FTC Benelux is a collaboration between Stichting STEAMup and FRC Team Rembrandts. Together we form the organizing committee for the FIRST® Tech Challenge in the Benelux.


Our strategy is to build this from bottom up, which we have been doing for the last few years. Now we are at a turning point where we have to plan for the future FIRST infrastructure within the Netherlands and Belgium. Creating a sustainable basis and growth within FTC and establishing a supportive transition into FRC. This allows us to replicate the programs to other local regions and countries in Europe and work towards a FIRST joint-effort with other parties involved.


The need for scientific and engineering talent is higher than ever and fresh "smart" blood is required to prosper in a world of new smart devices. We see a huge opportunity for FIRST to play a role in the fulfilment of this need. To overcome this barrier and grow the number of European FRC and FTC teams, a FIRST culture and infrastructure has to be developed on the European continent. Where FTC Benelux will start and focus on implementing a new infrastructure within the Netherlands and Belgium.


Ron Visser (chairman)
Ronald Stegers (treasurer)
Roel van Os (secretary)
Bas Koomen (board member)
Ben Snoeijs (board member)
Irene Hulsen (program coordinator)
Nicolle Visschers (program coordinator)

"We will get you steamed up to work on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math"

FTC Netherlands

FTC Netherlands
Stichting STEAMup
Kastanjelaan 400 (Microlab)
5616 LZ Eindhoven
The Netherlands

BTW NL856915749B01
KVK 67291317
RSIN 8569 15 749



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