Falling Walls Lab - KAUST 2019

  • KAUST will hold its sixth consecutive Falling Walls Lab

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​After a successful showcasing in 2018, the university will host its annual Falling Walls Lab on October 1, 2019. Established in Berlin in 2001 to coincide with the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the Falling Walls Lab aims to bring together the world’s brightest minds to present innovative new ideas in the fields of science, engineering, and technology to an educated audience and esteemed judging panel.

    At KAUST we will award prizes to five finalists, with up to three winners receiving an invitation for an all-expense paid trip to Berlin for the international competition on November 7 and 8. ​

    1st prize winner:

    MacBook Pro 15" (512 GB) & Trip to Berlin

    2nd prize/runner-up can include:

    MacBook Air 13" (256 GB) & considered for a  trip to Berlin

    3rd prize can include:

    iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (128 GB) & considered for a trip to Berlin​

    4th prize:

    iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (128 GB)

    5th prize:

    iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (128 GB)​


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Qualification and Judging Criteria​​​​​​​​​​



The competition is open to all KAUST community members, so if you are a student, postdoctoral fellow, professional, scientist, entrepreneur or anyone else and are 18 years or older with a vision of how to change the world, this is your chance! 

Participants are challenged to shape their breakthrough into a simple 3-minute "elevator pitch" styled presentation and will be judged according to three criteria by the jury:

     - The "breakthrough factor" which reflects the idea's originality, its potential to inspire others, and how                 ​ ​         practical​ the innovation is to implement.

     - The jury will then look at the possible contributions the idea could make to progressing society, along with its               relevance in the sense of addressing an existing or imminent problem.

     - Finally, the third criterion relates to how effectively the participant delivered the presentation. This                               consideration measures how coherently the presenter was able to communicate to the audience and how                     ​well proof of their concept was shown.


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