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Xiaolan Fu selected as finalist for Falling Walls' Science Breakthrough of the Year
We are delighted to announce that Professor Xiaolan Fu has been selected as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in the category Science and Innovation Management.
Professor Fu's nomination is for her work on the Valuation of Early Stage Technology (VEST) project. The project developed a model to estimate the value of new technologies in the information and communication industry based on large firm-level data; it has recently been spun out into a social enterprise, OxValue.AI.
Academics and academic institutions, universities, research organisations, companies, private and public research centres, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals were invited to nominate "the latest breakthroughs, outstanding science projects, and bright minds behind them" in 10 categories. The winners will be announed in late August.
The Falling Walls Foundation was founded in 2009. It holds an annual science event in Berlin that coincides with the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (9 November 1989) and showcases the research work of international scientists from a wide range of fields.