A Transformative Educational Experience

The Conrad Challenge brings science and technology studies to life through a student-driven, project-based approach. there are No theoretical tasks here! Students identify relevant real-world challenges that don’t necessarily have a clear answer and learn how to innovate by creating solutions. 


We give students between the ages of 13-18 the chance to become entrepreneurs and apply innovation, science and technology to solve problems with global impact. Guided by teachers and industry experts, the competition becomes a master class in collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication. The result: students develop skills needed to thrive in the 21st century workforce and bring to life commercially-viable innovations that have the potential to change life for the better on the individual, national and global levels.

Students, teachers, experts and sponsors all agree… the Conrad Challenge is unlike any STEM competition out there. This isn’t a science fair. It’s an innovation competition that is creating the next generation of entrepreneurs who are going to change the world!  

The 2018 - 2019 Conrad Challenge is accelerating!

We are excited to share we had over 470 teams in Round 1 of our Challenge and currently have 316 teams who have advanced to Round 2!

We have an excellent opportunity for industry, government, research and academia to take an active role in shaping our future workforce! We are seeking individuals willing to serve as judges during the online Business Plan round of the competition to provide useful feedback to our young entrepreneurs. Judges can serve in the comfort of their own homes, offices, and on their own time!

With record breaking participation this year, we will need more judges than ever before! Take a few minutes to learn more about the responsibilities and time commitment of a Conrad Challenge Business Plan judge below.



Special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors, champion partners and media partners. The Conrad Challenge wouldn’t be possible without you!