Moving ideas forward
All national finalists are currently developing their ideas. Over the course of five weeks, they will receive work space, mentorship and micro-funding to kickstart their idea. Stand by for the Global Final to see what the students created.
National finalists have been selected!
See the finalists who will be attending the Global Final in December 2021.
Maja Kuczyńska: Disruptor
Skydiver Maja Kuczyńska shares insights on her incredible Game of A.I.R. project and setting your own goals.
Jamie O’Brien talks risk
Go behind the scenes on pro freesurfer Jamie O’Brien’s most daring project to learn how he tackles risk.
Angel Collinson on Big Ideas
Skier Angel Collinson shares how she risked her career to follow her heart and advocate for the environment.
Siya Kolisi: Change-maker
Rugby captain. Social innovator. Inspiration.
Creativity on two wheels
Trials rider opens up on how to stand out
Manjula Lee thinks forward
How to take your idea to the next level
Horner talks teams and tech
What it really takes to win
Peter Gray on smart ideas
Advanced tech knows no limits
Surfing superstar on pursuing your passion
The Westermeyer effect
Communication. Collaboration. Connection.
_02 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.Learn more
_03 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.Learn more
Dream team! How Wingfinder helped these Red Bull Basement winners grow
A personality assessment helped two Austrian tech entrepreneurs hone in on their strengths and they're still using it as they grow their company today.
4 things we learned about disrupting the status quo from Maja Kuczyńska
Championship-winning skydiver, Maja Kuczyńska, found her path by seizing the initiative. She even challenged an aeroplane to a duel in the sky – and won.
Jamie O’Brien’s strategies for successful risk-taking
From career changes to fire surfing, the brains behind Red Bull TV's Who is JOB show is no stranger to risk. Learn more with his Red Bull Basement Session.
Angel Collinson’s 5 pointers for turning big dreams into reality
When the skiing athlete from the USA had an idea for positive change, she switched up her career to make it happen.
Blue sky thinker? Try Wingfinder like these 2020 Red Bull Basement winners
The free personality assessment is helping two innovative young entrepreneurs combine complementary strengths as they develop their first product
Disruptors and innovators: these podcasts are just for you
Game changers including Siya Kolisi and Christian Horner open up to share their stories – and inspiration – in the Red Bull Basement Sessions podcast.
Calling students who want to innovate today and disrupt the world tomorrow
Red Bull Basement, the programme that shines a spotlight on young entrepreneurs, is back to kickstart ingenious ideas from student changemakers.
You got a new match! Cyrkl is the recycling app giving trash a partner
How the Czech company is pairing recyclers with manufacturers, with heartwarming results...
”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
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.
This student-designed robot could help put a stop to global warming
Edinburgh Uni's Niall McGrath and Isobel Harris, plus seven other engineers, are the NTT wildcard winners for the Red Bull Basement 2020 Global Workshop. Here's the story of their invention, ROBOCEAN.
Two London students have reinvented the washing machine... and it's genius
Brunel University's Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu have won Red Bull Basement 2020. Here's the story behind their water-saving device, the Lava Aqua X...