Falling Walls Conference 2014 in Berlin

Falling Walls Conference

Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience.

The Falling Walls Conference is at the heart of the Falling Walls days in Berlin and was held for the first time in 2009. On one day, 20 world-class researchers from all disciplines and parts of the world each showcase the breakthroughs they are working on in 15-minute talks. Among the speakers are Nobel laureates, artists, heads of states and governments. The conference attracts an audience from over 80 nations and is covered by the media globally. It is considered to be one of the foremost places of high-level exchange between science, business and other sectors of society. In 2014, the conference will be taking place for the sixth time.

The selected Green Talents will have the unique opportunity to attend this high-level event, listen to talks of the innovators of our time and to discuss with them during breaks.
This partnership with the Falling Walls Foundation exists since 2013 when for the first time, the winners of the competition were invited to take part in the Falling Walls Conference. Get an impression on what it was like for them back then.