PhD student wins Falling Walls Foundation competition
Which are the next walls to fall? The aim of the Falling Walls Foundation is to remove the great hurdles of our time, such as the ubiquitous scepticism about founding a start-up – especially in Germany. Within the framework of the workshop “Young Entrepreneurs in Science”, doctoral students were introduced to the topic of company foundation in an interactive 5-day program. Our doctoral student Alexander Tafel took part — and won the final competition. Together with Torben Schindler and Matthias Förster, he has developed a business model for nano-diamonds and can now look forward to the award, a ticket for the “Falling Walls Conference” worth €1535. In addition, the team may present the company idea to a top-class jury at the “Falling Walls Venture” and hope for further prizes.