Pitch-off of innovative science concepts supported by Falling Walls Foundation


With the support of Falling Walls Foundation, we have invited 10 scientists to present a pitch-off of research projects to be transformed into a viral story across media channels. Following each pitch by an up-and-coming scientist, a panel of media experts will share feedback on the potential they see in each project and offer insights from the perspective of their area of expertise and industry specialization. In addition, up to 3 scientists from the audience have the chance to win the opportunity to present a wildcard pitch and share their latest research on stage.

Expert panel:

Mark Atkin, Director of Crossover Labs

Iain Dodgeon, Strategic Venture Manager, Wellcome

Alexis Gambis, Founder and Executive Director, Imagine Science Film Festival and Labocine

Dr Kai Kupferschmidt, Science Journalist at Science Magazine and the Süddeutsche Zeitung

Jayde Lovell,  Founder and Director of ReAgency Lab and Presenter of ScIQ

Sarah Mosses, Impact Distribution Strategist and CEO of Together Films

Martin Emanuel Rauch, SILBERSALZ Youth Programme

Dr Alexis Gambis

Scientist, Filmmaker

Founder and director of the Imagine Science Film Festival.

Jayde Lovell

CEO ReAgency Science Marketing and Host, ScIQ on TYT Network / ReAgency Science Marketing

Kai Kupferschmidt

Freelance Science Writer

Mark Atkin

Director / Crossover Labs

Sarah Mosses

CEO Together Films / Together Films

Agnes Reiner

Post-Doc, University Assistant / University of Vienna, Institute of Physiological Chemistry

Dr Andreina Kero

Turku University Hospital, Pediatrics

Dr Burcin Ustbas Gul

Sabanci University

Jet Sanders

Doctoral Fellow / University of York / Public Health England

Johannes Bintinger

PhD, Junior Scientist / Austrian Institute of Technology

Nadège de Chambrier

Project Manager / Vuna ltd

Dr Sofie Valk

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Thomas Fudge

CEO & PhD Researcher / WASE & Brunel University

Iain Dodgeon

Strategic Venture Manager / Wellcome