The Falling Walls Global International Competition for Science Enthusiasts

The Falling Walls Global International Competition for Science Enthusiasts

The Falling Walls Global Call is an international competition format that brings together science enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds. Falling Walls is looking for the most recent and innovative Breakthroughs of the Year!


The Falling Walls Global Call is Composed of the Following Categories:

Life Sciences

  • The scientific study of life and organisms e.g. biology, neuroscience, zoology.

    Physical Sciences

  • The observation and understanding of natural phenomena of the earth, atmosphere and space, e.g. chemistry, physics, astronomy.

    Engineering & Technology

  • The practical application of science and mathematics to every-day life, e.g. artificial intelligence, information technology, mechanical engineering.

    Social Sciences & Humanities

  • The institutions and functioning of human society and the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society, e.g. politics, economics, philosophy.

    Art & Science

  • Artists whose work is inspired and influenced by science, which sheds light on societal issues, natural phenomena or simply the wonder of scientific discoveries.

    Science & Innovation Management

  • Significant advances, developments, achievements or an increase in (scientific) knowledge that remove barriers to progress in their respective fields.

    Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab)

  • Next generation of students and early-career professionals from all disciplines to promote their exceptional ideas that create a positive impact on science and society.

    Science Start-ups (Falling Walls Venture)
    Innovative start-ups that have translated breakthrough scientific thinking into promising business models.

    Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

  • Forms of participatory
    science engagement initiatives that generate mutual learning between, and mutual benefits for, science and society.


  • You can either nominate outstanding research or apply with your own project.

  • For nominations, Falling Walls invite leading academic institutions, universities, research organisations, companies, private and public research centres, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals to nominate the bright minds behind the latest breakthroughs and outstanding science projects.

    Nomination Requirements

  • You can submit your nomination for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year from 1 March – 1 May 2023.

  • As a nominator, you need to register on our online platform. You will be asked to fill out some information about yourself, and the project you wish to nominate. We recommend submitting your nomination as early as possible, so the nominee is able to accept the nomination and submit further information about their project before the deadline.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The Falling Walls Global International Competition for Science Enthusiasts

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