FALLING WALLS LAB SLOVAKIA PROVIDES SPACE TO YOUNG SCIENTISTS AND INNOVATORS
On Friday 29 September 2017 Slovakia will host an event which has not been held here before: Falling Walls Lab Slovakia, which is being organized by Comenius University in Bratislava in partnership with the Slovak Academy of Sciences, the Slovak Organization for Research and Development Activities, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, the Technical University of Košice, and the University of Žilina. The pilot edition of this unique project in Slovakia will feature 21 presenters, who have been chosen by an expert panel from among those who applied. Falling Walls Lab Slovakia, which is being held under auspices of Peter Pellegrini, who is the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, is an accompanying event to the 2017 European Researchers’ Night.
By: CU Public Relations Office
The Slovak round of the Falling Walls Lab offers a suggested solution to diverse and primarily society-wide questions, where medical themes dominate (e.g., DNA; cancer detection; testosterone, the prostate, and the brain; diagnosing mitochondria; and the treatment of tumours and early detection of breast cancer). Every speaker will get an opportunity to present their research, initiative, or business model in the English language in a three-minute format before an expert panel.
The winner of the Slovak round will get a place at the Falling Walls Lab world final, which will take place on 8 November 2017 in Berlin, as well as a ticket to the prestigious Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2017. The final in Berlin will welcome 100 participants from around the world. Three winners will receive a financial reward and the opportunity to deliver their presentations at the prestigious Falling Walls conference the next day.
Falling Walls Lab Slovakia will take place on 29 September 2017, beginning at 1 pm, in the Moyzes Hall at Comenius University’s Faculty of Arts.
Free registration for the event (eventbrite.com)