Due to the actual pandemic situation and following intense reflections House of Mentors has finally decided to cancel the World Student Challenge 2021.
We are feeling very sorry about this decision, but House of Mentors is unable to offer the competition in the form and quality we usually do. Our apologies also to the students and mentors who have already registered for participation. We really appreciate your commitment, hoping being able to host the next World Student Challenge in the near future.
Thanks to all participants for their interest in House of Mentors.
Stay safe and stay tuned,
World Student Challenge
House of Mentors
Visions of a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future
Putting sustainability front and center, the World Student Challenge 2021-25 is looking for visions for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable future.
Whether it’s a product or service or something else completely different – all it takes is an innovative idea and application and we will help them get started with a team of experts from various industries who will act as mentors and offer their expertise, guidance and support in realizing their idea.
Additionally, each year the finalists will be awarded with a cash prize that will help them kick start their innovation.
In cooperation with artists J Henry Fair and Armin Völckers, Haus der Mentoren will host exhibitions on the link between humans and nature, which will be part of a tour across 10 European cities.
Students from all over the world will be exposed to not only the inspiring art work, but also the concept of the World Student Challenge and its mission to encourage and support young people in their quest to change the world.
Under the patronage of…
former Parliamentary Secretary of State in the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Hessian Minister of the Interior and for Sports
Welcome to innovative ideas
Innovations are not only crucial to our material well-being, they are also problem solvers for our current and future social, demographic and environmental challenges.
Some of these challenges are global in nature and call for global solutions. But these global solutions also start in local applications.
The first step always takes place somewhere in the field. If the direction turns out to be good, other steps will follow elsewhere. Always and urgently, the world needs good ideas that are tried out successfully on a small scale and thus become an innovation.Read More
This “innovation laboratory” is an offer to the whole of Europe. Ambitious students of all disciplines can participate with their own ideas. Wanted are talents who are characterized by entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, sense of responsibility and expertise. Those selected can benefit from the experience of mentors from science, business, politics and culture. Cross-generational, gender and transnational blueprints are developed – and ideally refined through implementation.
The best ideas will be awarded by a top-class jury. I invite you cordially: Let your creativity run wild! Have your idea thoroughly evaluated by experts and develop an efficient implementation concept with the mentors. Face the challenge!
Young Talents wanted
Industry 4.0 is changing our professional world rapidly: it is getting more and more global, digital and connected. Decentralized, interdisciplinary teams, living and working together across the globe, framed by intercultural communication are just a few of the challenges today’s students are confronted with.
It is therefore crucial that students learn early on where innovation-based products or workflows can be improved or gaps can be closed by new ones.
This is where the World Student Challenge starts, building bridges between committed students at universities all over the world and professionals in business, culture, sports and politics.Read More
With the support of a range of mentors, leaders and experts in business, politics, culture, society and sports, selected students receive professional support in early stage in developing and implementing their ideas. The best ideas will be rewarded by a top-class jury. In the medium or long term they will be realised by the students in cooperation with the companies.
We invite all interested students and companies to participate in the World Student Challenge and look forward to your participation.