Daniel Laing wins the Falling Walls Lab Manchester

The University of Manchester hosted its first Falling Walls Lab within the scope of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF16) on 27 July at the Lord Mayor's Parlour in Manchester Town Hall.

12 outstanding innovators presented their research work in front of a distinguished jury made up of business and science representatives. Each participant had 3 minutes to pitch his or her work and to showcase a solution for current challenges we face in science and society.

The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Manchester will travel to the Falling Walls Lab Finale which takes place on 8 November as part of the Falling Walls Conference where leaders from academia, industry and policy-making meet.

Meet the winner:

Daniel Laing     United Kingdom     Manchester Metropolitan University     Breaking the Wall of Autism

Autism affects approximately 1% of the world's population, however one of the biggest problems is the lack of awareness and understanding surrounding what has become a taboo subject; mental health. Through a range of consultancy and training services, combined with academic collaboration Daniel aims to express the positive attributes that 1% of the world possess by showcasing their unique mindset. 

Meet the jury:

Lynn Sheppard, Director of the Manchester Enterprise Center, University of Manchester

Kieron Flanagan, Innovation, Management and Policy Division, Alliance Manchester Business School

Andrew James, Assistant Associate Dean for Business Engagement and External Relations, Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester


Daniel Laing (center) will travel to Berlin and participate in the Lab Finale on 8 November.

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