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NeuroMaker Creative Challenge

The NeuroMaker Creative Challenge is an open and free annual design competition in which students choose a socially conscious engineering problem to engage with.

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The NeuroMaker Creative Challenge is an annual, open design competition for Middle and High School students around the world in order to investigate the connections between Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Programming and more.


Projects are reviewed by industry thought leaders and experts in a variety of fields and have the opportunity to win prizes and, most importantly, social impact. 

How to


Students select a problem to investigate from a theme announced by the NeuroMaker judging committee.


Students form teams, conduct research on this problem, build a prototype and then virtually submit their results in a short scientific report and video.


The committee will select six finalists, three from middle school submissions and three from high school submissions.



Registration & Submission Begins

March 1, 2024

December 1, 2024

Last Day to Register & Submit

December 15, 2024

Winners Announced

The first, second and third place finalists respectively receive $1,200, $800 and $500 and award certificate with recognition from Harvard and MIT alumni educators and scientists.

Five additional awards are available to teams that recognize important engineering and personal growth traits such as empathy, creativity and perseverance.

2020- 2022 Creative Challenge Highlights

2020- 2022 Creative Challenge Highlights

The 2021 NeuroMaker Creative Challenge Team Stallions

NeuroMaker Creative Challenge 2021 Fall: Innovation

NeuroMaker Challenge 2021 Fall: NeuroMaker Hand Wrist Improvements

2020 NeuroMaker Creative Challenge: Team Commodores

2023 NeuroMaker Creative Challenge Winners

Creative challenge second place trophy.

Second Place

Creative challenge first place trophy.

First Place

Project Phoenix 

Shenzhen Nanshan District

Team CHS

Carmel High School

Creative challenge third place trophy.

Third Place

RAM Robotics 

Academy of Information Technology and Engineering

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