Red Bull Basement invites uni students to drive social change through innovative tech

The initiative, back for a third year, is seeking entrepreneurial students to submit their ideas for transformative tech solutions

The Red Bull Basement initiative is back for a third year, calling for UK university students to submit their ideas for innovative tech solutions with the potential to drive social change.

Designed for student innovators in all fields of study, the project asks aspiring tech entrepreneurs to consider all aspects of campus life, and imagine creative ways to ‘do things better’.

Striving to break through the restrictive boundaries of tradition to improve the student experience, the programme gives participants access to resources such as mentors, workshops, networking opportunities and more, both online and on campus.

Activities culminate in the Red Rull Basement 2020 Global Workshop, where thought leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries from all corners of the world helps students from more than 35 countries – including the UK – bring their ideas to life.


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With one lanchpad event taking place on 7 October, another is set for 14 October, specifically designed to help aspiring creatives refine their startup ideas. The session will bring industry leaders together to discuss innovation, business and industry insights to inspire students about to embark on their journey with Red Bull Basement.

InnovateHer – an organisation dedicated to achieving gender parity and diversity in UK STEM professions – is hosting tomorrow’s launchpad event, which will feature 2019’s Basement winner, Sophie Bolzer of Audvice, alongside Red Bull athlete and BMX champion Kriss Kyle, who will be discussing ways students can innovate and ‘think outside the box’.

Students must be currently enrolled at university and over the age of 18 to enter, and applicants must submit a 60-second video that demonstrates their idea clearly and succinctly. Each country’s finalist team will then develop their idea alongside the Red Bull Basement network.

UK students must visit redbullbasement.com to upload their video, and can click here to register for the iHer presents Red Bull Basement launchpad.

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