Innovate at university today, disrupt the world tomorrow.

Innovate at university today, disrupt the world tomorrow.

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Do you have an idea that changes student life? Or even the world?

Red Bull Basement empowers student innovators to drive positive change through tech solutions. The most impactful, feasible and creative ideas will be invited to the Global Final.


How it works

_01 Give a shout-out now

Students from around the globe have brainstormed innovative ways to create positive change. And you can show your support. Check out the videos below and give a shout-out to the most impactful ideas!

_02 Success Stories

Learn about the impact created by some of our past Red Bull Basement participants.

Charging Revolution

Charging Revolution

Slovakian students turned heads at the 2020 Global Workshop with their Charging Revolution, an ingenious power bank that charges devices with a simple hand movement. They have now created a series of prototypes and have been the subject of a national television segment.

PLANTRIC

PLANTRIC

PLANTRIC is a self-sustaining gardening solution that composts food waste as well as fertilises and irrigates soil for plants, all in one system. They have been selected to participate in a special entrepreneurship program in their native Turkey and have begun their product-testing process.

uniThink

uniThink

The women behind Pakistan’s uniThink look to empower students and entrepreneurs by providing effective solutions for research needs. They’re developing a platform that digitises research mediums, connecting researchers with the right communities and analysing the collected data.

TO Play

TO Play

A Canadian team pitched TO Play – an art adventure game that empowers audiences to learn about environmental topics. TO Play is currently in production for a 2022 launch date and the team aim to continue creating interactive media for social progress.

Culture Capture

Culture Capture

Students from Kenya conceived the award-winning Culture Capture digital museum, which helps communities by preserving endangered cultures. Their minimum viable product is now well underway and not only are they doing something good, but they estimate they’ll hit the break-even point just 14 months after launch.

Lava Aqua X

Lava Aqua X

The UK team with the best idea of 2020 created a revolutionary clothes-washing machine that recycles shower water: Lava Aqua X. They have since been featured in Forbes and earned the Green Concept Award: Nominee badge, and they’re working to bring the product to market.

_03 Local Events

Local Events

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or an innovator to join us – everyone is invited to the brainstorm. Take part in a Red Bull Basement event in your country to develop new ideas, find team members and get inspired.

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When the skiing athlete from the USA had an idea for positive change, she switched up her career to make it happen.

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”Don’t let anything hold you back” – this is how you change the world

”Don’t let anything hold you back” – this is how you change the world

Thanks to Red Bull Basement winners Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu, you soon may be washing clothes with your shower water – and that’s not the only idea from 2020’s Global Workshop.

You're now entering Red Bull Basement: prepare for innovation

You're now entering Red Bull Basement: prepare for innovation

Right now, university students from across the globe are preparing to pitch next-generation ideas that could improve life on campus today – and around the world tomorrow.

These 2 London students reinvented the washing machine… and it's genius

These 2 London students reinvented the washing machine… and it's genius

Brunel University's Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu will be representing the UK at the Red Bull Basement 2020 Global Workshop. Here's the story behind their water-saving device, the Lava Aqua X.

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Connection, change, culture, commitment and creation by Philipp Westermeyer

The star of digital marketing on the keys to innovative success.

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Peter Gray creates disruptive technology for the sporting scene, changing the way events like the Tour de France are broadcast.

How to give life to ideas – from a female innovator who does it every day

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As students around the world prepare to collaborate and develop their ideas in Red Bull Basement 2020, a renowned change-maker, Manjula Lee, shares the keys to her entrepreneurial mindset.

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