The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, will be hosting the Falling Walls Lab Tshwane at Future Campus Africa UP on July 22, 2024.

The Falling Walls Lab is a prestigious platform that serves as a pitch competition, networking forum, and catalyst for breakthrough ideas. By bringing together a diverse range of students, researchers, and early-career professionals, it fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation on both global and local scales. Selected participants are given three minutes to present their research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative to peers, a high-caliber jury, and the general public.

The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Tshwane will earn a trip to Berlin to compete in the global finale held in November. They will also have the privilege of attending the prestigious Falling Walls Science Summit, where they can engage with esteemed figures from the realms of science, business, and policymaking.

Find more information about the Falling Walls Lab Tshwane 2024 here

Degree Level



13 May 2024

Who can apply?

Students, researchers, and early-career professionals of all disciplines.

Must convince a jury of your idea in 3 minutes!

Application process

Interested candidates must submit their applications to the Falling walls lab by May 3, 2024, through the following link:

Before you apply, please familiarise yourself with the application process here


Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact DAAD Johannesburg Office via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Documents and links

Information brochure

Application Process Overview


Please note that this opportunity is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa by contacting the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the relevant professional bodies. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.