Young innovator selected to compete at Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin

2019-10-07 17:05:29

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 4, ‘Falling Walls Lab Mongolia’ conference to select the best researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals to compete at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, Germany was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Each participating country of the Falling Walls Lab program select upcoming academics and professionals as a national champion of the Falling Walls Lab, who will take part in the Falling Walls Conference where they meet the world's movers and shakers of science, business, and policy-making and compete at the Lab Finale to be held in Berlin, Germany on November 8. 

Eight presenters took part in the event to introduce their academic studies within three minutes of period to present their studies and three winners were awarded. Z.Uuganbaatar, teacher of the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) won the first place with project ‘Breaking the Wall of Wind and Mind’. The second place was gained by head of the Cardinal Health International Philippines Emmanual C.Damian ‘Breaking the Wall of Fast Fashion’ and teacher of the GMIT R.Nyamdulam won the third place ‘Breaking the Wall of Light Emission’.

The winning project by Z.Uuganbaatar is a study on domestic use of accumulated floodwater in the Gobi, a region threatened by water scarcity, with the help of a hydroponics growing technique. Thanks to the study on sustainable consumption and increasing water resource, income of local residents is deemed to grow and harvesting of agriculture farmers is expected to increase 10 times. 

100 finalists from more than 60 countries, including the first place winner of the ‘Falling Walls Lab Mongolia’, will present their work in front of a distinguished jury and showcase their solutions for today's pressing challenges. The three winners of the Lab Finale in Berlin are awarded the "Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year" title, prize money, and get to pitch their idea once again on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference.

The Falling Walls Lab is an international forum for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers. Its aim is to promote exceptional ideas and to connect promising scientists and entrepreneurs from all fields on a global level. For the first time, Mongolia hosted this event, which has been annually organized throughout the world for the tenth year. 

The international network of Falling Walls Labs includes renowned academic institutions from more than 60 countries. Stanford University, the ETH Zurich, and the University of Tokyo are only a few of the universities that have participated in the Falling Walls Lab program.

The Falling Walls Lab Mongolia was hosted by German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) and organized by Cultural Envoy of Mongolia Mrs. Oyuntuya Oyunjargal in cooperation with Arts & Media Project Management & Consulting NGO (AMPMC) and GMIT. The official partner was Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mongolia.