FIRST® empowers young people to be catalysts for change. Through the FIRST® LEGO® League Innovation Project, students ages 9-16 explore what it means to be an innovator by finding solutions to today’s societal problems.

As part of the 2021-2022 season, CARGO CONNECTSM, participating teams from more than 110 countries identified a problem related to improving the transportation journey of products, researched the problem, and designed a new piece of technology or improved an existing one.

Selected for their outstanding solutions, 20 Finalist teams will advance to the 2022 FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation award presented by Qualcomm. The teams will attend workshops with innovation experts and showcase their solutions in front of a global audience of peers, sponsors, and industry leaders.



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The Global Innovation Award celebrates the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are developing solutions for today’s societal problems, developing the mindsets, competencies, and inspiration needed to impact the world for generations to come.

Broadcast live on FIRSTtv from
Union Station in St. Louis, MO, USA
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Pre-show  |  4:30 p.m. CT
Award ceremony  |  5:30 p.m. CT

Hosted by Innovation Ambassadors and former Finalists, Arwen & Trevor, the award ceremony broadcast will feature the innovations of all 20 Finalists, interviews with special guests, the results of the Community Choice Award, the 2022 winner of the Global Innovation Award, and more!

Preview this year's 20 Finalist innovations

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FIRST has helped me become a better innovator, think outside the box, and not to be scared to tackle problems like scientists and engineers have been trying to solve for years. It doesn’t matter if people think your solution is too weird or too different to work. When you show you can fix a problem in a new way, they will understand. The fact that it was different is what made it successful.”

− Camilla S., 2019 Runner-Up

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