Scholarships & Co.

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. supports teams

Team funding

In cooperation with committed companies, we would like to make it possible for even more children and young people to participate in FIRST LEGO League. In the 2021/22 season, there are numerous support offers - for teams that are participating for the first time, but also for teams that have already gained their first FIRST LEGO League experience.

Many thanks to the supporting companies!

Funding scope and application

Interested teams can choose a grant from the different offers and apply for it.

To apply, please first take a close look at this website to see exactly what the various conditions and scopes of funding look like. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail: info@hands-on-technology.org.

What does it mean when the descriptions say that teams that meet certain conditions are "preferred"? You can apply even if you do not meet the conditions. However, the grants to be awarded will first be given to teams that fulfil the conditions.

Fill out the application form and send it to us via e-mail. We will confirm the receipt of your application and contact you if you were selected for a scholarship.

Please note that we need a donation receipt from you within four weeks of receiving the funding, otherwise you will be invoiced for the material and participation.

If you have already signed up maybe already paid the invoice, you are still welcome to apply. If your application is selected, we will refund the costs.

To enable the particiation of as many teams as possible, double funding through different scholarships (incl. regional funding or sponsorships) is not allowed.

We have summarised the details of the individual subsidies and who is eligible for them for you here:

Motorola Solutions Foundation

We offer for 10 Challenge teams the following funding:

  • Countries: D, AT
  • Conditions:
    • At least half of the teams members must be girls.
    • Teams must commit to participating in Challenge for three consecutive years. Please take this into account when considering the age of participants.
    • Preference will be given to teams that have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League.
  • Scope:
    • Scope of the funding in year 1: Challenge set for the 2021/22 season, participation fee for the 2021/22 season, one LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and one Expansion set as loan. If you are participating for three consecutive years you can keep the robotics sets otherwise you will have to return them to us, webinar for a good start into FIRST LEGO League
    • Scope of the funding in year 2: Challenge set for the 2022/23 season, participation fee for the 2022/23 season
    • Scope of the funding in year 3: Challenge set for the 2023/24 season, participation fee for the 2023/24 season
Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer offers the following funding for Challenge Teams:

  • Country: Germany
  • Conditions:
    • Teams must be from Germany, preferably from the Berlin/Brandenburg region.
    • Teams take part in the Berlin regional competition.
    • Teams are composed of girls and boys.
    • Teams must have a special need for support.
    • Preference will be given to teams that have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League.
  • Scope:
    • Challenge set for the season 2021/22
    • participation fee for the season 2021/22
    • one LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and one Expansion set as loan
John Deere

The company John Deere offers for 4 Challenge Teams the following funding:

  • Country: D
  • Conditions:
    • Preferred are teams that are from Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
    • Preferred are teams that have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League.
  • Scope:
    • Challenge set for the 2021/22 season
    • Participation fee for the 2021/22 season
    • One LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and one Expansion Set.
LEGO Foundation

The LEGO Foundation offers for 10 Challenge Teams the following funding:

  • Countries: D, AT, CH
  • Conditions:
    • Teams must commit to participating in Challenge for three consecutive years. Please take this into account when considering the age of participants.
    • Preference will be given to teams, that have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League.
  • Scope:
    • Scope of the funding in year 1: Challenge set for the 2021/22 season and one LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and Expansion Set as a loan. If you participate three consecutive years, you can keep the robotics sets otherwise you will have to return them to us.
    • Scope of the funding in year 2: Challenge set for the 2022/23 season
    • Scope of the funding in year 3: Challenge set for the 2023/24 season
Novelis

The company Novelis offers for Challenge Teams the following funding:

  • Countries: D, CH
  • Conditions:
    • Only teams can apply to are from the surrounding areas of Novelis locations.
  • Scope:
    • Challenge set for the 2021/22 season
    • Participation fee for the 2021/22 season
    • If applicable: Participation fee for a qualifying tournament for the 2021/22 season
Relaxdays

The company Relaxdays offers for 2 Challenge Teams the following funding:

  • Country: D
  • Conditions:
    • The teams must be from Leipzig or Dresden. There is one funding per city.
    • Preference will be given to teams that have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League.
  • Umfang:
    • Challenge Set fort the 2021/22 season
    • Participation fee for the 2021/22 season
    • One LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and one Expansion Set as a loan.
Sage

The company Sage offers the following funding:

  • Country: D, AT
  • Conditions:
    • The teams have to be from the areas around the locations of Sage (Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main, Wien, Mödling).
  • Scope:
    • Challenge set for the 2021/22 season
    • Participation fee for the 2021/22 season
    • One LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis Set and one Expansion Set as a loan. If you participate three years in a row, you can keep the robotic sets.

LEGO Robotics sets to rent

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. offers new teams the opportunity to rent a LEGO robotics set. This offer is only valid while stocks last, there will be a rental contract and a fee of 30.00 Euro/year (plus shipping).

Sets available:

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3
  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Basis and Expansion

If you would like to rent a set, please just send us an e-mail.