At last year’s Falling Walls Conference, CYNORA surpassed several ambitious high-tech companies to win the title of “Falling Walls Science Start-up of the Year 2013.” Dr. Grab will experience this year’s event from the opposite perspective: as a member of the panel, he will assess the business models of the nominees with reference to such criteria as innovativeness and economic potential.
“I am very excited about this new role. To be part of such a high-caliber panel and to have the opportunity to assess the best technology start-ups from a wide variety of countries is a great challenge,” said Grab.
Since the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 2009, top researchers from around the world have met in the German capital to bring together scientific breakthroughs with representatives of politics, business, the media and culture as part of the Falling Walls Conference. The event’s objective is to highlight innovative solutions to global challenges such as the climate, health, diet, energy and safety. This year’s event takes place on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
“For the CYNORA team and the company’s supporters, the award in 2013 was a major confirmation of the commitment that we invest in our work every day,” said Dr. Grab. “For the external image of CYNORA, the award brought us a new level of recognition. The reports and mentions in international media are still making an impact.”