Please keep an abstract of your idea (max. 200 characters), statement of motivation (max. 400 characters) and CV ready for the application process. Please note that some of the information will be used for event material.


The application must be filled out in English.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to or visit our FAQ section.

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  • Outstanding talents, innovators, high potentials.
  • All disciplines are welcome.



  • If an applicant has a Bachelor’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 10 years.
  • If an applicant has a Master’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 7 years. 
  • If an applicant has a PhD, the degree should not date back more than 5 years.
  • Postdocs and students currently enrolled in university are also eligible to apply.


IMPORTANT: Please make sure that you have chosen the Lab closest to your location. Keep in mind that travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.

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

Applications must be filled out in English! Applications in other languages will not be accepted. 


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Unfortunately you are already registered as a former participant of the Falling Walls Lab. According to our Terms & Conditions you are not allowed to participate twice, therefore we are sorry to inform you that we can not accept your renewed application. If you have not yet participated in the Falling Walls Lab, please get in touch with us via

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