Kickoff 2023-2024

CENTERSTAGESM presented by Raytheon Technologies

Lights, Camera, STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) inspire big ideas, bold action – and creativity. These skills make it possible to create art and experiences that bring us together, entertain us, and move us.

Using groundbreaking technologies, today’s artists and innovators can create connected experiences and build what many have only dreamed of. FIRST Strategic Partner Qualcomm Incorporated returns as our Season Presenting Sponsor to inspire FIRST participants to use their curiosity, creativity, and artistry to design and build a world of endless possibilities.

This season’s program challenges will celebrate how theater, film, music, and design bring people together and allow us to create the future.

FIRST Tech Challenge teams will raise the curtain on the power of design, creativity, and precision to create all new experience.

The future is a place you will create.

Join us at the Kickoff

Date: Saturday September 9, 2023
Location: SintLucas, Torenallee 75, 5617 BB Eindhoven

General program
13:00 | Run-up & Team Social
13:30 | Opening
14:00 | Masterclass Round 1
15:30 | Masterclass Round 2
16:30 | Dinner
17:15 | Announcements
18:00 | Worldwide kickoff CENTERSTAGE - Game Reveal 
18:30 | Field Reveal - Q&A
19:30 | Doors Closed


Kickoff registration

To get an understanding of how many people will attend the kickoff, we are asking each team to fill out the registration form below. In this form we also ask you to indicate how many team members will participate in a specific master class. Each team member (or coach or other attendant) can participate in 2 different master classes. There is a lot of choice, so try to divide all team members as much as possible.

Available master classes
- Intro to FTC*
- Coach training & Team registration
- Team Management during the season
- Project Management
- SolidWorks beginner*
- SolidWorks advanced
- Introduction to SolidWorks xDesign on the web
- Masterclass software*
- Strategic Design
- Creating a dynamic flyer / PR content*
- Imagery & Branding
- Judging
- vmbo FTC curriculum

Recommended for rookie team members, but of course also for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.


To sign up your team for the kickoff, fill out the form below. Please submit before September 1.



Pictures of 2022-2023 POWERPLAY kickoff at Avans Unverisity of Applied Sciences can be found on our Facebook page