Falling Walls UCalgary

Falling Walls is an international forum to showcase the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Think TEDtalk and Dragon’s Den for a fast-paced, exciting way to share great ideas with the potential to improve society. 

Falling Walls Lab UCalgary Semi-Finals Event date: Falling Walls applications are closed for 2019. Please stay tuned for 2020 dates.

Application deadline: Please check back in early spring, for 2020 competition dates.

Open to: University of Calgary undergraduate, graduate, and post-doc students in any faculty across campus. This competition is also open to alumni and local community members. 

Program details: The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers.

Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Participants get the opportunity to present their research work, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and the general public - in 3 minutes each.

Initiated in 2018, the University of Calgary's Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking presented the first installment of Falling Walls Lab UCalgary to campus as an annual pitch competition to hear breakthrough ideas from students across various faculties, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. 

In 2019, fifteen applicants were selected to participate in the UCalgary Semi-Finals. Two finalists represented the University of Calgary at the global lab and conference in Berlin.

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Contacts: For more information, please contact hunterhub@ucalgary.ca 

2018 Falling Walls Lab Highlights

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2018 Falling Walls Lab UCalgary Applicants and Winners

2018 Falling Walls Lab UCalgary Applicants and Winners

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2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Falling Walls Lab UCalgary is an inspiring and innovative forum that connects you with the talent and people to lead and support entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystems and organizations.

To view our 2019 Falling Walls Lab UCalgary sponsorship package, please click here.