groningen Honours College and will take place on 7 June at 5 p.m. The winner of the local Lab gets to travel to Berlin, Germany and compete in the Falling Walls Lab Final. The winners of the Final get to speak once more on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference and receive a cash prize. Travel and accommodation from 8-9 November are included for all finalists. All Final participants also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.


The application deadline is 6 May. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at, or visit for more information.

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