Conrad Foundation to host worldwide virtual brainstorming session to springboard ingenious solutions for local and global challenges
Young innovators from around the world will come together in person and virtually Aug. 21 as the Conrad Foundation launches its 7th Annual Spirit of Innovation Challenge. This multi-phase, business and technical plan competition is free and open to students ages 13–18. The eight-month challenge offers teams of students the opportunity to innovate and create new technologies and products to address global sustainability, while encouraging entrepreneurship and teamwork.
Streamed live from Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center’s official visitor center, program founder Nancy Conrad and green tech innovator and world record holder Chip Yates, along with program alumni will talk about pursuing innovation, education and entrepreneurship, and what it takes to change the world.
Following the presentation, virtual attendees will begin the “Worldwide Brainstorm Challenge.” Students will spend 60-minutes identifying solutions in this year’s challenge categories: aerospace and aviation, energy and environment, cyber security and technology, and health and nutrition. The event begins the process for students to formulate their world-changing, commercially-viable product entry for this year’s Challenge.
For more information, visit www.conradawards.org/pages/launch-event.