Tickets available for the Falling Walls Lab in Edinburgh – 29th July

You are warmly invited to attend the Edinburgh Falling Walls Lab in Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh for an afternoon of thought-provoking pitches on Tuesday 29th July 2014

Falling Walls Labs are international, high profile events with the aim of building connections between young researchers and representatives from academia, business and policy – and discover ideas which could have a significant positive impact on society.

Doors are open from 2.45pm and the Falling Walls Lab will run from 3pm – 5pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception until 6pm. You can book a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/falling-walls-lab-edinburgh-tickets-10765657371

Our 12 presenters each have 3 minutes to present their big idea:

David Brownstein The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Building Ecology
Evangelia Daskalaki University of Strathclyde Breaking the Wall of Research Participant Recruitment
David Dickie The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Neurological Disease Diagnosis
Goetz Dominik University of Strathclyde Breaking the Wall of Human Assistant Robotics
Fabrizio Gesuelli The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Walking as Mobilisation
Johanna Holtan Cyclehack Breaking the Wall of Bike-Unfriendly Infrastructure
Matluba Khan The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of classrooms for children’s learning
Zhenxiao Ling The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of First Class Leadership
Sana Maqsood The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Improving Quality of Life
Maria Mullane The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Disability into Capability
Maria Rejowicz-Quaid The University of Edinburgh and partner of YOU Breaking the Wall of Media Consumption Effects on Young People
Harsh Vaidya The University of Edinburgh Breaking the Wall of Brain Drain

Our distinguished panel of judges will select a winner to compete in the international Falling Walls Lab Final in Berlin in November with an additional prize to the presenter with the most audience votes.

During the event there will be time to network and the opportunity to meet the presenters and other delegates. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable, interesting and engaging afternoon!

Additional info: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/institute-academic-development/research-roles/falling-walls-lab

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Calling all PhD students: Chance to share your inspiring ideas for a better world!

Calling all PhD students: Chance to share your inspiring ideas for a better world!

 Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh is looking for twenty excellent young academics, entrepreneurs and professionals aged 35 or under with bold and fresh ideas which could have a positive impact on society. You will have 3 minutes to pitch your research or business idea to a high profile panel of judges and an interested audience of academics and representatives from business and policy organisation at the Falling Walls Lab Edinburgh on 29th July 2014. There will be a chance to network during the event and the best presenter will have the chance to speak at the international Lab Finale in Berlin on 8th November 2014.

 You can apply to present here:

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

 The application form is straightforward. You will be asked to provide:

•             your contact details

•             higher education qualifications (plus publications if you have them)

•             your motivation for applying

•             the title of your talk and a one sentence summary

•             and upload a PDF your CV

 The applications will be reviewed in early June after the deadline and we will let you know as soon as possible if you have been successful. There will also be specialist pitching and presentation training available in late June so you feel fully prepared to take to the stage at the event on 29th July. 

 You can see the videos of previous winners online here: http://www.falling-walls.com/lab/winners

 If you have any questions, please contact Lara Isbel at lara.isbel@d.ac.uk