Foundation for Community Driven Innovation


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FTC Team Duct Tape, an FCDI sponsored FIRST Tech Challenge team with their mentor.

The  Foundation for Community Driven Innovation (FCDI) is a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to supporting academic achievement, economic development and the spirit of innovation through inspiring programs, active learning and exciting, innovative projects.

We do this by facilitating fiscal sponsorship for FIRST youth robotics teams, and by supporting  exciting hands on learning and living events like Gulf Coast Make & ComicCon, Tampa Bay’s annual maker festival, and ROBOTICON Tampa Bay, an annual youth STEM Showcase event.

FCDI is the founder of the Tampa Bay Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center.