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HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. supports teams

Team Funding

In cooperation with committed companies, we would like to enable even more children and young people to participate in FIRST LEGO League. In the 2020/21 season, there are numerous funding offers - for teams taking part for the first time, but also for teams that have already gained their first FIRST LEGO League experience.

Many thanks to the supporting companies:
John Deere, LEGO Education, Sage and Walt Disney

Funding scope and application

Interested parties can select a funding program from the various offers and apply for it. To do so, simply fill out the application and send it to Lena by e-mail.

We have briefly summarized the details of the individual programs and who is eligible for them here:

Partial team funding plus (incl. training)

This funding offer is aimed at existing Challenge Teams that are socially or financially disadvantaged. The funding offer is available twice and includes:

  • Participation fee and Challenge set of 266,00 Euro plus packing and shipping
  • 1 Training (remote or on-site)
Partial team funding - already assigned

This funding program is aimed at new and existing Challenge Teams that would not be able to participate without this program. The funding is no longer available. It has already been successfully awarded to 10 teams. It includes:

  • Support over 3 years:
    • 1st year: 1 Robot set (LEGO Education SPIKE Prime basic and expansion set) on permanent loan as well as the current Challenge set
    • 2nd year: current Challenge set
    • 3rd year: current Challenge set
  • Participation fee of 137,00 € as well as the packing and shipping costs must be paid by the team
Full team funding plus (incl. training)

This funding offer is aimed at new Challenge Teams that are socially or financially disadvantaged. The funding is available 3 times and includes:

  • Participation fee and Challenge set of 266,00 Euro plus packing and shipping
  • 2-3 Training (on-site or remote)
  • 1 Robot set (LEGO Education SPIKE Prime basic and expansion set) as permanent loan as long as the team is participating in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge program (possible over several seasons)
Full team funding

This funding offer is aimed at new and existing Challenge Teams that would not be able to participate in the program without the funding. The program is available twice and includes

  • Participation fee and Challenge set of 266,00 Euro plus packing and shipping
  • For new teams: 1 Robot set (LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3) as permanent loan as long as the team is participatin in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge program (possible over several seasons)
Full team funding regional

This funding offer is aimed at new and existing Challenge Teams that live within a radius of 80 km of the following locations and would not be able to participate without this program: Stadtlohn, Bruchsal, Gummersbach, Zweibrücken, Mannheim, Kaiserslautern. The support is available 3 times and includes:

  • Participation fee and Challenge set of 266,00 Euro plus packing and shipping
  • 1 Robot set (LEGO Education SPIKE Prime basic and expansion set) as permanent loan as long as the team is participating in FIRST LEGO League Challenge program (possible over several seasons)
Bring A Friend – FIRST LEGO League Challenge Teams attract Newcomer

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. supports partnerships between already active and rookie teams: If an existing FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team is attracting an absolute newcomer team, both teams will receive a credit as a little thank you.

Both the new team (from a school, which has not participated in FIRST LEGO League Challenge so far), as well as the already involved team recruiting the rookie, will receive a credit of 50% of their participation fee. If the teams need a challenge set, they have to take care of the costs by themselves.

This offer is valid for 5 team pairs that register before summer holidays and choose the option “Bring A Friend” in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Registration form for teams. We then will check the teams' eligibility. The “Bring A Junior Friend” promotion will start with the opening of registration on April 20th, 2020.

Bring A Junior Friend – FIRST LEGO League Challenge Teams attract FIRST LEGO League Explore Newcomer

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. supports partnerships between already active FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams and new FIRST LEGO League Explore teams: If an existing FIRST LEGO League Challenge Team is attracting an absolute newcomer team for FIRST LEGO League Explore, both teams will receive a credit as a little thank you.

Both the new team (from a school/institution, which has not participated in FIRST LEGO League Explore so far), as well as the already involved team recruiting the rookie, will receive a credit of 50% of their participation fee.

This offer is valid for 5 team pairs that register before summer holidays and choose the option “Bring A Junior Friend” in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Registration form for teams or FIRST LEGO League Explore Registration form for teams. We then will check the teams' eligibility. The “Bring A Junior Friend” promotion will start with the opening of registration on April 20th, 2020.

EV3 set for lending

For new teams, HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. offers EV3 sets to lend for their first season. This offer is only valid while stocks last. It will be made by loan contract and will cost a fee of 30,00 Euro/year (plus packaging/shipping).

If you're interested please contact us.