Falling Walls Istanbul


Call for Applications


We would like to call your attention to an innovative scientific format for aspiring researchers – the Falling Walls Lab. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, innovative project or idea with peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business. Each participant has 3-minute time on stage. You can find sample videos from the previous years' winners here: http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/winners



·         Talents, innovators, high potentials, students, postdocs, assistant professors etc.

·         All disciplines are welcome.



·         If an applicant has a Bachelor’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 10 years.

·         If an applicant has a Master’s degree, the degree should not date back more than 7 years. 

·         If an applicant has a PhD, the degree should not date back more than 5 years.

·         Postdocs and students currently enrolled in university are also eligible to apply.


Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 world-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?” 


The Falling Walls Lab Istanbul is hosted by Sabanci University and takes place on 4 July 2017 at Sabanci University, Minerva Han, Bankalar Cad. No: 2, Karaköy, İstanbulApplications can be made through the website http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply. The Application Deadline closes by 15 May 2017


The most intriguing presenter qualifies directly for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin. The Falling Walls Foundation covers the accommodation for the 8-9 November in Berlin. Also, all participants of the Finale receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference.


To spread the news of the Falling Walls Lab Istanbul to the most excellent candidates, we would greatly appreciate if you could forward our call for applications to emerging researchers and professionals within the networks of your institution.


The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Asuman Büyükcan Tetik (asumanbt@sabanciuniv.edu) or the Falling Walls Foundation (lab@falling-walls.com).



SUCOOL team will give trainings to applicants before the pitching day.


APPLY here: http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/apply