About Our Students

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge believes students have the potential to create the next world-changing, commercially-viable product or service. We invite secondary and post-secondary students from around the globe to Get Your Genius On and conceptualize a solution in the areas of Aerospace & Aviation, Cybertechnology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition.

Why Take the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge?

You have the ability to make the world a better place. We challenge you to address global sustainability by creating an innovative product or service using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Just as entrepreneurs must pitch their ideas, you will enter the Conrad Challenge by working as a team to submit an Investor Pitch and video about your product or service. You will have access to mentors, webinars, videos, articles and resources to help you innovate and excel as an entrepreneur. Students who advance through the challenge will have the opportunity to submit a development plan and prototype of their project.

Don’t worry - we’re there for you along the way! The Conrad Challenge offers you access to mentors and resources to answer all of your team's questions. The online community is a great place to interact with other students, and industry experts while practicing your innovative skills through mini challenges.

What’s the Incentive?
Finalist teams receive an invitation to present their innovations to a panel of expert judges at the Innovation Summit. Teams compete for the opportunity to be recognized as Pete Conrad Scholars and an anticipated $500,000+ in awards.


Get Started

  • Create a profile and take advantage of the open access online community
  • Form a team and register for the 2015 Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge
  • Submit your Investor Pitch by October 3, 2014
"There are a lot of competitions out there that say 'You can do it!', but the great thing about the Conrad Challenge is that it tells students not only 'You can do it!' but 'here's how.'" Madison Jones, 2012 Pete Conrad Scholar