The Falling Walls Lab, hosted recently by KAUST Graduate Affairs, featured 22 finalists who presented their product or venture idea to a high-profile panel of judges. These presentations are the result of a cumulative process that started in March of this year, when KAUST was chosen as one of the 100 Universities worldwide to compete in this year international Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany, on November 8.
The three hour presentation saw some of KAUST’s brightest and best students presenting their exciting new ventures and ideas to the assembled crowd and judging panel, with the hope of winning a lone wildcard place to compete in this year’s finale. The finalists had a mere three minute window to present their product or venture idea on stage, to the four person judging panel consisting of – Tristan Walker (Economic Development), Gordon McConnel (Acting Director New Ventures & Entrepreneurship Economic Development), Dr. Yves Gnanou (Dean of Physical Sciences & Eng.) and Professor Mootaz Elnozahy (Dean of Computing, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering) at KAUST’s conference center.