Apply now to be part of Falling Walls Lab Aarhus

We invite all PhDs and PhD students in Denmark from all disciplines to present their innovative idea on Tuesday 3 October 2017 and to compete for a chance to win a scholarship and participate in the finale at Falling Walls Lab Berlin 8 November 2017.

Apply to participate! Deadline for application 25 September 2017 - extended!

Criteria for participating

PhDs and PhD students are welcome to participate.

If an applicant has a PhD, the degree should not date back more than 5 years.

Postdocs and PhD students currently enrolled in university are also eligible to apply. 

Share you innovative idea

Falling Walls Lab Aarhus at Aarhus University invites all PhDs and PhD students in Denmark to present their innovative research idea in just 3 minutes with just 3 slides.

The best presentation qualifies the winner to participate in the prestigious Falling Walls Lab Finale and to attend the Falling Walls Conference 8 and 9 November 2017 in Berlin.

The Falling Walls Lab is all about presenting innovative ideas and breakthrough research ideas that can inspire people to break down the walls our society faces today.

Participation in Falling Walls Lab Aarhus presents PhDs and PhD students with a unique opportunity to communicate cutting-edge research to a broad audience and a distinguished jury in an innovative format.

Win a scholarship and a trip to Berlin

Participate in Falling Walls Lab Aarhus on Tuesday 3 October where a distinguished jury selects the winner who wins a scholarship consisting of

  • a trip to Berlin on 8-9 November 2017
  • direct qualification for the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017 as one of 100 international and interdisciplinary participants (travel costs and accom­modation are covered)
  • a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017 where some of the world’s most prominent scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each.

For PhD students at Aarhus University only

As a PhD student enrolled at Aarhus University you also get the chance to qualify for the '3 Minutes Thesis' (3MT®) competition in Salamanca by participating in Falling Walls Lab Aarhus at Aarhus University. 

The nomination for this competition will be made in the fall of 2017 and based on the videos recorded of the presentations at Falling Walls Lab Aarhus.

The Jury

Louise Halleskov Storgaard, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Aarhus University

Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Christian Ulrik Andersen, Associate Professor, Department of Digital Design and Information Studies & Center for Participatory IT, Aarhus University

Anders Høeg Lammers, BA i filosofi og samfundsfag, MA i journalistik, redaktør på ForskerZonen

The Participants

  • Signe Grønborg - BREAKING THE WALL OF CATALYTIC EFFEICIENCY
  • Harish Lakhotiya - BREAKING THE WALL OF SOLAR CELLS
  • Karina Burgdorff Jensen - BREAKING THE WALL OF SALES PRACTICE
  • Emilio Berti - BREAKING THE WALL OF ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS
  • Sabrina Vitting-Seerup - BREAKING THE WALL OF UNCONSCIOUS BIASES
  • Isabel Álvarez-Martos - BREAKING THE WALL OF BRAIN
  • Steen Skovsgaard - BREAKING THE WALL OF JUDGMENT DAY
  • Sajid Shokat - BREAKING THE WALL OF DIABETES AND POVERTY
  • Mark Friis Hau - BREAKING THE WALL OF THE EUROPEAN NATION-STATE

Be our guest

Be part of the Danish Falling Walls Lab Aarhus event at Aarhus University on Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Experience PhDs and  PhD students present their breakthrough idea in just three minutes using just three slides.

They will compete for the honour of representing Denmark in the Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017.

They can also win an audience award - your vote counts.

Apply to be our guest! Deadline for application is 29 September 2017.

Time and place

The event will take place at Stakladen, Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00. The doors open at 15:30.

2017

The Participants

Videos from the event

BREAKING THE WALL OF Catalytic Efficiency (video not available)
Signe Strange Grønborg (Denmark) 

BREAKING THE WALL OF Solar Cells
Harish Lakhotiya (India)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Sales Practice
Karina Burgdorff Jensen (Denmark)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Ecological Networks
Emilio Berti (Italy)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Unconscious Biases
Sabrina Vitting-Seerup (Denmark)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Brain
Isabel Álvarez-Martos (Spain)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Judgment Day
Steen Skovsgaard (Denmark)

BREAKING THE WALL OF Diabetes and Poverty
Sajid Shokat (Pakistan)

BREAKING THE WALL OF The European Nation-State
Mark Friis Hau (Denmark)

The winner - Sabrina Vitting-Seerup

2016

The participants

Videos from the event

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: BREAKING THE WALL OF SOUND

Bernardo David: BREAKING THE WALL OF MULTIPARTY COMPUTATION

Jesper Søren Dramsch: BREAKING THE WALL OF SUBSURFACE ENERGY

Deby Fapyane: BREAKING THE WALL OF THE DIVINE WILL

Antonija Grubisic-Cabo: BREAKING THE WALL OF 2D MATERIALS

Morteza Chalabi Hajkarim: BREAKING THE WALL OF PROTEIN COMPLEX

Anne Lundgaard Hansen: BREAKING THE WALL OF MODELING INTEREST RATES

Nanna Inie: BREAKING THE WALL OF CREATIVITY ON DEMAND

Morten Bormann Nielsen: BREAKING THE WALL OF THE EARTH

Søren Kærgaard Slipsager: BREAKING THE WALL OF PENSION RISKS

Astrid Elkjær Sørensen: BREAKING THE WALL OF UNEQUAL PAY

Steven Harris Wibowo: BREAKING THE WALL OF HIV TREATMENT

Britt Wray: BREAKING THE WALL OF SYNTHETIC LIFE (video not available)

Wangwang XING: BREAKING THE WALL OF HIGH SEAS DECLINE

The winner - Morten Bormann Nielsen

2015

The participants

Videos from the event

INTRODUCTION by Corey Morris

Anne Nørkjær Nielsen: BREAKING THE WALL OF SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL RENOVATION

Graham Butler: BREAKING THE WALL OF EU EXTERNAL RELATIONS LAW

Kristian Martiny: BREAKING THE WALL OF CLOSED MINDS (winner)

Bhaskar Mitra: BREAKING THE WALL OF INTELLIGENT 3D SNACKS

Carsten P T Rosenskjold: BREAKING THE WALL OF MORTALITY FORECASTING

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER by Nanna Junker Nielsen, Novo Nordisk 

The Winner - Kristian Martiny

Contact

Majbritt Nielsen

Project Manager
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Revised 13.10.2017