We would like to thank our Sponsors for their continued commitment to the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award. They are leaders in innovation themselves, but they also recognize that we need to be investing in our youth, who are the innovators of tomorrow. None of this would be possible without their support, and we thank them for their generosity.
If you would like to become a sponsor of the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award, please contact FIRST.
About the X PRIZE Foundation:
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. The organization brings about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity by inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. It motivates brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital. XPRIZE conducts competitions in five Prize Groups: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org.
Partners in Innovation
About Booz Allen Hamilton:
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise. With international headquarters in McLean, Virginia, the firm employs more than 22,500 people globally, and had revenue of $5.27 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2015. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. For 175 years, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.
About LEGO® Education:
For more than 35 years, LEGO® Education, in partnership with educators, offers playful learning experiences to help every student to succeed. We believe in building academic, innovation and life skills as well as expanding children’s knowledge to create lifelong learners. We deliver a continuum of teaching solutions for students in Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and Afterschool. Our full range of hands-on solutions are based on the LEGO® system for playful learning, curriculum relevant material, teacher training and assessment tools with unique principles for teaching and hands-on learning. We provide curriculum from humanities, language and arts to computer science, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
We support educators with physical and digital teaching resources to facilitate playful learning experiences that fully engage every type of learner and impact student’s learning. In Preschool, our solutions stimulate children’s curiosity to explore together and learn through play. During Elementary, we help teachers lay the foundation for students by igniting enthusiastic, effective, and lifelong learning. In Middle School, we grow critical thinking and creativity of all students to understand challenging subjects, develop problem solving skills and make their own creations. In Afterschool, we unfold each child’s potential through specifically designed workbooks to best facilitate each child’s learning. Ultimately, together with educators, we in LEGO Education aim to enable students to succeed in their education and prepare them for future life challenges.
Learn more on: www.legoeducation.com
NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million reoccurring retail customers throughout the country.
Learn more at: http://www.nrg.com/
About Rockwell Collins:
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flight-deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network spanning 150 countries. Working together, our global team of nearly 20,000 employees shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions.
Our aviation electronics systems and products are installed in the flight decks of nearly every air transport aircraft in the world. Our communication systems transmit nearly 70 percent of U.S. and allied military airborne communications. Whether developing new technology to enable network-centric operations for the military, delivering integrated electronic solutions for new commercial aircraft or providing a level of service and support that increases reliability and lowers operational costs for our customers throughout the world, we deliver on our commitments.
To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
In Cooperation With
About the USPTO:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the Executive branch "promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries." The USPTO registers trademarks based on the Commerce Clause of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3). Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The continued demand for patents and trademarks underscores the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs. The USPTO is at the cutting edge of the Nation's technological progress and achievement.