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The Falling Walls Lab Budapest announces its winners

On 29 April 2016, the Pazmany Peter Catholic University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences hosted the first Falling Walls Lab of Budapest, the second of Hungary overall.

14 innovators from a broad spectrum of scientific fields came together to share their innovative research in front of more than 90 guests and a high-calibre jury. Earthquake relief-support, the protection of honey bees and the fight against racism were only a few of the topics presented.

The winners of the Budapest Lab qualified for the Falling Walls Lab Finale which takes place in Berlin on 8/9 November 2016.

 

Meet the winner:

1. Place: Tamás Králik, Hungary, Pázmány Peter Catholic University

Breaking the Wall of Diseases and injury-related Paralysis

Tamás developed an application that processes the signals recorded by EEG sensors on the scalp, so paralysed people can easily control them by means of blinking. Tamás aimts to further develop this app to allow people to type by tracking their eye motion and to introduce more control signals for better navigation.

2. Place: Kristóf Gergely, Hungary, Szent István University

Breaking the Wall of Vegetable Wasting

Kristóf created a product called VeSage which aims to tackle the problem of wasting left over vegetables. VeSage is a vegetable based sausage with very long shelf-life. It is lactose free, gluten free, soy free and its production is eco-friendly.

3. Place: Dániel Horváth, Hungary, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Breaking the Wall of EduBase

Dániel developed EduBase, an education platform and website which aims to introduce e-learning into the Hungarian educational system. The website helps university students to learn mathematics and informatics. The website currently provides more than 1100 videos and is free. Students' learning pattern will be used to further develop this product.

 

Meet the jury:

Dr. András Horváth, Chair, Associate Professor for Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Zsolt Mátra, Counsellor of Science, Environment and Agriculture, German Embassy in Budapest

Prof. László Szarka, Director of Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Márton Kadócsa, Senior Consultant, A.T. Kearney

Adrien Csík, Quality Assurance Specialist, B. Braun Medical Inc.

Uwe B. Sleytr, Professor emeritus, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna 

Dr. István Reguly, Assistant Professor for Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Helga Feiszthuber, Winner of Falling Walls Lab Sopron 2015 and Falling Walls Lab Finalist of 2015

 

The winners of the Falling Walls Lab Budapest 2016.

 

 

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