Events

Falling Walls Lab Rhineland is coming to Bonn
Sep 08, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 04:15 PM

Which wall will your research break? Witness young researchers pitch innovative ideas in 3 minutes in a live streaming event! Participants, the so-called 'Labsters', are given the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition and present their research, business model, or initiative to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia and business, and the general public. Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of early-career innovators, trailblazers, creators, and visionaries. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. Selected participants are given the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition and present their work to peers, a high-calibre jury of experts from academia as well as business, and the general public, competing to win a trip to the global Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany on 8 November 2021.

From Idea to Business Model
Nov 04, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

How to Turn Your Idea into a Promising Business Model - A Guide for the Next Steps Topic: Do you have a business idea and want to challenge it? In this workshop you will not only learn how to evaluate business ideas, but also how to develop a sustainable business model. We will introduce you to helpful tools to validate the hypotheses on which your business idea is based. We then highlight all aspects of a technology and knowledge-based business model and create a first draft concept. We will discuss what the next steps can be, where you can get support to continue working and what funding might be available.

Discovering the Business Potential of Your Research Project
Dec 09, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Have you ever wondered whether a business idea can be derived from your research work or invention? Let's take a look together. We have created a tool to help you find out exactly that. Together we will develop problem and solution hypotheses and outline validation steps. This will help us build the foundation of a promising business idea. In this workshop, you will also learn how to evaluate business ideas, who will support you in developing your technology and knowledge-based idea into a business model, and what funding might be available.

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