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Falling Walls Lab Manitoba applications now open

Global competition for emerging talent returns to UM

May 3, 2024 — 

UM joins renowned academic institutions around the world with the international Falling Walls Lab on September 11, 2024. In this dynamic event hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) and UM campus partners, participants share ground-breaking ideas to shape the future.

More than just a competition, Falling Wals Lab Manitoba is an opportunity for students and early career professionals to hone communication skills and foster collaboration to ignite social change.

Participants will share their solutions to pressing global challenges in three minutes presentations for a jury of experts and an audience of peers. The winning pitch will secure a coveted spot in the global finale in Berlin, Germany on November 7, 2024.

The application portal is now open until July 15, 2024 (4:30 PM CST). Applications are welcomed from across all disciplines by those meeting one of the following criteria:

  • You have received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago
  • or you have received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago
  • or you have received a PhD no more than 5 years ago
  • or you are currently enrolled in a university and/or are currently a postdoc

Semi-final winners from over 150 countries will gain access to the prestigious Falling Walls Science Summit, a nexus of networking opportunities with influencers, businesspeople, and policymakers. Semi-finalists may also clinch the esteemed title of Breakthrough Winner in the Emerging Talents category, which includes prize money and a chance to pitch on the illustrious Falling Walls Breakthrough Day stage.

Three information sessions will be held on May 28, June 12 and June 27. Sign-up online to join the discussion!

To learn more about this global movement to break down barriers and challenge the status quo contact: FallingWallsMb [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.


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