Global Innovation Award

How to apply and what to expect

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Global Innvoation Award - Announcement

The Global Innovation Award (GIA) encourages teams to further develop their innovative solutions to real-world problems. It builds upon the work teams have done for the FLL Research Project.

Teams can pre-apply at HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. for the Global Innovation Award. The application must be received by March 5th, 2019 at the latest. To apply please send us a short summary (in english) about your research project and describe in detail what makes your solution innovative. Send your applications via email to

We forward this application to FIRST® until March 11th 2019. And the nomination decision will be done by a judging committee. If a team nominates, a new evaluation process by FIRST® or its experts will occur. The entire process as well as the application and the presentation at an event in early summer 2019 in the USA will happen in English. Teams selected should be aware that a participation is obligatory and means travelling to the event in the US.

In the following download you will find the judging criteria for the Global Innovation Award.

Global Innovation Award - FAQ - INTO ORBIT

In the following download you will find some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have more, let us know.