Falling Walls science start-up of the year: Call for nominations!
Are you a scientist-entrepreneur with an outstanding start-up company based on scientific research? Or a university or research institution looking to showcase your most promising academic spin-off?
Falling Walls Venture taking place this November 8th at the Falling Walls conference (The International Conference on Breakthroughs in Science and Society), will showcase the most promising research based start-ups worldwide and we invite you to nominate now.
The Falling Walls venture is a unique event that celebrates the vast entrepreneurial potential in science and fosters the community of scientist-entrepreneurs.
Each year, universities and research institutions from all over the world are called upon to nominate their most innovative science start-up. From all nominations, 20 pioneering young companies are selected to participate in Falling Walls Venture in Berlin. Each of the 20 aspiring companies, get the opportunity to pitch their business models in just 5 minutes to a judging panel who then awards the most promising business concept.
Nominate your choice!
Nominations are being accepted now until June 30th. Simply visit http://www.falling-walls.com/venture/apply and fill in the application form. Start-ups must be nominated by a university or research institution. Among all nominations, the best start-ups will be selected.
The winner of the Falling Walls Science Start-Up of the Year gets to present again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference amongst Nobel laureates and other luminaries, and to an audience of 750 industry leaders, decision makers and international media representatives. All participants receive access to exclusive networking functions and the Falling Walls Conference on the following day.
Participants in the past have included
New York University, University of Rochester, Imperial College London, Tohoku University, University of Alberta, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, McMaster University (Hamilton), University of Edinburgh, Fraunhofer Society (Munich), ETH Zurich, the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot), Princeton University, University of Cambridge and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
What is the Falling Walls conference?
The Falling Walls conference is an annual event that takes place in Berlin every November. The conference brings together a selected and diverse audience of 700 international decision makers in politics, business, science, media and culture from more than 80 nations to discover which walls will fall next in science and society.
BBC London states that 'the brightest minds on the planet' meet at the Falling Walls conference.