Dear colleagues and Students,

Kindly note the below opportunity on the Falling Walls Lab for your consideration.

On 2 June 2022, the DAAD IC Johannesburg in cooperation with the Tshwane University of Technology will be hosting a Falling Walls Lab in Pretoria. Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and steppingstone that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally and locally. Its multifaceted formats support participants in driving their innovations and develop their communication skills, fostering collaboration and creating a space for an impactful and sustainable community to thrive.

Students and researchers in the university communities can apply to participate in the Falling Walls Lab and present their innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.

The first-place winner of the Falling Walls Lab Pretoria wins a trip to Berlin to compete at the global finale in November and will also get the chance to attend the Falling Walls Science Summit, where they get to interact and network with the world’s movers and shakers of science, business, and policymaking.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have South African citizenship/permanent residency, or have a valid South African student/working permit as long as they are based in South Africa at the time of application and event.

Applicants must also fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in university
  • Currently a postdoc
  • Awarded a bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago
  • Awarded a master’s degree no more than 7 years ago*
  • Awarded a PhD no more than 5 years ago*
  • An MD (medical degree excl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree incl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a PhD.

Applications for the lab can be submitted on this website until 15 April 2022:
Apply here: https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/pretoria/
Event flyer: Falling Walls Lab Pretoria

For more info:
Thabo Dikgale
Tel: +27 15 962 9346
Email: Thabo.Dikgale@univen.ac.za