Find out more about the most inspiring student innovators, groundbreaking ideas and how to create positive impact.
You got a new match! Cyrkl is the recycling app giving trash a partner
Czech platform Cyrkl is taking a new approach to recycling by directly matching commercial waste producers with other companies who can turn it directly into new products. Find out more right here.
”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.
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.
Connection, change, culture, commitment and creation by Philipp Westermeyer
The star of digital marketing on the keys to innovative success.
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
The Springboks’ star is changing the game in communities as well as on the rugby pitch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Accessibility provides disabled gamers the freedom to spread their wings"
Accessibility consultant and journalist Vivek Gohil is a speaker at this year's Red Bull Basement. Here, he explains what the industry can do to make games more welcoming for those with disabilities.
So *this* is what being a tech entrepreneur is like
Audvice has gone from a startup to working with Fortune 500 companies since winning Red Bull Basement 2019. Here, the app's founders explain how the program helped their rise and why you should apply.
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.
How this youth organisation are using boxing to rebuild lives
Inspired by his own story, Stephen Addison created BoxUp Crime to change young people’s lives through the power of boxing.
These are the 8 approaches to human connections
Red Bull Wingfinder defines connections as how well you manage relationships and work independently, and it comes in eight forms. Discover which you are.
The ultra-affordable paper microscope making research accessible to all
Foldscope is the incredible paper microscope that’s making microscopy available to children everyone, wherever they are and whatever their budget.
The 5 surprise personality traits that can help you succeed
Being modest, supportive or diplomatic may not be the first traits that spring to mind when it comes to success, but they can make a massive difference if you want to reach the top. Here's how.
This group are making fitness parks out of melted knives
Quite literally raising the bar on anti-knife crime campaigns, Steel Warriors are using surrendered blades in the best possible way in London, UK.
The social entrepreneurs you need to follow on Facebook
The social entrepreneurs on Facebook who can provide inspiration, ideas and tips for making your start up stand out from the crowd.
Meet the teen scientist tackling deadly brain disease
How one determined teenager is helping to change the way hospitals monitor brain tumours, along with founding a non-profit to inspire teenage girls to follow in her footsteps.
These 6 creativity types could help shape your success
Elite athletes around the world have taken the Red Bull Wingfinder test to discover the traits behind their success. Follow in their footsteps and find out what type of creative you are.
Meet the developer who's turning writing into the blink of an eye
Escrevendo Palavras num Piscar de Olhos is an inspiring Brazilian project that's helping people with cerebral palsy communicate using only eye movements.
16 ideas that could change university life forever
Check out some of the top Red Bull Basement entries from the past years.
ON: Pitch and Red Bull Basement team up to discover the next bright stars
Red Bull Basement and ON: Pitch have teamed up in the search for New Zealand's next top social entrepreneurs.
These are the linguistic superheroes saving entire languages
Languages are more than just a means to communicate. They’re a key part of our culture, and Tribalingual wants to help save those that are rare and endangered.
The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs
These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there and done that.
Habitat for Humanity Brazil are killing mosquito-borne disease with posters
Habitat for Humanity Brazil have created a poster that not only educates residents about mosquito-borne diseases, but can also dissolve in the rain to help reduce their spread.
7 of the most startup friendly universities on earth
University is a chance to learn, have fun and, increasingly, kickstart a business. Here are some of the campuses which foster real innovation.
How Zipline are using drones to save lives
It's incredibly difficult to ship medical supplies to remote locations. Zipline's solution involves custom-made drones and they’ve already made more than 14,000 drops around Ghana.
Two Canadian students are paving the way for a more efficient campus life
Anna Pogossyan and Temirlan Toktabek won Red Bull Basement University in early December, surpassing contenders from over 300 universities with their innovative idea to improve campus life.
How to learn from the social enterprise stars of Twitter
We take a look at the top social entrepreneurs you need to be following on Twitter, and how you can learn from their marketing approaches.
This Sushimobile is using biofuel to fight climate change
This converted ambulance is helping put the planet on the road to environmental recovery by swapping diesel for reused cooking oil to power owner David Francoeur's automotive adventures.
Meet the Recycling Hustlers driving South Africa's battle with waste
Sifiso Ngobese gave up a banking career to found a social enterprise that tackles South Africa's waste problem whilst raising up the marginalised collectors driving the country's recycling efforts.
7 ideas for a better world
From the electric car with a 1,600km range to a juice startup that's helping generate more income for impoverished cocoa farmers, these ideas present ingenious solutions to the planet's challenges.
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.
12 ideas for a better future
From combatting plastic to growing mushrooms from disused coffee and transforming household insulation, we take a closer look at 12 projects aiming to make positive changes in the world.
These three successful tech geeks think university is useless
Speaking at the recent Red Bull Basement technology seminar at the Tshimologong Precinct, in Braamfontein, Steve Gray puzzled a few people when he said most university qualifications are useless.
7 insider tips for landing your dream job
Renowned job-finding expert Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic spills the secrets on what employers are looking for.
How augmented reality is inspiring the next wave of African scientists
Mbangiso Mabas's Sisanda Tech uses augmented reality and gaming to make STEM education more fun and accessible to young people.
The innovative robots inspired by the animal kingdom
We meet the robots born into the circle of life, as scientists look towards animals to create their problem-solving inventions...
A text converter for the visually impaired
Lebraile is a portable device that converts digital text into Braille tactile language.
Writing in the blink of an eye, literally
Meet the project helping people with cerebral palsy communicate
Tech and Touch
Guiding the visually impaired through the powers of tech and touch
The top innovators leading the electric car charge
As the world prepares to plug itself into an electric vehicle revolution, we take a look at the creators driving the momentum towards an emission-free reality.
Creative? Here's how to harness these strengths to improve your career
Being creative is a hugely valued strength, but it comes with some pitfalls. We take a look at how you can compensate for them.
Winners of Red Bull Basement University Global Final revealed
Winners of the first Red Bull Basement University prize hope to help everyone find a place to study on campus
Discover the 5 approaches to problem-solving
The Red Bull Wingfinder test breaks down thinking into five separate traits. Elite athletes have discovered what their strengths are in, so follow them and find out yours.
5 reasons to take Red Bull’s Wingfinder test
Whether you want to inform a career change, drive your studies to suit your strengths or simply know yourself better, the Red Bull Wingfinder test could be the difference.
19 scientifically-proven study hacks for university
Want to smash your degree? Follow these handy tips and tricks for studying to help achieve optimum grades.
These are the world’s 12 top universities for engineering degrees
If you’re aiming for the top, it helps to get into one of the top schools. According to Times Higher Education, these are the best universities when it comes to engineering.
8 ways technology will revolutionise teaching in the next decade
Chalkboards? Where we're going we don't need chalkboards. Here are the ways we're expecting the future of education to pan out.
5 tips on owning the stage when speaking in public
Public speeches are nothing to be afraid of; we’ve got some top tips from an experienced social entrepreneur to help you create and deliver the perfect talk to entertain and engage an audience.
Otsimo, the life-changing app that wowed 2018's Red Bull Basement Festival
An award-winning educational game called Otsimo took centre stage at 2018's Red Bull Basement Festival. We chatted with one of the brains behind the app.
Ecobloom: what the world could learn from a futuristic miniature greenhouse
We talk with the visionary behind last year's Red Bull Basement Festival enterprise winner about his Ecobloom concept.
10 entrepreneurial lessons we learned at 2018's Red Bull Basement Festival
In need of some start-up inspiration? Here's some of the best advice from the panel during our recent event at Istanbul's Boğaziçi University.
6 sport-loving inventors whose tech could change the game
Not content to see their favourite sports sidelined, we meet three inventors who’ve committed their lives to innovation that could truly change the game.
Are you a digital nomad or a new Danny MacAskill?
Just graduated? Or looking to move on in your career? It can be daunting but here are some tips.
Have a start-up success by going small to win big
These social entrepreneurs took tiny steps to transform their communities. Here’s how to do the same
Clearing the air with these eco tech inventions
We look at five new and noteworthy innovations that are helping to transform the environment.