Falling Walls Lab New Zealand

Royal Society Te Apārangi, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, would like to invite honoured guests, friends and family, and members of the public to attend Falling Walls Lab New Zealand.

Falling Walls Lab is a challenging, inspiring and interdisciplinary format for outstanding early career researchers and innovators with ground-breaking ideas. In three-minute talks, selected participants have the opportunity to share their research projects, business models or social initiatives relevant to the world today to their peers, the interested public and a distinguished jury – promoting ideas and fostering interdisciplinary networks

The event is inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, with the question of every Falling Walls gathering being: Which walls will fall next? For 2018, 16 New Zealand-based and 3 Fiji-based participants have been selected to present their ideas – come watch them pitch their research projects to the Falling Walls Lab New Zealand Jury!

Event Programme:

11.00 – 11:30 am             Arrival of guests

11.30 –11.45 am              Welcome and introductory remarks

11.45 – 12:45 pm             3-Minute Presentations (Presenter 1-10)

12.45 – 1.45 pm                Lunch for participants and guests

1.45 – 2.45 pm                  3-Minute Presentations (Presenter 11-19)

2.45 – 3.45 pm                  Networking break/Jury evaluation session

3.45 – 4.15 pm                  Award ceremony, group picture and closing remarks

4.15 – 6.00 pm                  Reception for participants and guests

Falling Walls Labs are held at locations across the globe and the winners from each Lab are invited to the Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin on 8 November 2018. This Falling Walls Lab finale is run by the Falling Walls Foundation.

Falling Walls Lab New Zealand is additionally supported by the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Early Career Researcher Forum, the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, and the Falling Walls Foundation.

Free Admission. You are welcome to turn up on the day, however, with limited seating available, we recommend registering by following the booking links.