The Falling Walls Lab Cairo 2016 has announced its winners

On 20 July 2016, the German Science Centre Cairo (DWZ Kairo) hosted its third consecutive Falling Walls Lab. The Egyptian Chapter is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

Outstanding talents and innovative thinkers came together at the Prince Taz Palace to showcase their research projects, social initiatives and business models. A high-calibre jury selected the three best presenters who will travel to Berlin on 8/9 November and take part in the global Lab Finale. The winners also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference which takes place on 9 November and brings together leaders from the worlds of science, industry and policy-making.

Meet the winner:

1. Salma El Dardiry     Egypt     Describing Egypt      Breaking the Wall of Space and Time in Archaeology Exploration

Salma presented her ambitious and self-initiated project "Describing Egypt" which aims to describe Egypt one location at a time using virtual reality techniques. The intention of her project is to document and thereby educate about and preserve the cultural heritage especially of ancient Egypt. Salma wishes to raise awareness for the protection of archaeological sites worldwide.

Meet the Jury:

Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, Director, German Science Centre Cairo / DAAD

Laura Oexle, Head of Science Department, German Embassy in Cairo

Dr. Rainer Herret, CEO, German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Rasha Tantawy, Head of Entrepreneurship and Business Support, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Prof. Dr. Galal H. Galal-Edeen, Professor of Information Systems Engineering, Vice Dean at the Faculty of Computing, Cairo University


Salma El Dardiry (center) has qualified for the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8/9 November 2016.

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