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Communities and Innovation: Medtronic’s Partnership with Colorado FIRST

Medtronic is a global healthcare technology leader dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the communities it serves. Its Lafayette, Colorado campus is home to 1,000 of the 2,000 Colorado employees and is a beacon of innovation, supporting diverse initiatives including Surgical Innovations, Global Operations & Supply Chain, Gastro Intestinal Health, Training Services, Neuro, IT, Legal, Cranial and Spinal Technologies, and R&D.

Why Medtronic Supports Colorado FIRST

Medtronic believes in investing in the future. That’s why it proudly sponsors Colorado FIRST and multiple competitions across the US. By supporting these initiatives, it gives back to its communities and provides employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities to develop skills and share knowledge.

The Importance of Colorado FIRST

Colorado FIRST is more than just a partner for Medtronic; it’s an essential ally in its mission to drive innovation in medical technology. Medtronic’s partnership with Colorado FIRST enables them to tap into a future pool of talented individuals who share a passion for engineering and healthcare. Cultivating future STEM talent allows Medtronic to continue innovating medical technology solutions that support the Medtronic mission: “To contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.”

Building a Brighter Future

As part of Medtronic’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, the company is excited to offer programs like WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) and corporate internship programs. Medtronic encourages FIRST alumni to participate in WISE and join in shaping the future of healthcare through innovation and collaboration.

Volunteering for a Cause

While Medtronic continues to grow its volunteer base, it is proud to have close to 20 dedicated employees volunteering for Colorado FIRST. Medtronic’s passion and dedication are instrumental in driving the success of this partnership and empowering the next generation of innovators.

Looking Ahead

Medtronic is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual FIRST Jumpstart program, taking place at the Lafayette campus in the fall of 2024. Teams are invited to attend, present, and learn more about Medtronic.

Colorado FIRST is grateful for Medtronic’s amazing support as a STEM activity sponsor. Learn more about becoming a sponsor and encouraging the next generation of STEM enthusiasts.

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