Falling Walls Lab India 2017

Falling Walls Lab India 2017 Enlarge image (© DAAD India)

On 12 August 2017 the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) with the support of the Federal Foreign Office Germany had organized  “The Falling Walls Lab India 2017” contest, which took place at the IIT Madras Campus.  

The Falling Walls Lab gave innovative young minds the opportunity to present their research projects, business plans, entrepreneurial or social initiatives that are relevant to the world of today to a panel of eminent jury and general public.

Out of 275 applications from around the country, DAAD had selected  14 outstanding applicants who  presented their topic in front of an interdisciplinary audience.

After the presentation of the projects the jury had named the following winners:

1st – Ms. Ekashmi Rathore (Project: Safer Water, Smarter Tomorrow)

2nd – Mr. Murugesan Venkatesan (Project: Ineffective ELV Recycling)

3rd – Mr. Sachin Dubey (Project: Anti  Microbial Resistance (ABR))

The winner of the Lab qualifies and gets funded to participate in the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017 as one of 100 international and interdisciplinary participants. The winner is also awarded with a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2016 where some of the world’s most prominent scientists present their current breakthrough research.

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany was represented by Deputy Consul General Michael Wegener as member of the jury.