ASTM International to Sponsor Exo Games, a Student Innovation Initiative

ASTM International’s Exo Technology Center of Excellence (ET CoE) is sponsoring the Exo Games, a new initiative to improve student involvement and education in the exo technologies industry.

The Exo Games is a competition open to university teams of S.T.E.M degree students, designed to connect them with exo industry professionals, help build lifelong relationships, and get hands-on experience with new exo standards. Team slots are on a first come first served basis and ASTM reserves the right to limit the number of teams due to space and logistic considerations.

Working in teams, students must design, build, and test a self-contained exoskeleton from a project specification provided to them. From this specification they must produce a design solution, make it, test it with the predefined standards from ASTM’s exoskeletons and exosuits committee (F48), and compete to win a grand prize. The Games will be hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Lancashire, England.

A cash prize will be awarded to first and second place winners ($5,000 and $1,000 respectively). ASTM reserves the right to award no prizes based on the determination of the judges.

Interested teams should send an email to with the subject line, “Exo Games,” by the deadline of Feb. 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m., EST. The competition will be held in Aug. 15-17, 2023.

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Established in 2019, ASTM’s Center of Excellence in Exo Technology (ET CoE) focuses on accelerating exo standards through research, education, workforce development, training certifications, and connecting global exo communities. 

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February 1, 2023