TRC opens applications for Falling Walls Lab Oman

MUSCAT: For the second consecutive year, The Research Council (TRC), in collaboration with Falling Walls Foundation, will organise the Falling Walls Lab Oman competition, on May 22 at the Grand Mosque.
The competition will be held for selecting one candidate who will represent the Sultanate in the Falling Walls Conference that will take place in Berlin on November 9, 2017. The conference involves various scientists and researchers from around the world and aims to build and strengthen the links between academics, distinguished innovators and entrepreneurs from all areas.
The idea of the Falling Walls Lab Oman competition is to present an idea of a research project, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today in just 3 minutes on the competition’s stage. The presentation should convince the high-level competition jury that is comprised of experts from academic fields, research institutions and businessmen.
The category list of who is eligible to participate includes outstanding talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines, Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors and entrepreneurs. The targeted category of applicants can apply for the competition online on not later than May 10.
The winner of the competition qualifies directly for the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017. The winner is also awarded a ticket for the International Falling Walls Conference on November 9, where some of the world’s most prominent scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each.