Berlin 8/9 November The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society

About engage

The International Forum for Breakthroughs in Science Engagement


Falling Walls Engage is an international platform for all forms of science engagement, hosted by Falling Walls in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to showcase successful science engagement projects from a wide range of fields. From public science to pub science, from kindergarten education to VR experiences, and from citizen science to journalism, Falling Walls Engage connects those who tear down the walls between science and the public. The programme seeks to highlight the scientific community’s responsibility for the common good and spread scientific literacy, with a special focus on “hard-to-reach” target groups.


Falling Walls Engage asks organisations and individuals active in science engagement to submit their successful projects or initiatives. The international call is open to all forms of science engagement, with a particular focus on impactful, cost-effective and novel approaches to building opportunities for dialogue and participation. The best submissions will be invited to share their science engagement projects on 8 November in a fast-paced pitch competition in front of a peer audience and a distinguished jury.

Presenting the “Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year”, the winner will get the chance to pitch their project on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference to an audience of 750 global leaders, decision-makers, and international media representatives. All participating projects will be digitally documented and presented on an interactive learning website to inspire both professionals and the general public. Following the presentation pitches, co-learning workshops will create an opportunity for further discussion, exchange of expertise and cooperation.

All selected participants will receive an invitation to join the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November.

When and where?
Falling Walls Engage will take place on 8 November 2019. The application process will be open from May 1 to June 30 2019.