Coopertition® produces innovation. At FIRST, Coopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and
respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition is founded on the concept and a philosophy that
teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete. Coopertition
involves learning from teammates. It is teaching teammates. It is learning from Mentors. And it is
managing and being managed. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling
others when you can.