Competition opens for Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017

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Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017 gives talented young researchers and professionals from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Forum nations an opportunity to showcase their most creative ideas. The “Falling Walls Lab Australia ” was conceived as an innovative interdisciplinary scientific challenge for bright young researchers, Bachelor, Master and PhD students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines. Its aim is to promote interdisciplinary connections between young researchers and professionals from different fields of expertise. They are given the opportunity to showcase ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, innovative ideas or business models to their contemporaries and a distinguished jury from academia, research institutions and business. Each participant has 3 minutes on stage to present his/her work, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?" 

This year's inaugural Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 12 September 2017 at the Australian Academy of Science, Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street in Canberra. It will be hosted by the Australian Academy of Science with support from The Australian National University and the German Embassy in Canberra. The jury will select the winner who qualifies directly for the Lab Finale in Berlin as one of 100 international participants (travel and accomodation costs are covered).

Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017  is part of the international Falling Walls Lab 2017 competition drawing contestants from all over the world with the winners particpating in the final which will be held in Berlin on 8 November 2017, followed by the Falling Walls Conference on 9 Novemnber where some of the world's most prominent scientists will present their current breakthrough research.