Creative solutions for living with climate change
We bring down walls
Both physical and imaginary barriers were broken down in the night of 9 November 1989: the fall of the Berlin Wall changed the world. The not-for-profit organisation Falling Walls is channelling the spirit of that time and connecting leading minds from science, business and society to tackle the question: what will be the next walls to fall? All the participants stand for freedom of thought and scientific research in their effort to find solutions to global challenges and make ground-breaking ideas accessible to society.
Falling Walls presents scientific breakthroughs and their innovation potential. Throughout the entire world – real and virtual – Falling Walls creates spaces for intensive exchange between top researchers in all disciplines and their supporters in the business world, politics and civil-society initiatives. The dialogue across borders opens up the opportunity to build an open, peaceful and sustainable world. In addition, the not-for-profit organisation offers scientists a platform to share their insights with the public in high-calibre science communication formats and promote transnational, integrative thinking.
In collaboration with Falling Walls, we would like to create an additional space for intensive and integrative exchange in the field of sustainability: in a summer school. This gives 40 young innovators and researchers an initial helping hand to share their knowledge and ideas and together develop impactful projects. We define the topic. The basic ideas from the summer school are presented in November at the Falling Walls Science Summit and thereby gain extensive public visibility.
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