Falling Walls Lab Vienna calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas

Bright young researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals can as of now apply for the Falling Walls Lab Vienna on June 04, 2014 to present their research work in 3 minutes. Applications are due by May 16, 2014

Vienna, (PresseBox) - In 2014, international Falling Walls Labs take place all over the world and call for the application of Master students, PhDs, Postdocs, young professionals and entrepreneurs up to the age of 35. Ground-breaking research projects, initiatives, ideas and business models from all disciplines are welcome.

The winners of every international Falling Walls Lab will be awarded a wildcard for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2014 and an A.T. Kearney Scholarship for the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2014 (travel and accommodation costs included).

In total 100 applicants qualify for the Finale in Berlin. Each finalist will receive the opportunity to present their research work, initiative or business model within three minutes in front of a high-caliber jury from academia, research and business. The three winners of the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin receive a cash prize and give their talks again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference before 800 guests on the next day.

The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to foster scientific and entrepreneurial innovations and to promote the exchange between young scholars and professionals emerging from different fields of expertise.

The Falling Walls Lab Vienna takes place on June 04, 2014 at the Campus Vienna Biocenter. Applications can be submitted online until May 16. The Falling Walls Lab Vienna is hosted by the Campus Vienna Biocenter and supported by the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Falling Walls Foundation and A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

The Jury of the Falling Walls Lab Vienna is composed of Prof. Dr. Renée Schroeder, Dr. Michaela Fritz, Dr. Hannes Androsch, Dr. Michael Stampfer, Dr. Wolfgang Bonitz, Ing. Mag. Peter Koren, Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger and Prof. Dr. Jörg Schmiedmayer.

For further information and the online application form please visit www.falling-walls.com/lab

About the Falling Walls Foundation

The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit organization that fosters the discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. It organizes the Falling Walls Conference, an annual global gathering of forward-thinking individuals from over 75 countries. Each year on 9 November, 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each. The Falling Walls Foundation is supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, and companies. More information at: www.falling-walls.com

About the Campus Vienna Biocenter

The Campus Vienna Biocenter Association was founded in 2001 as an association of the campus institutions to share interests and public sponsors with regard to Campus development. With over 60.000m2 office and lab space the Campus Vienna Biocenter is now a hot spot for life sciences in Austria. Currently around 1.400 scientists are working at the campus and it offers a wide range of courses for around 700 students. The impressive expansion of the campus is building on its most prized asset: the ingenuity of the people involved.

About the Max F. Perutz Laboratories

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) are a center established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to provide an environment for excellent, internationally recognized research and education in the field of Molecular Biology. Currently, the MFPL host around 60 independent research groups, involving more than 500 people from 40 nations.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

AIT is Austrian research institute focusing on new technologies to tackle the grand challenges with special emphasis on infrastructure related topics of the future. Business focus: Research and technological development AIT establishes tight relationships to the related industry, companies, infrastructure providers and public authorities. In its main business areas AIT will develop and maintain technological and systems expertise, establish as a national and international network node and, if required, provide research infrastructure. AIT is the main research partner of the Austrian industry, infrastructure providers and public authorities. AIT established strategic partnerships with the leading stakeholders. AIT has more than 1000 scientific and technical employees. Based on its role as a network node and key player in the European research area, AIT is a door opener for Austrian companies. AIT is one of the top locations for high potentials and international top scientists in Austria.



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