A group of students working on their proposal for Open Room's University Challenge

Our challenges are made for you

If you are a bachelor's, master's or doctoral student at a university in Spain, these challenges are of interest to you. We propose five themes for you to demonstrate your talent as a team and win up to 12,000 euros and a training scholarship at Repsol.

Overcome the stages of the challenge. There are 60,000 euros in prizes and Repsol grants.

The registration phase is already underway.

Phase I: Registration and team creation from 10/23/2023 until 02/08/2024

Sign up to Open Room to create your team. You can also register on your own and then at the end of this phase we will assign you a team.

Phase II: Submission of proposals from 10/23/2023 until 02/08/2024

Choose one or several of the challenges proposed, prepare your proposal, and send it from the Open Room private area.

Phase III: Selection of finalists from 02/09/2024 until 02/29/2024

A committee of experts will select five proposals per challenge that will go directly to the final competition. On February 29, the finalists that will go on to the in-person competition, or hackathon, in Madrid will be announced.

Phase IV: In-person competition in March 2024

For forty-eight hours, all finalist will work live on their proposals, to present them to a jury who will choose the five winners.
Each winning team will receive 12,000 euros and the possibility of a Repsol grant.

An in-person competition for finalists

The decisive moment, a hackaton. This is an in-person competition, which lasts 48 hours. Here, the finalists will be able to work on their proposals, fine-tune them, and prepare their defense in front of a jury of experts.


The five winning projects will receive a prize of 12,000 euros each and the opportunity for a grant from Repsol.

What is University Challenge?

The opportunity for you to help transform the world and society, making an orderly and just energy transition possible.


We have selected five different topics, in which you will be able to demonstrate all your team-working skills. In each of them you can submit as many projects as you want, a committee of experts will select five finalists from each topic.


And then what? An in-person competition, where you will have to defend the best proposals to compete for the prizes.

Download all the information to take part in the University Challenge