44 countries, 81 applications, 21 finalists: IMC Youth University Krems represents Austria
Falling Walls Engage offers organisations and individuals working in the field of science communication the opportunity to submit their projects and initiatives each year. The best submissions are invited to present their projects in a five-minute pitch to an audience of experts and a top-class jury. The IMC Youth University Krems was the only Austrian project to reach the top 21 finalists. The project was presented by Anna Schnelzer in this international pitch competition.
"The Falling Walls Engage offers the ideal opportunity to network and exchange ideas with experts from all over the world. Here, science communication is understood in a very innovative context. The energy and dynamics that prevail here are unique. It is a great honour to be part of this platform," remarked Anna Schnelzer enthusiastically about the event.
Global exchange at the highest level
Falling Walls is an international platform for joint exchange for science, business, politics, art and society. It was founded on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Under the four main categories - Lab, Venture, Circle and Engage - projects from all over the world are submitted and presented. Falling Walls has set itself the goal of promoting and strengthening the dialogue between science and society, always focusing on the question: Which walls will fall next?
About the Falling Walls Foundation
The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-profit association based in Berlin. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and many other renowned scientific institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and celebrities.