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First Falling Walls Lab Competition to Take Place in NYC

08-23-2016 06:37 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: German Center for Research and Innovation

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) will host the Falling Walls Lab, a global forum for innovators to pitch their research and business ideas on August 30, 2016, at the German Center for Research and Innovation New York.

In the quest to find solutions to today’s global challenges, new walls will need to fall in science and society. Ten entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers will present their ground-breaking projects, business plans, entrepreneurial and social initiatives in three-minute pitches at the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York on August 30, 2016.

The ten finalists were selected from a diverse applicant pool to compete at the German Center for Research and Innovation in NYC, one of approximately 50 Falling Walls Lab locations worldwide. The winner of the competition in NYC will receive a free trip to Berlin to compete against the winners of the other Falling Walls Labs and participate in the Falling Walls Conference on November 9, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Falling Walls Conference is an annual gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 80 countries. Each year twenty of the world’s leading scientists are invited to Berlin to present their current breakthrough research. The aim of the conference is to:

• Identify solutions to global challenges and discover international breakthrough research.
• Connect outstanding researchers from different disciplines.
• Build bridges between business, academia, politics, and the arts.
• Communicate the latest scientific findings to a broader audience.
• Inspire people to break down walls in science and society.

For more information, visit www.falling-walls.com and www.germaninnovation.org

The German Center for Research and Innovation provides information and support for the realization of cooperative and collaborative projects between North America and Germany. With the goal of enhancing communication on the critical challenges of the 21st century, GCRI hosts a wide range of events from lectures and exhibitions to workshops and science dinners. Opened in February 2010, GCRI was created as a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research and is one of six centers worldwide.

Dr. Joann Halpern
Director
German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
USA

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