At Altice USA, we find great inspiration from the students in our communities. This next generation of innovators are going to change the world as we know it, and we feel a duty to ensure we help them access the technologies and acquire the skills they need to make their dreams a reality.

Altice USA is a proud supporter of FIRST Robotics- the skills and mindset fostered in the students involved in the FIRST program align exactly with the mindset we look to foster at Altice. In 2020, we created the Altice Future Innovator Awards to recognize the hard work and innovations of students involved in the FIRST Robotics competition by awarding them additional funding for their team.

This year, we had our second Altice Future Innovator Awards and recognized teams across the AUSA footprint for excellence in technology, outstanding business model, innovative design concept, and community impact. We selected four winners, four runner ups and three honorable mentions.

We were blown away by the unique and groundbreaking concepts that the students came up with, and we can’t wait to see how their concepts develop into game changing technologies that are used in our communities.

2021 Altice Innovator Awards Winners

Excellence in Technology Award

Winner: Team 2554 Warhawks (Edison, NJ)
Runner Up: Team 3616 Phenomena (Lafayette, LA)

Outstanding Business Model Award

Winner: Team 1468 JBirds (Hicksville, NY)
Runner Up: Team 2590 Nemisis (Robbinsville, NJ)

Innovative Design Concept Award

Winner: Team 2590 Nemisis (Robbinsville, NJ)
Runner Up: Team 3616 Phenomena (Lafayette, LA)

Community Impact Award

Winner: Team 2642 Pitt Pirates (Pitt County, NC)
Runner Up: Team 1468 JBirds (Hicksville, NY)

Honorable Mentions

Team 2265 Fe Maidens (Bronx, NY)
Team 16 Bomb Squad (Moutain Home, AR)
Team 564 Longwood Robotics (Middle Island, NY)