The Falling Walls Lab Tokyo event, co-organised by EURAXESS Japan and the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo (DWIH), will take place on August 29 in Tokyo.
Under the larger umbrella of the Falling Walls initiative, this event will allow students (Master level and above) and researchers of all ages and disciplines (humanities and social sciences included) to compete in a science communication contest for a trip to the event finals, in Berlin.
Each participant in the Tokyo event will have 3 minutes to present his or her own research project in English. A Jury composed of reknowned personalities will judge the competitors and select a winner.
All nationalities welcome (Japanese researchers: this is your chance too)! English literacy is not a criteria for excellence, as long as you make yourself understand correctly!
Meet the Jury Members: (Full profiles available here)
Dr. Yuko HARAYAMA | Executive Member,Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
(Chair of the Jury)
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus | Chair of German Law, Faculty of Law, Meiji University | Chairman of the German JSPS Alumni Association
Dr. Saiki Hase | Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) German Research Foundation, Deputy Director DFG Office Japan
Dr. Anders Karlsson | Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
Dr. Ayano Takeuchi | Toho University, Junior Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science
Dr. Helmut Wenisch | Head of Corporate Technology, Siemens K.K.
How to participate? Very simple:
- One single portal for abstract submission: http://falling-walls.com/lab/apply (look for the 'Falling Walls Lab Tokyo' event aplication form)
- Keep your CV around, a few fields will be required to identify yourself and tell us about your career so far;
- Prepare an abstract, in English, or your current research project or idea; which you will be asked to divide as follows:
1/ Title (50-70 characters max, including "Breaking the Wall of..." at the beginning of the sentence)
2/ Issue or problem at the origin of your project/pdea (200 characters max)
3/ Your research project/idea to solve that issue (200 characters max)
4/ One-liner sentence which defines your project/idea (50-70 characters max)
- Prepare a statement of your motivation (400 characters max)
Of course, everything must be filled in English!
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 July 2016
Any question? Check these:
- FAQ section
- Full Terms and Conditions
Further info needed? Tips for success?
- Check the Falling Walls Lab website: http://falling-walls.com/lab/about
- E-mail us at japan [-at-] euraxess.net