Falling Walls UAlberta

Apply for Falling Walls Lab UAlberta 2017


We are looking for up to 15 outstanding grad students, post docs, and young researchers or innovators in all disciplines with ideas that could breakdown walls and improve society to compete at Falling Walls Lab UAlberta. Share your idea in 3 minutes to a distinguished jury from academia, business and government. The top three ideas win a trip to Berlin to compete in the international finale on Nov 8, 2017.

Falling Walls Lab UAlberta
Think TEDtalk + Dragon’s Den—the Lab is a fast paced format designed to showcase the quality, talent and passion of Next Gen researchers and innovators, and to share and spread ideas.

Deadline, application and selection process

The application deadline is August 23, 2017. There is a 2 part application process:

  1. Short online application (personal/contact information, education, publications, awards, CV/resume, and a short summary of your idea).     
  2. 2-minute video** (send to FWLab@ualberta.ca).

**Note: Applications will not be considered complete unless both parts above are completed and submitted. 

Up to 25 semi-finalists will be invited to a special bootcamp to hone their presentation skills via coaching, group training and practice. Finalists will be selected during the bootcamp, and will be offered further coaching to prepare for the UAlberta Lab on September 20, 2017. 

Screening and judging criteria (equally weighted)

  • Breakthrough factor—how new/outstanding the idea is
  • Relevance and impact—relevancy and degree of impact
  • Structure and performance—clarity and how convincing presenter/presentation is

Information, resources and questions
Falling Walls Lab UAlberta is led by UAlberta’s Office of Vice-President Research. Questions can be sent to FWLab@ualberta.ca.

Check out Falling Walls via UAlberta Lab 2014 , 2015 and 2016 videos, the Berlin finale (below), Falling Walls Conference 2015 and the Falling-Walls website.