Falling Walls UAlberta
Amazing Ideas. Amazing innovations.
Falling Walls Lab is a fast paced format—a little TEDtalk and a little Dragon’s Den, designed to showcase the quality, talent and passion of Next Gen researchers and innovators. Lab participants present their work, idea or innovation in 3 minutes to a jury from academia, government, industry and the media.
In 2014, UAlberta was invited to host 1 of only 20 international Labs. Winners of each international Lab compete in the international finale in Berlin, held every November 8.
Falling Walls Lab history
The first Lab was held in 2011 in conjunction with Berlin’s Falling Walls Conference. The Conference is an annual gathering of forward thinking individuals from 75 countries, where 20 of the world’s leading experts and thought leaders discuss trends, opportunities and solutions to many of the world's challenges. The Lab and conference were created by Germany’s Falling Walls Foundation, and supported by international management consulting firm A.T. Kearny, the German Ministry of Education and Research, and Germany’s Helmholtz Association, Festo, Robert Bosch Stiftung and others.
Falling Walls Lab UAlberta
UAlberta held its first Lab in 2014 and sent out top three winners to the Berlin finale where one of our UAlberta participants Nermeen Yousseff won second overall. In 2015, UAlberta's Lian Willetts repeated that feat. Both presented at the Falling Walls Conference attended by an international audience of over 700. Watch our UAlberta Lab videos from 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Falling Walls Venture
Based on our Lab's success, UAlberta was asked to host a Venture event in 2016, which we did in partnership with TEC Edmonton. Venture's focus is science-based start-ups, where participants share their research driven, science-based start up in 5 minutes.
Falling Walls UAlberta Lab & Venture 2017
Join us for the UAlberta Lab on September 20 and Venture on September 27.