Are you ready to Get Your Genius On and take your creative and innovative ideas to new heights? Start a team and sign up for the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge!

In the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge (Conrad Challenge), teams are challenged to use science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and 21st century skills to develop world-changing solutions to create a more sustainable world for this and future generations. Along the way, coaches and mentors from the best in business, industry, research and academia worldwide will be there to help you and your team turn your ideas into reality.

The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in one of four categories: Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition. In addition – through collaboration with NASA and to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – teams this year will have the opportunity compete in the Giant Leap to Mars special edition category.

Teams will compete for the opportunity to be recognized as Pete Conrad Scholars and vie for more than $500,000 in awards including seed funding grants, investment opportunities, patent support, business services, scholarships (as provided by our partners & sponsors) to grow their solution into a real business.

To learn more about the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, visit their website at

Important:  Use the code 134NewYork when registering for the Challenge to indicate that you are part of NYDI!
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