Thursday, January 26, 2012
Calling all FTC innovators!
FTC and FRC continue to get lots of attention from companies that want YOU! Why do they want you? Because if you're involved with FIRST you're learning and putting into practice the skills these sponsors NEED. In recognition of the cool stuff FIRST teams are doing the following is being announced for both FTC and FRC teams - got a great idea? Do something with it!
From Timm Huffman - FTC
Do you have an invention or “intellectual property creation” that has come out of the FTC engineering and design process?
You’ll get your chance to take your innovation to the next level on Friday (Jan. 28) when FIRST opens up the application process for the brand new Future Innovator Award, presented by the Abbott Fund.
This judged award is your opportunity to receive recognition for your accomplishment as well as the real-world opportunity to meet with a venture capitalist firm to discuss the invention and possible business application!
Since this is an award open to all North American FTC and FRC teams, the competition will be fierce. So, put your game faces on (and your gracious professionalism) and get inventing!
There is a formal application process, make sure you follow the instructions closely and fill out all the forms correctly. There is also an option for attaching a video.
The application process closes March 16, 2012 and the winner will be announced at World. For full details on how to apply for this award, judging criteria, etc., go to http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/future-innovator-award.