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Event open to big ideas

Ten University staff and students are to take part in a prestigious Falling Walls Lab in Edinburgh on 29 July.

Tickets are now available for the event which also features contributions from other Scottish Universities.

Positive impact

Falling Walls Labs are international events where academics, entrepreneurs and professionals, aged 35 and under, have three minutes to present innovative ideas that could have a positive impact on society.

A jury of academics and business leaders will choose one of the ideas presented at the Edinburgh event to go through to the final in Berlin in November.

The Edinburgh finalist will also win a ticket to the Falling Walls Conference, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists will present their breakthrough research. Travel to Berlin and accommodation are included.

Edinburgh Falling Walls Lab

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Showcasing ideas

The 12 presenters at the event will pitch innovative ideas in a range of disciplines, showcasing research projects, business plans and social and entrepreneurial initiatives.

Ideas include developing ways of diagnosing neurological diseases before the brain has been irreversibly damaged, making cities more cycle-friendly, and combating the vicious cycle of poor socio-economic background.

Inspiring background

Falling Walls was established on 9 November 2009, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Falling Walls Conference is held annually on 9 November.

The movement aims to connect science with industry, politics, media and culture, identify trends, and inspire people to continue to break down barriers.