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FIRST Innovation Faire & Scholarship Row - Detroit

Join us for a Maker Faire-inspired area featuring FIRST Sponsors, Alliances, Suppliers, Scholarship Providers, and other Special Guests. All FIRST Championship attendees are encouraged to participate in the FIRST Innovation Faire, where attendees can receive exciting giveaways, witness new technology demonstrations, and participate in fun, hands-on activities for all ages. For more information, please contact us at InnovationFaire@firstinspires.org.


Wednesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

*Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

*Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

*Scholarship Row is only open Thursday and Friday.

Current Exhibitors include:

ABB Foundation
Abbott Fund
Automation Federation / ISA
BAE Systems
CMS Energy
DEKA Research & Development Corporation
Delta Air Lines
DTE Energy
FedEx Corporation
Festo Corporation
Ford Motor Company
Kettering University
LEGO Education
Magna International
Mouser Electronics
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
NOKIA Bell Labs
Rockwell Automation
Sigma Phi Delta
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Triangle Fraternity
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
ZF North America, Inc.


Current Scholarship Row attendees include:
Scholarship Row is only open Thursday and Friday.

Bucknell University
Capitol Technology University
College for Creative Studies
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - FL
Florida Institute of Technology
Grand Valley State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Kettering University
Lawrence Technological University
Macquarie University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
McMaster University
Michigan Technological University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Olin College of Engineering (Franklin W.)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University
University of Detroit Mercy
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Webb Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

In 2018 over $50 million in college scholarships are being made available to FIRST Participants by nearly 200 Scholarship Providers