Content - Information for Speakers

Your Presentation

  • Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes!

  • Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business

  • Exchange insights on an interdisciplinary level with fellow researchers and professionals

  • Get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent scientists and professionals

Who can Apply

  • We are looking for outstanding talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines
  • Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors, young professionals and entrepreneurs are invited to apply
  • Transportation costs will be covered (if more than 3h away from Tokyo - one-way trip - by train)

Application & Deadline

Apply online at
Application deadline: Monday, May 13,  2019; 16:00 Tokyo time

The Falling Walls Lab Tokyo

The Falling Walls Lab takes place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Mishima Hall, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI-1) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Participants will be informed about the exact time.

Win a Scholarship and a Trip to Berlin

 The prize

  • A trip to Berlin, Germany (travel & accommodation covered).
  • Participation in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2019. The Finale winner gets to speak once more on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2019, receives a cash prize, & the opportunity to win a six month Virtual Residency with Nature Careers of the global publisher Springer Nature.
  • A ticket for the prestigious Falling Walls Conference, where leaders from science, industry, and policy-making meet and discuss which walls will fall next in science and society.
  • Participation in a Springer Nature event on science publishing and a science excursion.
What are the next walls to fall?

Call for speakers