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Red Bull Basement University - Applications Open

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Written by Red Bull Ireland
Red Bull’s global programme calls on all Student Innovators from Ireland and Northern Ireland to submit their ideas for how to improve student life on campus and beyond.

What is it?

Red Bull University Basement wants to give wings to student innovators to drive positive change through tech solutions. It aims to connect and inspire students from around the world to challenge the status quo and come up with ideas to better student life.

How to apply?

Students who are interested in applying must fill out the online submission form, which asks applicants to create a 60-second video describing their idea.
Applications can be submitted by groups of up to two students in English or their local language including English subtitles.
Red Bull Basement University
Red Bull Basement University

Who can apply?

This year, Red Bull Basement University will travel to 28 countries and any students 18+ years and in any participating University (DCU, DIT and Queens, Belfast) are welcome to submit applications.
We encourage creative students in any course to apply, including makers, hackers, coders, developers, designers, and engineers.
The project launched in 2018 and drew from 16 countries, 300 universities and over 80,000 votes. Ireland was represented by team Module Matcher, created by Khadijah Jilani and Athba Al Ajmi from UCD, who finished third globally!!

What happens?

Once your 60-second videos are uploaded they will go through a public voting phase which will last 6 days.
Out of those top-voted ideas, a panel of judges will select the winning idea based on the following criteria: feasibility, impact, and creativity.
The selected team will then have 6 weeks to further explore and execute their idea, potentially creating a prototype. During this phase, Red Bull will provide funding, international mentorship, networking opportunities, and well-equipped workspaces.
This team will then be invited to the Red Bull Basement University Global Workshop in Toronto, a four-day event kicking-off on December 12th.
The four days will be packed with lectures, workshops, and mentorship sessions; all lead up to a final pitching competition and the global winner being chosen.
We're really excited to bring you Red Bull Basement University again this year, so put on your best socks, because they're going to be knocked off!
See below for some inspirational ideas!