The Falling Walls Lab Sarajevo 2019 is organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD BiH) in cooperation with the Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) and Erasmus student network (ESN BiH). The competition, which took place in Germany for more than 10 years, was held for the first time in BiH, more precisely at the Meeting Point in Sarajevo on April 24, 2019. The aim of the competition was to promote excellent ideas and connect scientists and entrepreneurs from all areas on a global scale.
Participants on this occasion presented their research papers, business plans, and initiatives. The best idea is to travel to Berlin and continue to participate in the international finals.
Dženan Kovačić, presenting his own idea, namely, a new way of treating tuberculosis, is the winner of the first competition for BH innovators, and his idea will be found at an international competition in Berlin.
“There are not really too many words capable of describing how I feel right now, but gratefulness and sheer excitement will have to do! I would like to thank all of my professors at my university who have supported me throughout this journey, and to all of those who believed that I could end up where I am now! Although I won first place in the Falling Walls Lab Sarajevo, my work is only beginning, the fruits of which will be, to my deepest hope, seen in the future. This was an incredible and humbling opportunity, which I fully intend on using in my pursuit of scientific discovery., “said Dženan Kovačić, a student of the International Burch University, who has the intention to make a cure for the deadliest infectious disease in human history for the ultimate goal.