ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is organized by Eureka! Factory, a Tampa company specializing in educational and creative event and program development, in collaboration with the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation, a nonprofit educational organization, in partnership with the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County, FL
Held each fall, typically in October, the mission of ROBOTICON is to increase public awareness of and engagement in the power of hands on, mentor driven youth engineering and robotics programs like FIRST, and to provide participating youth with a low stress, high-quality competitive event with opportunities for skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experiences.
ROBOTICON annually features:
- FIRST Robotics Competition off-season competition
- FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmage and build day
- FIRST LEGO League practice and training
- FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo
- Workshops for all programs, provided by teams, alumni, business and tech professionals
- Innovation Fair
Teams from around Florida, the nation and international teams are invited to join in the fun and learning each October in Tampa!
If you’re interested in starting or helping FIRST teams in your area, please visit FIRST in Florida to find your local program choice contacts.