Young Egyptian researchers and entrepreneurs presented their groundbreaking ideas in 3 minutes at the Prince Taz Palace on 20 July 2016. The DWZ and a prestigious jury selected the winner who will be sent to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November. The DWZ hosted the Falling Walls Lab for the third time and had with the number of 175 applicants for the competition until now by far the highest number of applications of all Labs worldwide.
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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the five most innovative universities in Europe, according to the new ranking "Reuters Top 100." For this listing the British news agency analyzed how strongly the universities contribute to advances in technology and business through research findings and inventions.
The ranking "Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities" evaluated ten indicators over the time period from 2009 to 2014, including:
Science and research is never an end in itself but rather serves as a platform for connecting with the broader community. In a globalised world with new technical solutions this means not only serving the nearby community but to operate across state boards. A perfect example is given by the FU Berlin Ilajnafsy project by providing web-based psychological interventions for traumatised individuals in the Middle East
On 27th of May, the German Science Centre honored scientists, supporting the German-Egyptian Cooperation in science and research, with “the yearly DWZ-Prize for Outstanding Support of Egyptian-German Collaboration in Science and Innovation”. By awarding a non-endowed prize, the DWZ acknowledges outstanding support for the scientific and research cooperation between both countries.