Falling Walls Lab Pretoria 2022 Pitch Competition (Win a spot in the global finale in Berlin, Germany)


Application Deadline: April 15th, 2022

Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society.

Falling Walls Lab is coming to Pretoria, South Africa! Falling Walls is calling upon all students, researchers, and early-career professionals and scientists across the country to apply for this global interdisciplinary pitch competition.

Falling Walls Lab is a world-class pitch competition, networking forum, and steppingstone that brings together a diverse and interdisciplinary pool of students, researchers, and early-career professionals by providing a stage for breakthrough ideas both globally and locally.


The Falling Walls Lab Pretoria will be taking place on Thursday, 2 June and will be hosted by the DAAD South Africa and  Tshwane University of Technology.

Selection Process

Selected participants are given three minutes to present their research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world to peers, a high-calibre jury, and the general public.


The first-place winner of the Lab qualifies for the global finale in Berlin on 7 November and wins a ticket to attend the Falling Walls Science Summit, where they get to interact and network with the world’s movers and shakers of science, business, and policymaking.

For further questions please contact the DAAD IC Johannesburg ([email protected]) or the Falling Walls Foundation ([email protected])

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Falling Walls Lab Pretoria 2022 Pitch Competition


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