Red Bull Basement 2020 has started again. The project that gives wings to university students who want to change the world with innovative ideas.
Red Bull Basement: There are no limits to creativity
The Red Bull Basement project allows and encourages university students from 5 continents to come up with innovative ideas that could have a positive impact for everyone’s future.
There are no limits to creativity. The projects can suggest solutions that improve their home campus life or face wider challenges, concerning the fate of an entire community. Furthermore, technological innovation can be the final solution to the problem but also a relevant part of a more complex idea.
Red Bull Basement: how to participate?
To participate you must be at least 18 years old, be a university student, speak English well and be resident in one of the 36 countries involved: Australia Austria Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, USA.
You can participate by yourself or by forming a team with another student.
Application (September 1 – October 25)
To apply, students must make a video (maximum 60 seconds) explaining their idea and upload it to the Red Bull Basement website.
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Voting and selection mechanism (26 October – 1 November)
The project that gets the most votes online will be selected and will advance to the selection phase, managed by a panel of local judges. Only the best from each country will make it to the final competition.
There will be 3 judges who will evaluate the best Italian projects. The first one is Dario Grieco, Founder of Different Group. Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin and Founder of the different project, he is an expert in electric mobility as well as being passionate about technological and digital innovation.
The second one is Timothy O’Connell, H-Farm Senior Partner and Head of Global Business & Open Innovation. A true pioneer in the European start-up scene, over the past 10 years he has managed over 20 international acceleration programs in multiple sectors. He was born in the USA but he is currently living in Northern Italy, he also represents Europe in the advisory committee of the GAN (Global Accelerator Network) and is one of the founding partners of EAS (European Accelerator Summit).
They will be joined by a third judge who will be announced in the next few days.
Development phase (November 2 – December 9)
During this period of time, all finalists will have the opportunity to develop their idea with the support of international tutors and will have the access to a global network of innovators.
Global Workshop (10-13 DECEMBER)
The Global Workshop is the final step of Red Bull Basement. All finalists are invited to this event which represents a celebration of student-led innovation. For four days, the finalists will be able to take part in workshops and engaging in-depth sessions with the most visionary leaders in the world of innovation, with the aim of perfecting their ideas. On the last day each team will present their idea to the international jury and the best project of 2020 will be awarded (“Best Idea of 2020“).
The first two global Workshops were hosted in Germany, Berlin, 2018 and Canada, Toronto, 2019. This year’s format will be unveiled soon on the Red Bull Basement website.