Falling Walls Engage: The global platform for science engagement

13 January 2021

To inspire and connect creative individuals who engage communities with science. We work to build an international community of Science Engagers who develop fresh approaches and innovative formats from the grassroots to the institutional level. 

As part of the Falling Walls Conference, the best projects in Science Engagement are invited to take part in a pitch competition in front of an international (online) audience on the 8th of November. A distinguished jury selects the best project, which is known since 2020 as the “Breakthrough of the Year in Science Engagement”.

The Engage Community

The Falling Walls Engage community is a dynamic international network made up of former Falling Walls Finalists, partner organisations and events participants. The community takes part in activities all year round, with a focus on co-learning, cross-sectoral exchange and knowledge transfer.

These physical and digital events are a unique opportunity for Science Engagers to compare experience from different regional contexts, formulate common challenges, and build intercultural and interdisciplinary synergies.

In this new month’s Engage-Letter format, for our new podcast episode, we explored the topic of disability in science with Dr. Nicolas Bonne, a visually impaired astronomer who founded The Tactile Universe and won the Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year 2020 in Science Engagement.

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