Monthly Archives: July 2015

Falling Walls Lab UAlberta Returns ​September 30th.​ Be a part of it​ + win a trip to Berlin!

Falling Walls Lab UAlberta Returns ​September 30​
Be a part of it​ + win a trip to Berlin

We are seeking 15 of UAlberta’s outstanding Next Gen researchers, academics and innovators under 35 in all disciplines—have an idea, research project, social innovation or entrepreneurial initiative that could break down walls or enhance society? Share it in 3 minutes to a judging panel from academia, research institutions, business, government.

Up to three presenters will win a trip to Berlin to compete in the international finale on November 8, 2015—alongside 97 other international finalists. Hotel accommodation ​is also provided. Berlin’s top 3 presenters will be named ‘Young Innovator of the Year’ by an international judging panel (that includes the Nobel Foundation’s Board Chair) and a cash prize.

The winners also present again at the Falling Walls conference (November 9)—where 20 of the world’s leading scientists present their breakthrough research in 15 minutes. Speakers include: Nobel laureates, artists, scientists and government representatives. Attendees include: business and government leaders, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The conference attracts an audience from over 80 nations and global media coverage.

​​Falling Walls Lab (FWLab) UAlberta
Last year, UAlberta was invited to host 1 of 20 international Falling Walls Labs. These Labs are qualifying events for the finale in Berlin and are designed to showcase the quality and passion of next generation of top researchers and innovators, and to promote communication and connections and the exchange of ideas and knowledge.​ ​​​One of our top three​ from last year, Nermeen Youssef, won second place in the Berlin finale. ​To share your idea and win a trip to the Berlin finale you must apply by​ August 24, 2015​.

​​Visit ​​ ​for more details ​including:

  • Application qualifications and process
  • Information on the presentation training bootcamp conducted by one of Canada’s leading angel investors
  • IP protection and stage of breakthrough idea/project
  • Videos of last year’s UAlberta Lab participants

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KIAS’ 2014-15 Annual Report is now available online!

Check out all the exciting projects and collaborations we’ve been busy with this past year! The 2014-15 KIAS Annual Report is now available online at

All our annual reports are available for viewing on our website at, for ease of access and environmental responsibility.