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Young scientists to benefit from extended association between Falling Walls Foundation and Springer Nature

London, Berlin - 13th October 2022

Building on the long-standing partnership which first began in 2016, Springer Nature is extending its collaboration with the Falling Walls Foundation to further promote and support young scientists. This additional contribution will, through the Labs and activities of the Falling Walls Science Summit, bring together researchers, society and policy makers from around the world  to promote breakthrough thinking and find solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.

Speaking of the partnership Magdalena Skipper, Chief Editor, Nature commented: 

“We are incredibly proud of our association with the Falling Walls Foundation, and partnership with the Falling Walls Summit which enables  the brightest minds in scientific research to present and debate some of the most inspiring and timely breakthroughs in science. With our shared goal of fostering  science communication and promoting breakthrough research, we look forward to this extended partnership.”

In addition, as part of the 2022 Falling Wall Science Summit, Springer Nature will once again be:

Supporting Falling Wall Lab finalists - emerging young scientists who pitch their research on the first day of the conferenceModerating the Breakthrough Conversations which this year include a new interactive element  and some of the Falling Walls Circle activities with guests including  Nobel Prize winner 2021 Benjamin List, Fields Medal laureate Maryna Viazovska and Millennium Prize winner Shankar Balasubramanian.Providing workshops for attendees to support with research publication

Taking place annually in November, the Summit falls across three days (7-9th November 2022) - the first day researchers from all disciplines are invited to showcase and pitch their cutting edge research in response to “Which walls will fall next in society”; the second day global science leaders from academia, government, business and society discuss the biggest challenges we face and the foresight that scientific breakthroughs can offer; and the third day, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, provides a stage for presentations from the next generation of researchers on outstanding research and the newly interactive science breakthroughs conversations.

Imke Rajamani, Managing Director of the Falling Walls, further commented

“The support of our long-standing partners such as Springer Nature helps us create new science communication formats and strengthen our international scientific network to bring even more science breakthroughs to public awareness and open debate”.


More about this year’s event can be found on the summit homepage here and details are also shared in the Falling Walls Newsletter.



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About the Falling Walls Science Summit

The Falling Walls Science Summit is a leading international and interdisciplinary forum. Some of the most important researchers and thinkers of our time gather at Falling Walls to discuss breakthroughs with global leaders in science, politics, business, and the media, answering the core question of the Falling Walls Science Summit: “Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?“

Since its first annual meeting on 9 November 2009, the 20th anniversary of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall, the Falling Walls Science Summit has continuously developed into a world forum for science.


Katie Baker | Head of communications - Publishing and Research | Springer Nature