Congratulations to first place Ekaterina Geta, second place Grigory Morozov and third place Liya Safina!
The overall winner Ekaterina Geta from St. Petersburg talked about “Breaking the Wall of Food Waste”. Her study provides a new and innovative point of view to the way we cook and consume food. Runner up Grigory Morozov from Moscow showcased his work on “Breaking the Wall of Berlin at night”. His project deals with optimizing energy efficiency of street lanterns in Berlin. The third winner of the Falling Walls Lab Moscow, Liya Safina presented her work on “Breaking the Wall of Control in Education”. Her work deals with vocational training within the scope of changing markets and environments. Ekaterina, Grigory and Liya will be awarded an A.T. Kearney Scholarship for the Final Falling Walls Lab in Berlin to share their winning ideas with about 100 finalists from all over the globe. The prize includes a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference and will cover travel costs and the accommodation in Berlin from November 8th to 9th 2013.
The Falling Walls Lab offers young academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to present their ideas–in only three minutes–to a distinguished jury from academia, research institutions, and business. Open for participants from all countries, backgrounds, and disciplines, the Lab is a platform for innovative research projects as well as ideas and initiatives tackling social issues. Being part of the event give a chance to network with similar minded participants and join discussions with leading decision makers and representatives from science.
The Falling Walls Lab was launched in 2011 as a cooperation between the Falling Walls Foundation and A.T. Kearney to give young scientists and professionals a stage for their projects. Following the successful kick-off in Berlin, the challenging, fast-paced format was expanded to a number of international cities in 2012. In 2013 qualifying labs take place in Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow and Sao Paolo.
The winners of each of these international Labs qualify directly for the annual finale in Berlin, which takes place in the context of the Falling Walls Conference – The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society. You can find further information at www.falling-walls.com/lab.
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