Falling Walls Lab Colombia 2021, a competition in partnership with EURAXESS

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    Colombia, Online
    DAAD Colombia

Pitch your idea and go to the worldwide finals! And more: EURAXESS LAC will provide you with an additional prize!

The Falling Walls Lab (FWL) is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in 3 minutes each.

Candidates from all areas of knowledge can apply until 18 April 2021. This year, given the context of social isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all stages of the local event, including the presentation, will be in a virtual environment.

Who may apply?

Outstanding scholars, researchers, scientists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and innovators. Candidates must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in university

  • You are currently a postdoc

  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago

  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago

  • You received 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.

If you have already participated in a Falling Walls Lab (FWL) as a presenter, you are no longer eligible to apply.

Applications must be submitted in English.


EURAXESS LAC will offer a lump sum of 500 euros to support a physical visit to the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe when participating in the final in Berlin. We will be assisting in arranging a meeting with one research organisation/institution of the winner’s choice within the European Research Area. However, EURAXESS cannot guarantee any meetings with a particular organisation or individual. If no meeting can be arranged, EURAXESS will not be held responsible.

In case participation in the physical event in Berlin is not possible, we will offer the same amount as a cash prize and support organising virtual meetings with the research institute of the winner's choice in Europe.

application more information

Deadline for applications: 18 April 2021.

Finals: 22 May 2021 (online.)