Falling Walls Lab Bangladesh 2024

Falling Walls Lab is a unique pitch competition that provides young researchers and entrepreneurs with a platform to present their research project, business plan or social initiative. This year the DAAD is joining hands with the University of Dhaka to bring the Falling Walls Lab to Bangladesh on 28 September 2024. If you are a researcher, entrepreneur or are working with an awesome idea in the social sphere, apply now.

What is the Falling Walls Lab?

Falling Walls Lab is a pitch competition to present breakthrough ideas that create a positive impact on science and society.  Convince an international jury of scientists, entrepreneurs and founders in 3 minutes!

Application are invited from

  • University students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Early-career researchers
  • Academics

Ideas from all disciplines are welcome. Please go through the detailed eligibility criteria before applying.


There are 4 prizes to be won: Top 3 ideas, and the audience choice award

The winner of the best idea, i.e. The winner of Falling Walls Lab Bangladesh 2024 gets to

1. Pitch at Global Finale of the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin and meet 100 innovators from all over the world

2. Participate in and network internationally at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin, listen to  world-renowned scientists and visionaries

More information on falling-walls.com/lab/the-prize/

Announcement and Application

Call for Applications
Falling Walls Lab Bangladesh 2024

Please note that A and B (read below) are the two necessary components for your application to be complete:

A. Video

Making the video

  1. You need to create a 2 to 3 minute video stating and explaining the problem as well as your solution.
  2. The aim of the video is to help the evaluators understand the problem and the solution clearly.
  3. It is important that they see and hear the applicant speak.
  4. No complex editing or professional film is required. It can be a simple video shot with a smartphone or a camera.
  5. As far as possible only the applicant should be seen in the video. If others are helping with the instrument, holding something etc., that is acceptable.
  6. While there can be animations in the film, a completely animated film will not be accepted
  7. There should be no voice-over/another person speaking on behalf of the applicant/machine voice.

Hosting and sharing the video

  1. Host the video on any platform (ex. YouTube, Vimeo etc.) or on any cloud server (ex. Google Drive, Dropbox etc.). Do make sure that the video remains available there till the results are announced. You will need to use the link to the video in your application form.
  2. The focus is on the concept and communication. The video will be used only for shortlisting and will not be shared with anybody except with the express consent of the applicant.

B. Online Application

  1. Fill up the online application form, remember to include the link to your video in it, and apply.
  2. Link for application: falling-walls.com/lab/apply

Your application is complete only when you do complete both, Step A and Step B.

In case of questions:

Team DAAD and University of Dhaka look forward to your applications!