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"Falling Walls Lab UPenn"

Call for Applications

We would like to call your attention to an innovative scientific format for aspiring researchers – the Falling Walls Lab. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage.

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 word-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”

The Falling Walls Lab UPenn is hosted by University of Pennsylvania and takes place on September 15th at IR110 Amado Recital Hall

Applications can be made through the website The Application Deadline closes by August 15, 2018 

The most intriguing presenter qualifies directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation covers the accommodation for the 8-9 November in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.

To spread the news of the Falling Walls Lab UPenn to the most excellent candidates, we would greatly appreciate if you could forward our call for applications to emerging researchers and professionals within the networks of your institution.

The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by the Bayer Foundations and Sartorius.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ruggero Vigliaturo ( ) or Joan Buccilli (


Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316