Global Innovation

The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award presented by XPRIZE® is a competition designed to showcase the real-world, innovative solutions that FIRST LEGO League teams create as a result of their Project.

FIRST LEGO League trains kids to think like innovators. The Award encourages and assists teams to further develop solutions to real-world problems that demonstrate originality and have the potential to add significant value to the world.

For many teams, their innovative solutions created through the FIRST LEGO League Project have led to some amazing opportunities, like receiving local and national media attention, meeting government leaders, and seeing their invention be brought to market. For some, their inventions have changed lives.

Most regions nominate the top ranked team(s) in the Innovative Solution Award category from their Championship event(s) to be their Global Innovation Award regional nominee.  Some regions use an approved alternate process; 2017 list of regions.

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Congratulations to our 2016 Global Innovation Award Winner and Runners-Up. 

Learn more about their world-changing inventions, the Sytro-Filter, Chipsulation, and Water Soluble 6-pack rings.

At the 2016 Global Innovation Award Celebration, coaches, team members, and FIRST talk about how innovation bolsters in-classroom experience.

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