FIRST is supported by a strong network of corporations, educational and professional institutions, and
individuals. Some of the world’s most respected companies – including more than 200 of the Fortune
500 companies – provide funding, mentorship time and talent, volunteerism, equipment, and more to
make FIRST a reality.
2014 Championship Sponsors are:
Presenting Sponsor: Qualcomm Incorporated;
Program Sponsors: Monsanto Company, Abbott Fund, Boeing Company, Coca-Cola Company,
FedEx, NASA, NRG Energy, Inc., United Technologies Corporation, and United States Air Force;
Championship Sponsors: America Makes, Autodesk, Bechtel Corporation, Best Buy Co., Inc.,
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Central Intelligence Agency, Comcast NBCUniversal, Cullinary Institute
of America, GoDaddy, International Association of Emergency Managers, International Council on
Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Leidos, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Mouser Electronics, Inc.,
Novelis, Inc., Nvidia Corporation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Patriarch Partners, LLC (I Jane;
Ken Paves), Siemens, Southwest Airlines, SpaceX, Underwriters Laboratories, and Vulcan Spring.
Founding Sponsors are:
Baxter International Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, The Chrysler Foundation, DEKA Research &
Development, Delphi, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
Motorola Solutions Foundation, Xerox Corporation
Strategic Partners are:
3M, BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, DEKA Research & Development, FedEx Corporation,
General Motors, Google, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, National Instruments, PTC,
Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Collins, Time Warner Cable, United Technologies Corporation
Rockwell Collins is the Official Program Sponsor and PTC is the CAD & Collaboration Sponsor for the
FIRST Tech Challenge.
The LEGO Group is a Founding Partner of FIRST LEGO League. 3M and LEGO Systems A/S are
Official Suppliers, and National Instruments, Rockwell Automation, and Statoil are Global Sponsors of
FIRST LEGO League.