The FIRST Global Challenge invites each country to send a team to compete in our robotics olympics, which takes place in a different nation each year. Themed around the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering identified by National Academies of Engineering, each year a different Grand Challenge takes center stage in an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the youth of the world as they use their abilities to solve the world’s problems. The challenges we face as a global society need to be solved, and the next generation can meet the task — together.
At the end of the 2017 Challenge, FIRST Global founder Dean Kamen and FIRST Global Founding Member Ricardo Salinas of Grupo Salinas announced that the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge will be hosted in Mexico City, Mexico. See the video.
The Challenge will take place from August 16-18, 2018 at the Arena Ciudad de México.
Our theme for 2018 is “Energy Impact”. From commonly used fossil fuels to environmentally-friendly resources like solar and wind, energy is a tool that powers the different parts of our world one way or another. In the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge, shifting alliances of three nations will compete to fuel power plants, initiate renewable energy plants, and build a resilient transmission network.
Dean Kamen | Mike and Jackie Bezos | Ricardo Salinas | Pablo Legorreta | Laurent Beaudoin | Norm Augustine | Chad Holliday | Gordon England | Dan Mote | Martine Rothblatt | Vikrant Bhargava | will.i.am | Fred Smith | Mauricio Gutierrez
José Antonio Fernández Carbajal | Pablo Legorreta | Mike and Jackie Bezos | Vikrant Bhargava | Fred Smith | Tony Rallo | Juan Enriquez | Alberto De La Fuente | Héctor Escamilla | Ignacio Navarro | Leonardo Beltran
represented in Washington, D.C.
impacted around the globe.
served in the GSC or worked at the event.
had no prior robotics experience.
were founded, organized, or brought into being by women.
featured FIRST Global teams internationally.