Falling Walls Lab

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  • Organizers:

    Canadian University Dubai

  • Start date

    September 30, 2018

  • End date

    September 30, 2018

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Dubai is among the 50 international destinations selected to play host to the 2018 edition of ‘Falling Walls Lab’, a global innovation challenge that aims to identify ground-breaking ideas and nurture high potential talent.The competition, which will take place at the Canadian University Dubai, CUD, on 30th September 2018, was recently launched at the Dubai Technology and Entrepreneur Centre, DTEC, by Elisabetta Lampedecchia, Incubator Coordinator at the CUD. This is the first time that the qualifying stage of the lab competition is being held in the UAE.The 2018 challenge is now open for eligible applicants to submit innovative ideas that push the boundaries in science, technology and social development. The event at the CUD will see short-listed competitors pitch a three-minute presentation on their research project, business plan or social innovation to a local jury comprising high-profile business and academic experts.The winner of the Dubai Lab will join their counterparts from international labs around the world in an expenses-paid trip to the grand finale in Berlin on 8th November 2018. Finalists will also win free access to the Falling Walls’ International Conference on Future Breakthrough in Science and Society, where they will take centre stage to present their projects to an audience of over 600 global experts, including delegates from prestigious institutions such as Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.

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