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 Success Stories

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

_02 Sessions

Red Bull Basement Sessions are your chance to discover firsthand how some of the world’s biggest change-makers disrupt their scene. Dive into these exclusive interviews with high-profile athletes, global entrepreneurs and tech innovators to get inspired.

Siya Kolisi: Change-maker

Siya Kolisi: Change-maker

Rugby captain. Social innovator. Inspiration.

Creativity on two wheels

Creativity on two wheels

Trials rider opens up on how to stand out

Manjula Lee thinks forward

Manjula Lee thinks forward

How to take your idea to the next level

Horner talks teams and tech

Horner talks teams and tech

What it really takes to win

Peter Gray on smart ideas

Peter Gray on smart ideas

Advanced tech knows no limits

Carissa's confidence

Carissa's confidence

Surfing superstar on pursuing your passion

The Westermeyer effect

The Westermeyer effect

Communication. Collaboration. Connection.

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_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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_04 Global Final

Global Final

Finalist teams will have a chance to bring their ideas to life, guided by mentors from relevant innovation spaces and access to thought leaders from around the world. After three adventurous days packed with networking and inspiration, they will be ready to ace a Final Pitch to the experts.

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_05 More Like This

Crossover Success

Crossover Success

After her dribbling skills made her an internet sensation, college star Jamad Fiin is inspiring a new generation of Muslim girls to play hoops in Boston—and around the world.

”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.

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

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

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

This technology innovator wants to help you find a new gear

This technology innovator wants to help you find a new gear

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

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

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.

Technology drives F1 – and Christian Horner fully embraces it

Technology drives F1 – and Christian Horner fully embraces it

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing principal puts teamwork and collaboration above all else as a recipe for success. Horner has seen it all and is having to constantly adapt to new technology and rules.

Self-doubt left the chat – Carissa Moore’s confidence-boosting tips

Self-doubt left the chat – Carissa Moore’s confidence-boosting tips

Surfing Hall of Famer encourages student innovators to pursue their passion at Red Bull Basement.

Fabio Wibmer’s creativity knows NO bounds and neither should yours

Fabio Wibmer’s creativity knows NO bounds and neither should yours

Creative riding and multiple viral video releases have made the Austrian trials star a change-maker in his sport, but there's much more to Wibmer than the man on two wheels.

Want to change the world? Siya Kolisi knows a thing or two

Want to change the world? Siya Kolisi knows a thing or two

The Springboks’ star is changing the game in communities as well as on the rugby pitch.

Meet the next generation of technology innovators aiming to shake things up

Meet the next generation of technology innovators aiming to shake things up

Red Bull Basement plans to uncover student innovators looking to change the way of life on campus – but also beyond.

The South African social enterprise using surf therapy to combat violence

The South African social enterprise using surf therapy to combat violence

Discover the story of Waves for Change, the organisation helping break the wave of violence that shapes township life.

These six young people are changing the future

These six young people are changing the future

Six social innovation heroes under 26 reveal how they’ve turned simple ideas into enterprises that change the lives of thousands, and how you can get your own project off the ground.

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