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Graphics showing the scene of the Falling Walls Lab competition

We invite you to take part in the Falling Walls Lab Warsaw competition, where you can present your own idea of overcoming the limitations existing in the technology industry, economy, society or science. The call for applications will last until August 15. The final will be held in September at the Warsaw University of Technology.

Idea of the competition

The Falling Walls Foundation works for those who have ideas and energy to make positive changes in various spheres of our lives. Answers to key questions for the development of societies are prepared by PhD students, scientists, start-up founders and innovators from around the world.

Who can take part?

Participants are also required to meet at least one of the formal requirements:

  • hold a doctoral degree obtained no more than 5 years ago (i.e. after 01/01/2017),
  • hold a master’s degree obtained no more than 7 years ago (i.e. after 01/01/2015),
  • hold a bachelor’s degree obtained no more than 10 years ago (i.e. after 01/01/2012),
  • currently be a student and/or a postdoctoral fellow.

How to apply for the competition?

You can enter through the form available on the competition’s website.

The deadline is 15 august 2022, but all those who enter sooner (by 30 June 2022) will receive a book Sztuka promocji nauki. Praktyczny poradnik dla naukowców (The art of promoting science. A practical guide for scientists) and an invitation to a training session on public speaking.


During the Warsaw finals, the jury with the participation of representatives of academia and business will evaluate the presentation on the basis of several criteria: the innovative nature of the idea, its importance and how convincing the presentation is. Before preparing your presentation, it is worth using the short guide (in Polish) prepared by the organizers.

A maximum of 20 participants will qualify for the final.

The initiator and organiser of Falling Walls Lab Warsaw is the company pro science. The Warsaw University of Technology will host the final, which will take place on 15 September 2022.

You can find more information on the competition website and Facebook page.