Conrad Challenge

Get Your Genius On.

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship, Global Affairs, STEM

Scope:International

Registration

Entry Fee: $

Contact


info@conradchallenge.org
(281) 335-0200

The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to design the future. Over the course of the year, you and your teammates will go step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process and design an innovation that solves an important problem. The 2022-2023 competition is comprised of four stages: Activation Stage, Lean Canvas Stage, Innovation Stage, Power Pitch Stage.

If you’re a student between the ages of 13 and 18, you are eligible to join. You must participate as a member of a team of 2-5 students. You and your teammates may compete from any corner of the globe.

The students become entrepreneurial problem-solvers, addressing challenging social, scientific and societal issues through utilizing their creativity and critical-thinking skills.

The 2022-2023 competition is comprised of four stages:

  1. Activation Stage (due Oct 14, 2022) You’ll embark on your journey by assembling your crew of 2-5 students plus a coach and completing registration.

  2. Lean Canvas Stage (due Nov 11, 2022) You’ll plan out your path by brainstorming ideas, selecting your innovation and category, and preparing a Lean Canvas.

  3. Innovation Stage (due Jan 13, 2023) You’ll bring your innovation to life by writing an Innovation Brief, recording an Innovation Video, and creating a website (Cyber-Technology only).

  4. Power Pitch Stage (in April 2023) If you are named a Finalist, you’ll come to our Innovation Summit at Space Center Houston and gather with other teams from around the world to pitch your innovation live to our Judges.

If you are a member of one of the Finalist teams, you will gather with other top young innovators from around the globe at the Innovation Summit. Summit takes place at Space Center Houston, the gateway to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. You’ll experience an incredible multi-day event full of dynamic workshops, tours, community sessions, and speakers!  
Conrad Challenge Awards

Team Award.

The winning teams receive scholarships, patent assistance and other services to fine-tune their innovations to create companies or license their IP to top-tier corporations. Through these unique events, you’ll gain direct exposure to industry experts, corporations, investors and universities… and like-minded students from around the world!

Website: https://www.conradchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Conrad Foundation

Contact:

info@conradchallenge.org
(281) 335-0200

Eligibility:
Teams must consist of 2-5 students, ages 13-18. We encourage collaboration without borders, so feel free to invite students from other schools and countries. Each team must have a coach, who is over 18 years old.   NOTE: Students who have competed in the past may compete again, as long as they still meet the age and other entrance criteria. Teams from previous years may submit past innovations, only if significant advances or changes have been made since their most recent participation.

Overview

The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to design the future. Over the course of the year, you and your teammates will go step-by-step through the entrepreneurial process and design an innovation that solves an important problem. The 2022-2023 competition is comprised of four stages: Activation Stage, Lean Canvas Stage, Innovation Stage, Power Pitch Stage.

If you’re a student between the ages of 13 and 18, you are eligible to join. You must participate as a member of a team of 2-5 students. You and your teammates may compete from any corner of the globe.

The students become entrepreneurial problem-solvers, addressing challenging social, scientific and societal issues through utilizing their creativity and critical-thinking skills.

Process

The 2022-2023 competition is comprised of four stages:

  1. Activation Stage (due Oct 14, 2022) You’ll embark on your journey by assembling your crew of 2-5 students plus a coach and completing registration.

  2. Lean Canvas Stage (due Nov 11, 2022) You’ll plan out your path by brainstorming ideas, selecting your innovation and category, and preparing a Lean Canvas.

  3. Innovation Stage (due Jan 13, 2023) You’ll bring your innovation to life by writing an Innovation Brief, recording an Innovation Video, and creating a website (Cyber-Technology only).

  4. Power Pitch Stage (in April 2023) If you are named a Finalist, you’ll come to our Innovation Summit at Space Center Houston and gather with other teams from around the world to pitch your innovation live to our Judges.

Criteria

If you are a member of one of the Finalist teams, you will gather with other top young innovators from around the globe at the Innovation Summit. Summit takes place at Space Center Houston, the gateway to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. You’ll experience an incredible multi-day event full of dynamic workshops, tours, community sessions, and speakers!  

Awards

Conrad Challenge Awards

Team Award.

The winning teams receive scholarships, patent assistance and other services to fine-tune their innovations to create companies or license their IP to top-tier corporations. Through these unique events, you’ll gain direct exposure to industry experts, corporations, investors and universities… and like-minded students from around the world!

Participate

Website: https://www.conradchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Conrad Foundation

Contact:

info@conradchallenge.org
(281) 335-0200

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Teams must consist of 2-5 students, ages 13-18. We encourage collaboration without borders, so feel free to invite students from other schools and countries. Each team must have a coach, who is over 18 years old.   NOTE: Students who have competed in the past may compete again, as long as they still meet the age and other entrance criteria. Teams from previous years may submit past innovations, only if significant advances or changes have been made since their most recent participation.

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