Falling Walls Lab
Falling Walls Lab Turku 2017
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 fourth annual Turku Lab took place on September 15 at the University of Turku. This year’s winners are:
1st place: Niklas Tuomola (University of Turku & Democratize): Breaking the Wall of Democratic Crisis
2nd place: Dr. Andreina Kero (Turku University Hospital): Breaking the Wall of Excess Mortality after Cancer Survival
3rd place: Tanja Sjöros (University of Turku): Breaking the Wall of Excess Sitting
Congratulations to all three winners, and thank you to our distinguished jury and everyone who took part in the event!
FWL Turku 2017 | Contestants:
Mr. Rathan Kumar Alagirisamy (Lively Air, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Air Pollution by Creating Awareness
Mr. Michael Anywar (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia): Breaking the Wall of Inpatient Medication Errors
Ms. Aprilia Hartami (University of Oulu, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Environmental Problems
Ms. Laura Hellsten (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Methodology
Ms. Tanja Holm (Oktantti, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Maritime Industry
Dr. Andreina Kero (Turku University Hospital, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Excess Mortality after Cancer Survival
Dr. Sam Multari (University of Turku, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Undernourishment in the Elderly
Mr. Nicholas Rowe (University of Lapland, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Conference Effectiveness
Ms. Soudabeh Saeid (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Waste Water
Ms. Iuliia Shnai (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Digital Education
Ms. Tanja Sjöros (University of Turku, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Excess Sitting
Mr. Janne Säynäjäkangas (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Commodity
Dr. Fiseha Tesfaye (Åbo Akademi University, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Municipal Solid Waste Recycling
Mr. Nhat Ngoc Trinh (University of Lapland, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Filter Bubble
Mr. Niklas Tuomola (University of Turku & Democratize, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Democratic Crisis
Dr. Evgenia Vanadzina (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Global Climate Change
Mr. Vlad Vernygora (University of Lapland, Finland & E-MAP Foundation MTÜ, Estonia): Breaking the Wall of Contention in International Education
Mr. Tomi Virtanen (Turku School of Economics & Doerz Co Oy, Finland): Breaking the Wall of Social Exclusion
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
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?” In 2017, Falling Walls Lab Turku sent two finalists to compete in the Lab Finale.
Falling Walls Lab Finale 2017
On November 8, Niklas Tuomola and Andreina Kero competed in the Lab Finale in Berlin, where 100 international and interdisciplinary finalists presented their winning ideas. They were also awarded a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference on November 9.
Recordings of the Falling Walls Lab Finale and Conference are available at http://www.falling-walls.com/livestream and on YouTube. The winners of the Lab Finale 2017 are: Agnes Reiner (Universität Wien/ AIT Austrian Institute of Technology/Medizinische Universität Wien/A*Star Singapore), Breaking the Wall of Ovarian Cancer (1st place); Ashwin Charles (Universiti Malaysia Pahang), Breaking the Wall of Wastewater Treatment (2nd place); Srilahari Namani (AIMST University), Breaking the Wall of Mosquito Borne Diseases (3rd place); and Montaser Mohammedalamen (University of Khartoum), Breaking the Wall of Disability through the Brain (audience award).
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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