FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award

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Congratulations to the FLL Global Innovation Award Finalists!
Presented by XPRIZE

Team Name City State/Province Invention
LEGO Lions Austin TX Haptic AppPlatform for Visually Impaired
Team Storm Terre Haute IN ROY G. BIV Math System
Braille Boys & Annie  Cumming GA Insta-Braille


The three finalist teams will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to be honored at a ceremony at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The winning team will receive a cash prize of $20,000, and two runner-up teams will take home $5,000 each. Prize money must be used to further the teams’ ideas or to continue in FIRST programs.

Thanks to the 527 teams who submitted their invention ideas!

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Where will your ideas take you?
The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE is designed to encourage and assist teams to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems.

For many teams, their innovative solutions created through the Project have led to some amazing opportunities, like receiving local and national media attention, meeting government leaders, and seeing their invention be brought to market. For some, their inventions have changed lives.

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Questions? Email us at fllinnovationaward@usfirst.org


About FIRST®:
FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

About the FIRST® and LEGO® Partnership:
In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the LEGO Group’s Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to create FIRST
® LEGO® League, a powerful program that engages children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST LEGO League experience. Dean and Kjeld have a shared belief that FIRST LEGO League inspires teams to research, build, and experiment, and by doing so, they live the entire process of creating ideas, solving problems, and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.