April 29, 2024

Sending out information on a UW CoMotion event that may be of interest. See below.

CoMotion is hosting a pitch event called Falling Walls Lab Seattle at our new space from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 16. The event is presented by the German Center for Research and Innovation and sponsored by the German Research Foundation.

Applicants are invited to present an innovative idea that can “break the wall” to solve a problem. Those selected will have an opportunity for a 3-minute pitch for a chance to win a trip to Berlin to compete at the final. Flights and accommodations are included! Second prize is a one-month complementary membership to technology incubator at CoMotion Labs. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 1.

Students and early-career professionals from all disciplines are eligible. They must be 18 years or older when submitting the application, and meet at least one of the following formal requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at the university
  • Currently a postdoc
  • Received a bachelor’s degree no more than 10 years ago
  • Received a master’s degree no more than 7 years ago
  • Received a PhD no more than 5 years ago

*An MD (medical degree without a doctoral dissertation) is deemed equivalent to a master’s degree. A Dr. med. (medical degree with a doctoral dissertation) is deemed equivalent to a PhD. The global diversity of academic degrees is acknowledged.

About Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Foundation is inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. The nonprofit promotes breakthrough thinking and builds a growing network of leaders from science, business, and the public sector to tackle great challenges and make groundbreaking ideas accessible to society. The summit takes place yearly in Berlin from November 7-10.