Falling Walls Global 2024: Igniting Innovation in Science

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Applications are currently open for the 2024 Falling Walls Global International Competition. The Falling Walls Global Call is a worldwide competition platform that brings together science enthusiasts from various backgrounds. We are seeking the most recent and innovative breakthroughs of the year!


The Falling Walls Global Call consists of the following categories:

Life Sciences:

The exploration of life and organisms through scientific inquiry, including fields like biology, neuroscience, and zoology.

Physical Sciences:

The examination and comprehension of natural phenomena occurring in the earth, atmosphere, and space encompass disciplines such as chemistry, physics, and astronomy.

Engineering & Technology:

The practical application of scientific principles and mathematical concepts in everyday life, covering areas like artificial intelligence, information technology, and mechanical engineering.

Social Sciences & Humanities:

The study of human society, its structures, and interpersonal dynamics spans disciplines such as politics, economics, and philosophy.

Art & Science:

Artists whose creative work is inspired by and intertwined with scientific concepts, offering insights into societal issues, natural phenomena, or the awe of scientific discoveries.

Science Start-ups (Falling Walls Venture):

Innovative start-ups that have translated groundbreaking scientific ideas into promising business models.

Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage):

Initiatives involving participatory science engagement that foster mutual learning and benefits for both science and society.

New in 2024: Women’s Impact Award (Female Science Talents)

Recognizing excellence in interdisciplinary research and engagement that contributes to gender equality, diversity in science and academia, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Falling Walls Female Science Talents adopts a comprehensive interpretation of women and welcomes submissions from cisgender and transgender women, genderqueers, and non-binary individuals.


  • You have the option to either nominate exceptional research or submit your project for consideration.
  • The aim is to identify exceptional and pioneering research projects across various categories. Falling Walls is particularly interested in projects addressing global challenges and presenting scientific knowledge in innovative ways.
  • For nominations, Falling Walls invites leading academic institutions, universities, research organizations, companies, public and private research centers, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals to nominate the brilliant minds behind the latest breakthroughs and outstanding science projects.

For Further Details:

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

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