Falling Walls Lab India 2021

Falling Walls Lab is a unique competition that provides young researchers and entrepreneurs with a platform to present their research project business plan or social initiative.

The winner gets to contest in the global finale in Berlin and pitches their idea among 100 such international Lab winners to win the ‘Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year’ award. The winner also gets to participate in the prestigious Falling Walls Conference where leaders from science, industry and policy-making meet. The top candidates from the Falling Walls Lab in India also get personalised coaching from start-up coaches from universities and research incubators in Germany.

Event Information

August 27, 2021

Organizer: DWIH New Delhi, DAAD India, Academy of Scientific and Innovation Research (ACSIR)

Selection Committee:

Dr. Sebastian Schweke, Head, Max Weber Foundation

Prof. V. Mudkavi, AcSIR Distinguished Emeritus Professor, CSIR-4PI, Bangalore

Prof. Shantanu Sengupta, Professor, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi

Prof. Ramanuj Narayan, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad

Prof. Sadhana Rayalu, Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

Ullas Marar, Interim Head, Project Her&Now, GIZ

Prof. T Govindaraju, Professor, JNCASR

Dr. Prateek Mahalwar, CEO & Founder, Bioweg

Varinder Singh, Director, GFF Innovations Pvt Ltd


Dr. Muriel Helbig, Vice President, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr. Katja Lasch, Director, German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi

Dr. Arun Agarwal, Founder, Janitri Innovations

Dr. Prasad Phatak, Team Leader, BASF Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd.