Academic Drone Soccer World Cup announces $100k in Sponsorships

NEWS - Dec 1st, 2023

San Diego, CA — CrewConcept Drone Lab and industry partners are proud to announce their sponsorship of the inaugural Academic Drone Soccer World Cup & Career Fair. This groundbreaking event, set to take place at the San Diego Air & Space Museum alongside the XPONENTIAL2024 drone and autonomy conference, marks a significant milestone in the world of educational robotics.

As a company dedicated to bridging the gap between classrooms and high-demand careers in aerospace, CrewConcept's support of the World Cup aligns with its mission to provide immersive career skills and experiences that prepares students for the rapidly growing aerospace sector. They are joined by partner companies including Orqa FPV, DroneU, Michelin Inflatable Products.

Drone Soccer, a team sport originating in South Korea, has rapidly gained global popularity, representing an innovative way to engage students in STEM. The leadership team behind CrewConcept has been at the forefront of promoting Drone Soccer in various regions, including North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.

This competition and career fair takes place April 23-24th, 2024. Participation is open to all student drone soccer teams from middle school through collegiate, regardless of their nationality or league affiliation. Beyond the robotics competition, the career fair includes industry presentations, job interviews, and scholarships with top aviation companies and universities.

"We have seen how transformative this experience can be," said Maj. Kyle Sanders (USAF, Ret), CEO, of CrewConcept. "From organizing the first drone soccer event in the United States a few years ago to coaching our USA Team in the World Championships last summer, I've seen these students learn to cooperate and communicate like real air crews."

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About CrewConcept:

CrewConcept Drone Lab is a career skills training program combining industry pedagogy with hands-on technology. The next generation of Drone Soccer products and curriculum promotes student enrollment and provides fundable Career & Technical Education (CTE) pathways for school districts and institutions. More information is available at

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