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!  

2019-2020 Conrad Challenge coming soon… Registration opens August 23,2019!

Don’t wait, you can start today! Gather your team and starting thinking about your innovations now. Learn more about the next Challenge!



We are super excited to announce our partnership with a scholarship competition sponsored by the Yun Family Foundation's Incentive Prize on Incentives (IPI). This competition is perfect for current and upcoming Conrad Innovators as it sparks social innovations that address the world's greatest challenges through better alignment of incentives and inclusive stakeholding.

The competition is now open and will run through October 31, 2019! TWO scholarship winners will receive $5,000 each for the best proposals submitted. The winners will be announced on December 1.

Click here to learn more about the competition and scholarship opportunity! Applicants submit their proposals by answering a short list of questions. The total proposal must be concisely stated in 5,000 characters or less, which is about 700 words. When applying, please include “Conrad2020” in the “How did you hear about us?” field.

Good luck to all! And special thanks to the Yun Family Foundation for offering this incredible opportunity!

2019 Innovation Summit



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