Call for applications: Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2023 co-hosted by OIST - 3min pitch competition for young researchers


Friday, June 2, 2023 (All day) to Friday, June 30, 2023 (All day)




**Deadline extended until: 30 June 2023 !**



The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin in November. In 3–minute talks, outstanding talents and innovative thinkers share their research projects, business models and social initiatives with an interdisciplinary audience and jury. Academic institutions worldwide are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to send their winner/s to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

OIST is co-hosting the Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2023, which will take place on July 25 from 15:00 JST. The event will be fully online.

Why participate? Gain experience in presenting your research as a 3-min pitch and in an interesting manner. The winner of Falling Walls Lab Tokyo gets a paid trip to the Finals in Berlin in November. There they can meet other finalists, researchers from around the world, business executives, and even Nobel laureates at the Falling Walls conference.

3min Pitch Presentation Tips and Falling Walls Briefing Session at OIST
Friday, June 16 at 10:30 in C700 (link only accessible on campus)

Application is now open: Application Deadline 30 June 2023 Event Date and Time 25 July 2023, 15:00 JST

Eligibility Criteria


You must be 18 years or older when submitting your application. There is no upper age limit for applicants.


You must fulfil at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • You are currently enrolled in university and/or are currently a postdoc
  • You received a Bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago
  • You received a Master’s degree no more than 7 years ago
  • You received a PhD no more than 5 years ago

*An MD (medical degree excl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a Master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree incl. a doctoral dissertation) is considered equivalent to a PhD.

NO Prior FALLING WALLS Lab experience
Participating in a Falling Walls Lab is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As such, once you take part in an international Lab, you are no longer eligible to apply for a future Lab. If this is the case, it is recommend to consider taking part in a different Falling Walls format, such as Falling Walls Venture (for start-ups) or Falling Walls Engage (for science engagement projects).


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