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  1. Get in the Game: Introducing the FIRST® Innovation Challenge
  2. Remote Team Resource Release
  3. Updated Game Manual Part 2
  4. Ken Johnson’s Season Address
  5. FIRST® Alumni Program – Save the Date!


Get in the Game: Introducing the FIRST® Innovation Challenge
We’re excited to share a new way to get in the game this season: FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Qualcomm, a long-time FIRST Strategic Partner, to expand innovation programming to include all FIRST programs, ensuring all students have a pathway to invention.
In FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition, teams will have the option to participate in an all-new Innovation Challenge where teams will identify a real-world problem or opportunity related to our season theme and design a solution, build a business model, and deliver a remote pitch to compete for advancement.

Read more in our latest latest Inspire Blog post and watch future team blasts for more on how to participate.

Remote Team Resource Release
This week we’ve released a video on YouTube, “Remote Video Platforms” to help students learn about some of the video platform options that are available and to help determine which one will fit their team’s needs. You can catch up on our previous Thursday Remote Team Resources on this playlist!
Updated Game Manual Part 2
We’ve updated our Game Manual Part 2 for traditional and remote events! Make sure to visit our Game and Season Materials web page for the latest version.
Ken Johnson’s Season Address
If you missed out on our kickoff broadcast, make sure to check out Ken Johnson, FIRST Tech Challenge Director’s ULTIMATE GOAL presented by Qualcomm Season Address. You’ll learn more about what our remote season will look like and what we have in store for this season.
We can't thank our awesome sponsors enough! Thank you to our Season Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, our Official Program Sponsor Collins Aerospace, and our Official 3D Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Sponsor, PTC!