Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

FRC Dutch Open Scrimmage 2017

At May 18th to 20th Stichting STEAMup organizes the first edition of the FRC Dutch Open Scrimmage 2017. With a limited capacity of 16 international FRC teams, the Netherlands will experience the excitement of the FRC for the very first time!

In the famous Eindhoven Klokgebouw (Clock building), a former Philips factory and now a concert and event location, teams will be able to play with and against each other in a unique FRC Steamworks like game.

Even more tech …

The FRC Dutch Open Scrimmage 2017 takes place during the Dutch Technology Week, a high-tech event where Europe’s finest high tech companies present themselves, with several hotspots in the city of Eindhoven.

During this week also the FIRST Tech Challenge Dutch Open Championship will take place simultaniously. Here 50 FTC teams from more then 10 nationalities will participate. See www.firsttechchallenge.nl for more information