Institute for Competition Sciences
CEO and Founder
Institute of Competition Sciences
Josh is a scientific introvert in a social extrovert’s body. He has extensive experience managing non-profit organizations and incentive prize competitions. He has been creating competitions in science, technology, and education since high school and has published papers on how competitions can disrupt science. Most recently, he launched a $1.5 Million dollar energy storage competition with the Cleantech Open and NASA’s Office of Centennial Challenges. During this time, Joshua also founded Zozude LLC, a company helping increase the impact of educational competitions for teachers and students across the globe.
Mr. Neubert began his career at the X PRIZE Foundation where he led the development of educational programs and competitions. While at the foundation, he developed a 3-day education experience at the X PRIZE Cup engaging over 12,000 students from New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Neubert also created the Spirit of Innovation Awards program as part of his X PRIZE Cup education initiatives. The competition challenged high school students to design and pitch their own solutions to STEM based challenges. After two years growing the Spirit of Innovation Awards at the X PRIZE Foundation, Mr. Neubert teamed up with Nancy Conrad, wife of late Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad, to expand the program and launch the Conrad Foundation. As the Founding Executive Director of the Conrad Foundation, Mr. Neubert nurtured the Spirit of Innovation Awards to engage over 3000 students from around the country.
Mr. Neubert received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Planetary Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.