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Application deadline approaches for Manitoba’s first Falling Walls competition

UM set to host global competition for emerging talent

July 18, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba joins renowned academic institutions around the world in hosting an international Falling Walls Lab on September 13, 2022. The first in Manitoba, and the only competition taking place in Canada this year, organizers hope this new competition will excite and inspire students and early career researchers. “We are excited to bring this world-class event to our institution and look forward to showcasing the research excellence and innovation happening in Manitoba,” says Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International).

Falling Walls Lab is a fast-paced “Dragon’s Den meets TED Talk” format that showcases ground-breaking ideas. In three minutes each, participants present their solution to a pressing problem facing our world today to a high-calibre jury of experts and in front of a public audience. The winner will go on to present at the global Falling Walls finale in Berlin, Germany.

Falling Walls was created by the German government, industry and academic institutions on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. The international three-day conference promotes research and innovation in all disciplines, by posing the question, “Which walls will fall next?” With 100 aspiring scientists, researchers and innovators from over 50 countries, the event is a leading forum for scientific breakthrough and dialogue.

The application deadline is July 22, 2022. Students and early career researchers of all disciplines are eligible. Applying is quick and straightforward, only approximately 10 minutes to complete. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!  

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