On November 9, 1989 the world witnessed the historic fall of the inhuman wall that stands between the people of Communist East Germany and democratic West Germany to let them unite again. Inspired by this world-changing event, the Falling Walls Lab was initiated in Berlin in 2011 which presents an innovative platform for excellent academics, young entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Following the success of the first lab, the format was extended to global scale in 2012. Since then, International Labs have been held at different cities around the world throughout the year. The Lab Finale is held in Berlin each year on 8 November followed by The Falling Walls Conference. The Finale gathers 100 participants, among them all the winners of the International Labs, to seek the answer to the only question: which wall is going to fall next that bars the betterment of the world?
Falling Walls Lab 2016
This year 3 lucky persons will get the chance to represent Bangladesh in this prestigious event. Activation programme for this event will be held in 5 different campuses throughout the country. Popular science magazine ‘Zero to Infinity’ is the organizer of the Bangladesh-chapter, with the collaboration of BUET Entrepreneurship Development Club, Youth Carnival, Bangladesh Science Society and Future Startup. The selected ones will be given an opportunity for a 4-day Berlin-tour, where they can participate in the famous Falling Walls conference to enrich themselves with the experience of meeting Nobel-laureate and world-renowned scientists, academics and leaders. To be among these three, one has to state his revolutionary idea with a mind-blowing three- minute presentation.
The first activation programme was launched in BUET on May 9, 2016 hosted by BUET Entrepreneurship Development Club. More than 200 students and researchers from different universities of Bangladesh attended the programme. Among the guests, Director of Student’s welfare of BUET, Dr Md Delwar Hossain; Moderator of BUET EDC Dr Raquib Ahsan; Editor of Zero to Infinity Abdullah Al Mahmud and startup activist Minhaz Anwar were present.
Your idea may have the potential to bring down the obstacle that stands in the advancement of science and technology.
So, which are the next walls to fall?