Falling Walls Lab Conference will be held at EHU

On May 17, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) alongside with the German Embassy in Vilnius, the Goethe-Institut, the European Humanities University (EHU) and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany will hold the Falling Walls Lab Lithuania Forum. The event will take place at the new EHU campus in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town of Vilnius.

Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Lab-Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model or initiative to peers, to a highly qualified jury made up of experts from academia and business and the general public – in 3 minutes each.

The winner of the locally hosted Falling Walls Lab is invited to the Lab-Finale in Berlin, Germany, which will take place on November 8. The National winners will pitch their ideas once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference. The Falling Walls network includes participants from more than 60 countries.

Falling Walls Lab is organized by the Falling Walls Foundation being a non-profit organization in Berlin which is dedicated to the support of science and the humanities.

The Lithuanian Falling Walls Lab will stage fourteen innovative ideas developed by promising young ladies and gentlemen who are affiliated with Academia and Business in Lithuania.

All 14 presentations, spanning Humanities, Science, Technology, and Medicine will be evaluated by a high-ranking Jury chaired by the member of the Lithuanian DAAD-Association, distinguished Alumnus of DAAD, Professor of the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of Vilnius University Dr. habil. Vaidotas Kažukauskas.

The event will take place on May 17 from 14:00 until 18:00 at the new EHU Campus, located at Savičiaus g. 17, Vilnius.