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FIRST TECH CHALLENGE ROMANIA

More than 800 students, 33 cities. The most challenging Robotics Competition in Romania

BRD FIRST Tech Challenge Romania powered by Vodafone 2016/2017 was born the vision to inspire the next generation of technology leaders through a national robotics competition.

Our main aim is to offer high-schools students and teachers educational support to exercise and master skills in STEM related fields (science and technology, engineering and mathematics) through a robotics challenge. They learn and practice computer programming, robotics coding and driving, project management, communication, coordination, teamwork, critical thinking, creative problem solving.

“FIRST is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect – of the program nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future. – Dean Kamen, FIRST USA founder (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

The students compete in teams of 10-12 members and have the challenge to design, build, program and operate a robot. The competition theme is called Velocity Vortex and is launched every season by FIRST USA as a part of the FIRST Tech Challenge global program.

BRD FIRST Tech Challenge Romania powered by Vodafone had in its first season 54 teams taking part in the competition, from around 33 cities in Romania. Each team received a robotics kit, 3D printer and webinars and workshops in programming, Java. The teams also have access to a Robotics Hub based at University Politehnica of Bucharest.

The Championship took place between March 25-26, 2017 in Bucharest – Sala Polivalenta. The competing teams battled it out for the national trophy and also for a spot at the Global Robotics Championship held in the US – St. Louis in April 2017.

The winning teams were: Dark Angels – Liceul Teoretic Stefan Odobleja, Bucharest; Impulsive, Colegiul National Petru Rares, Suceava and Soft Hoarders, Colegiul National Fratii Buzesti, Craiova.

BRD FIRST Tech Challenge Romania powered by Vodafone was organised by Asociatia Natie Prin Educatie with the support of its partners: BRD Groupe Societe-Generale, Vodafone Romania, Dedeman, PRO TV, McCann Bucharest, Momentum.

See you in September for the new season start!

TEAMS

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Xeo

Colegiul National Horea Closca si Crisan

Alba Iulia

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Harambe Cartel

Colegiul National Moise Nicoara

Arad

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RobotX Vranceanu

Colegiul National Gheorghe Vranceanu

Bacau

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CyberMinds

Colegiul National Gheorghe Lucaciu

Baia Mare

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Esentza Robotics

Colegiul National Petru Rares

Beclean

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Bolts and Gears

Colegiul National Liviu Rebreanu

Bistrita

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Robotics Botosani

Colegiul National Mihai Eminescu

Botosani

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KronBOT

Colegiul National de Informatica Grigore Moisil

Brasov

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RoboAS

Colegiul National Andrei Saguna

Brasov

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DIMCANRO

Colegiul National Militar Dimitrie Cantemir

Breaza

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BumbleBee

Colegiul National Sfantul Sava

Bucuresti

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Master Minds

Colegiul National Cantemir Voda

Bucuresti

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Novanoid

Lauder Reut Educational Complex

Bucuresti

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Qube.

Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul

Bucuresti

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Robo Titans

Colegiul National Sfantul Sava

Bucuresti

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Robo-Sapiens

Colegiul National Spiru Haret

Bucuresti

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Titans

Colegiul National Gheorghe Lazar

Bucuresti

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Vortex Breakers

Colegiul National de Informatica Tudor Vianu

Bucuresti

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Techtacles

Liceul Teoretic Alexandru Ioan Cuza

Bucuresti

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Vampires

American International School of Bucharest

Bucuresti

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Vianu Legends

Colegiul National de Informatica Tudor Vianu

Bucuresti

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Black Squad

Liceul Teoretic Benjamin Franklin

Bucuresti

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WATT's UP

Colegiul National Dinicu Golescu

Campulung Muscel

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HYPE

Liceul Teoretic Nicolae Balcescu

Cluj-Napoca

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PrimeTech

Liceul de Informatica Tiberiu Popoviciu

Cluj-Napoca

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Transilvania Robotix

Liceul Teoretic Avram Iancu

Cluj-Napoca

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RoboTel

Colegiul Tehnic de Telecomunicatii Augustin Maior

Cluj-Napoca

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Animatron

Colegiul National Emil Racovita

Cluj-Napoca

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TOMIS

Colegiul National Mircea Cel Batran

Constanta

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The Robotors

Liceul International de Informatica

Constanta

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Soft Hoarders

Colegiul National Fratii Buzesti

Craiova

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IDL Electronics

Colegiul Tehnic I.D.Lazarescu

Cugir

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Royalbot Nexus

Liceul Teoretic Ion Ghica Racari

Dambovita

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Cyber Wolves

Colegiul National Andrei Muresanu

Dej

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ONYX TECH

Liceul Teoretic Carmen Sylva

Eforie Sud

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TechnoCats

Colegiul National Unirea

Focsani

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Kode Sword

Colegiul National Vasile Alecsandri

Galati

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RobotX

Colegiul National de Informatica Traian Lalescu

Hunedoara

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Team CNR

Colegiul National Iasi

Iasi

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Aquila 100%

Colegiul National Petru Rares

Piatra Neamt

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The Bravebots

Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul

Ploiesti

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Bionic Royals

Colegiul National Mircea cel Batran

Ramnicu Valcea

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MacroHard

Colegiul National Gheorghe Lazar

Sibiu

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Impulsive

Colegiul National Petru Rares

Suceava

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Advanced Robotics Tehnologies

Liceul Tehnologic Voievodul Mircea

Targoviste

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TechnoGods

Colegiul National Ecaterina Teodoroiu

Targu Jiu

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RoboPapiu

Colegiul National Alexandru Papiu Ilarian

Targu Mures

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WizzTech

Liceul Grigore Moisil

Timisoara

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River Wolves

Liceul Teoretic Grigore Moisil

Tulcea

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CiberPunk

Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul

Turda

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Turtle

Liceul International de Informatica

Constanta

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NovaPrime

Colegiul National de Informatica Tudor Vianu

Bucuresti

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LTNix

Liceul Teoretic National

Bucuresti

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Dark Angels

Liceul Teoretic Stefan Odobleja

Bucuresti

Awards and Rankings

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

1. Judges Award Team "VAMPIRES", International School of Bucharest
2. Control Award Team "TITANS", Colegiul National Gheorghe Lazar Bucharest Team "QUBE", Colegiul Mihai Viteazul Bucharest Team "ESENTZA ROBOTICS", Colegiul Technic Petru Rares Beclean
3. Motivate Award Team "WATT'S UP", Colegiul National Dinicu Golescu Campulung Muscel Team "DIMCANRO", Colegiul National Militar Dimitrie Cantemir Breaza Team "HARAMBE CARTEL", Colegiul National Moise Nicoara Arad
4. PTC Design Award Team "QUBE", Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul Bucharest Team "TRANSILVANIA ROBOTIX", Liceul Teoretic Avram Iancu Cluj Team "TOMIS", Colegiul National Mircea cel Batran Constanta
5. Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Team "RoboAS", Colegiul National Andrei Saguna Brasov Team "Animatron", Colegiul National Emil Racovita Cluj Team "QUBE", Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul Bucharest
6. The Connect Award Team "HARAMBE CARTEL", Colegiul National Moise Nicoara Arad Team "SOFT HOARDERS", Colegiul National Fratii Buzesti Craiova Team "IMPULSIVE", Colegiul National Petru Rares Suceava
7. Think Award Team "TOMIS", Colegiul National Mircea cel Batran Constanta Team "TRANSILVANIA ROBOTIX", Liceul Teoretic Avram Iancu Cluj Team "ROBOTX VRANCEANU", Colegiul National Gheorghe Vranceanu Bacau
8. Inspire Award Team "IMPULSIVE", Colegiul National Petru Rares Suceava Team "SOFT HOARDERS", Colegiul National Fratii Buzesti Craiova Team "ESENTZA ROBOTICS", Colegiul Tehnic Petru Rares Beclean
Finalist Alliance [RED] Team "QUBE", Colegiul Mihai Viteazul Bucharest Team "ESENTZA ROBOTICS", Colegiul Technic Petru Rares Beclean Team "THE BRAVEBOTS", Colegiul Național Mihai Viteazul Ploiesti
Winning Alliance [BLUE] Team "DARK ANGELS", Liceul Teoretic Stefan Odobleja Bucharest Team 1 "VIANU LEGENDS", Colegiul National de Informatica Tudor Vianu Bucharest Team "ADVANCED ROBOTICS TEHNOLOGIES", Liceul Tehnologic Voievodul Mircea Targoviste
Special Award:
Natie prin Educatie Gracious Professionalism
Team "DIMCANRO", Colegiul National Militar Dimitrie Cantemir Breaza
See Team Rankings (pdf)

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Press Conference
School Tour
Press Conference 24.11.2016
School Tour 2

PARTNERS

We express our gratitude to all the partners who help us organize the biggest Robotics Championship for High-Schools in Romania.
Your support and commitment inspires us and empowers the robotics and innovation movement in Romania.

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