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Falling Walls Lab Moscow is calling all talented researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas

Early-career researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals can now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Moscow on October 1, 2020 to present their research work – in 3 minutes each. Applications are due September 11.

The call for applications is now open for this year’s international Falling Walls Labs which will take place all over the world. Bachelor and Master students, postdocs, young professionals, entrepreneurs and junior professors are invited to apply. Ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, ideas and business models from all disciplines are welcome.



Selected participants will compete to win a virtual trip to the online Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany on 8 November 2020 and a virtual ticket to the Falling Walls Conference. In total, 100 applicants qualify for the Finale in Berlin. Each finalist will receive the opportunity to present their research work, initiative or business model within three minutes in front of a high-calibre jury from academia, research and business. The three winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present their idea on the grand stage of the online Falling Walls Conference the next day.


The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations, and to promote the exchange between outstanding emerging scholars and professionals from various fields of expertise.


The Falling Walls Lab Moscow will take place on October 1 2020 at 2 pm. Applications can be submitted online via until September 11. The Falling Walls Lab Moscow is hosted by Skoltech.


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, the Bayer Foundations, Huawei, and Sartorius. It is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the German Academic Exchange (DAAD).


For further information, please visit



Falling Walls Lab Moscow

Anna Semertzidi


Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Foundation

Kochstr. 6-7

10969 Berlin, Germany


Phone: + 49 30 609 88 39 71  

About the Falling Walls Foundation 

The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organisation that fosters the discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. It organises the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 75 countries. Each year on 9 November, 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, and companies. More information at:



Contact information:
Skoltech Communications
+7 (495) 280 14 81

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