Applications are now open for the Red Bull Basement competition – finding and empowering the ‘next ingenious innovation’ from University students worldwide.
Student entrepreneurs, creators and inventors are invited to showcase their innovative ideas in disrupting the ‘status quo’ and using technology to ‘drive positive change for the future’.
Red Bull Basement is a global programme for young changemakers and applicants can make use of various resources including mentoring, workshops, networking events, basic funds plus more.
The competition rounds off in a Global Final where thought leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries work with student teams representing each of the 44 participating countries.
The global winner will receive a custom package of resources to help develop their idea, with additional support and mentorship sessions given to all Finalists.
Last year’s winning idea is an ecologically friendly reinvention of the washing machine by two Brunel University students – Lava Aqua X.
“The cool thing about Red Bull Basement is that it can work for a variety of different ideas. For us, we were able to build a prototype model and make the intellectual property and trademark arrangements. In addition, we took a lot of knowledge from opportunities like the workshops,” said Lava Aqua X co-founder Paramveer Bhachu.
“We also wanted to advocate sustainability and saving water, and the event’s outreach put us in touch with people all over the world.”
Deadline for applying is 24th October 2021.
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