Berlin Science Week is a 10-day international festival between 1 — 10 November bringing together the world’s most innovative scientific organisations to celebrate science and to enable an open and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge

As a global hub, our mission is to strengthen vibrant and diverse scientific networks as well as to endorse a fruitful dialogue between science and society. Berlin Science Week showcases scientific excellence, promotes discussions on the grand challenges of our time and fosters event formats that are future-thinking in science communication.

Together with all participating organisations we find new, interactive, and also fun ways to make science, research, and innovation accessible to curious minds from around the world. Berlin Science Week is coordinated by the Falling Walls Foundation.

A Hybrid festival For Dialogue and Collaboration in Science

Since its inception in 2016, Berlin Science Week has become an important hub for interdisciplinary scientific dialogue and knowledge exchange.

After an all-digital Berlin Science Week in 2020, and still in the light of the pandemic, in 2021 many organisations decided to contribute with hybrid formats.

Everyone was happy that in-person encounters were again possible, however, due to pandemic regulations, the number of participants for in-person events was limited. Many organisations planned an additional digital layer, enabling both physical and digital participation from people in Berlin and around the world.

More than 70% of all events had a digital component and thus benefitted from a mix of local and international audiences.

It is not clear yet if hybrid formats will be the “new normal”, and of course we hope for a development that allows even more personal interaction and exchange in 2022.


Join our mission if you are a national or international university, a research institution, a science-based start-up or an innovative business, a science engagement & science policy initiative, or an interdisciplinary science project in arts & culture.

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