Falling Walls Lab pitch competition for Students & Early-career Professionals

Applications are welcome from students and early-career professionals of all disciplines to pitch their innovative idea in three minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society in the 2022 Falling Walls Lab pitch competition in Zimbabwe.

Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and stepping stone that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students and early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally and locally. Their multifaceted formats support our participants in driving their innovations and developing their communication skills, fostering collaboration, and creating a space for our impactful and sustainable community to thrive.

Eligibility

To participate in the Falling Walls Lab pitch competition, applicants must meet the following:

  • Be students and early-career professionals of all disciplines.
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree, that does not date back more than 10 years
  • If hold a Master’s degree, it should not date back more than 7 years
  • If hold a PhD, it should not date back more than 5 years
  • Postdocs and students currently enrolled at a university or at the research institutions are also eligible to apply

Selection Process

The jury will evaluate each presentation based on the following criteria:

  • Breakthrough factor: How innovative is the proposed idea?
  • Relevance/Impact: How relevant is the idea to the discipline and beyond?
  • Structure/Performance: How convincing was the presentation?

Application Process

To apply for this competition, applicants are to register on the Falling Walls Lab Zimbabwe submissions call page and send a short BIO (not less than 150 words) together with their headshot.

To participate in the Falling Walls Lab pitch competition, click here.

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Deadline: August 15, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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