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.

Listen to 15 brilliant young minds from India as they pitch their innovative and breakthrough ideas in 3 minutes before an eminent jury comprising of entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, innovators, and industry leaders from India and Germany.

Registration is closed for the event.

The Falling Walls Lab India takes place online this year as part of DWIH Innovators Connect!

At Innovators Connect, you can meet international start-up founders, entrepreneurs, researchers & science managers and also

  • Know where to find funding for science start-ups in India and Germany
  • Learn about design thinking and business model canvas
  • Get insights into journeys of international start-up founders
  • Network with peers
  • Share ideas and experiences

Event Information

August 27, 2021

Organizer(s): 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

Winners get:

1. Pitch slot at Global Finale of the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin:  Meet 100 innovators from all over the world.

2. Participation and international networking at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin: Listen to  world-renowned scientists and visionaries

3. Slot at the Innovation Week: Get hands-on experience for starting up in Germany

4. Individual coaching from startup coaches at TU DortmundTU Braunschweig, and TU Munich: Take your ideas forward in Germany

5 prizes to be won: Top 3 ideas, most entrepreneurial idea, and the audience choice award