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!  

Check out the 2018 - 2019 Conrad Innovators!

We are excited to announce 252 teams have been recognized this year as conrad innovators!

This year we experienced record-breaking student participation and this streak continues as the Challenge advances from Round Two to Round Three. Student teams who completed all of the requirements for the Round Two: Business Plan of the 2018-2019 Conrad Challenge are recognized as Conrad Innovators. Their projects have been submitted to our esteemed panel of judges for review to determine the Finalists teams who advance to our final round, the Innovation Summit.

Finalist Teams will be announced on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Congratulations to all of the teams who have made it this far! And, good luck!



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