Reasons for becoming a partner

Support HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. in inspiring pupils for science and technology in the long term. As partner ...

  • you support potential young talents in the STEM area already during their schooldays.
  • strengthen your regional and national awareness level.
  • show a broad public that you take responsibility and are socially committed.
  • network with other institutions and companies from your region at events.

Regional partnership

HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. organizes FIRST LEGO League Challenge (formerly FIRST LEGO League) in cooperation with regional tournament partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Institutions/educational institutes can bring the educational program to their own region and become organizers of their own FIRST LEGO League Challenge regional tournament. If you are interested, please fill out the application form and send it to info@hands-on-technology.org. Contact us if you have any questions!

Through a regional partnership, you work closely with schools in your region and open up paths to technical and scientific training or studies in the STEM field for pupils. Deliberately lay the foundation for the further educational path of the participants!

The regional partnership brochure (only available in german) provides comprehensive information about the programme in general, its added value and the requirements for a regional partnership.

Sponsoring / Donation partnership

Support us in the implementation and further development of the FIRST LEGO League educational program and provide sustainable support for young talent.

The Sponsorship & Donations brochure (only available in german) provides you with comprehensive information about the program in general, your added value and opportunities for involvment.

Together with you, we will certainly find the right funding option for you. You are welcome to contact us!

Honoring long-standing partnerships

The network of our partners for FIRST LEGO League has grown over the years since we have started the program in Central Europe (2001) and in the meantime we count over 80 institutions from education, science and economy. We are proud of this strong partner base and regularly honour the intense support we receive from the network and the distinct partners. In 2019 we could honour 18 regions at the partner meeting in Leipzig for „Successful Support of STEM and FIRST  LEGO League“. The following partners received an badge of honour for the longterm organisation of a tournament through their organisation.

5 years

Kopernikusgymnasium Rheine (Jan von Delft & Gert Broelemann), Hochschule Offenburg (Prof. Jan Münchenberg, Nicole Diebold, Christopher Stippekohl), Brandenburgisch Technische Universität Cottbus & Wirtschaftsregion Lausitz GmbH (Heike Postelt & Thomas Berlin), HTL Bulme Graz (Charly Mohr), Fundacia ALE Nauczanie Poznan (Jakub Piasecki), Universität Kosice (Robert Hajduk), Tatranska Akademia (Vladislav Miticky)

10 years

Experimenta gGmbH Heilbronn (Dr. Thomas Wendt & Norbert Hommrichhausen), Markgraf-Georg-Firedrich-Gymnasium Kulmbach (Wolfgang Lormes), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Pauline Ruffiot), ECPE e.V. Nürnberg (Jochen Koszescha & Lena Somschor), Ursulaschule Osnabrück (Malte Blanke)

15 years

Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn (Irmgard Rothkirch) & Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg (Manuela Kanneberg), Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (Prof. Dr. Jürg Keller), Centre Professionel du Nord Vaudois (Jean-Francois Pochon), CJD Königswinter (Dr. Winfried Schmitz), FESTO Didactic (Dr. Reinhard Pittschellis)

Pictures from left to right
picture 1: Manuela Kanneberg, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg & Irmgard Rothkirch, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn
picture 2: Wolfgang Lormes, Markgraf-Georg-Firedrich-Gymnasium Kulmbach & Norbert Hommrichhausen, Experimenta gGmbH Heilbronn
picture 3: Thomas Berlin, Wirtschaftsregion Lausitz GmbH); Nicole Diebold, Hochschule Offenburg & Jan von Delft, Kopernikusgymnasium Rheine