Falling Walls Conference

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The event welcomes people who are finding solutions to the greatest challenges of our time back to Berlin on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

7 November

  • Falling Walls Pitches

A day of live pitches in the following categories: Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab) for the next generation of outstanding innovators. Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage) for inspiring science engagers. Science Start-Ups (Falling Walls Venture) for the science start-up community.

8 November

  • Falling Walls Circle – Challenges and Foresight

Our new format to connect science and society. Researchers, policymakers, business leaders, and society discuss the biggest challenges we face and the foresight that scientific breakthroughs can offer.

9 November

  • Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year

On the anniversary of the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, the grand finale provides a stage for outstanding research presented in inspiring presentations. For the 13th time, “the brightest minds on the planet“ (BBC) will showcase their work.

Speakers 2021

  • Markus Rex & Stefanie Arndt, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany
  • Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Uğur Şahin, BioNTech AG, Mainz, Germany
  • Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Mike Watkins, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA

The Falling Walls Conference is part of the Berlin Science Week with over 100 events from 1–10 Nov 2021.

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