Falling Walls Lab

Falling Walls Lab Turku 2018

The Falling Walls Lab competition is a platform for excellent students, academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals from all disciplines to present their research work, business model, or innovative project or idea to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has exactly 3 minutes on stage.

The fifth annual Turku will take place on September 14 at the University of Turku.






FWL Turku 2017 | Members of the Jury:

Isto Huvila, Professor, Department of ALM, Uppsala University (Chair)

Juuso Enala, Consultant, Zeeland Family Marketing House

Torulf Jernström, CEO, Tribeflame Oy

Liisa Koivula, Journalist, Communications Coordinator, Aivoliitto

Kristina Leppälä, Doctoral Candidate, University of Eastern Finland & Researcher, GE Healthcare

Sanna-Maria Sarelius, CEO, Founding Partner, Å Communications

The Falling Walls Lab is a non-profit series of scientific conferences, which aims at building and fostering interdisciplinary connections between young researchers. The project was launched in 2011 by the Falling Walls Foundation. The Turku Lab is hosted by the University of Turku , Åbo Akademi University, and the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History.

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winners of each international Falling Walls Lab qualify for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference top-class scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each, answering the question “Which are the next walls to fall?” 



Recordings of the Falling Walls Lab Finale and Conference are available at http://www.falling-walls.com/livestream and on YouTube.

The three winners of the Lab Finale had the opportunity to give their talk on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference in front of 600 guests – among them institution leaders and decision makers and a worldwide audience via livestream. All three winners also received a cash prize. The 1st place winner received 1000€, the 2nd place winner received 750€, and the 3rd place winner received 500€.

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