WRO Hellas

Non-profit organization WRO Hellas is the main entity conducting robotics competitions in Greece and South East Europe, as well as the legal National Organizer of World Robot Olympiad in Greece. Founded in 2009, WRO Hellas aims at introducing teachers, students and parents to educational robotics and, more broadly, to the STEM philosophy.
In this framework, we use our robotics contests as leverage in order to ensure that every school is not only willing but also able to take its first steps into STEM, either by enriching its official curriculum or by offering appropriate after-school activities. We do this by creating motives and ways for schools to obtain free infrastructure, by supporting teachers with free, continuous hands-on training, as well as by developing open-access lesson plans for elementary and secondary teachers.

Educational Robotics Competitions

WRO Hellas organizes the World Robot Olympiad.
The teams that qualify for the Olympiad – WRO make up the Greek Olympic Mission that represents Greece in the World Robot Olympiad.

World Robot Olympiad™

World Robot Olympiad™ (WRO®) is an extremely important, global event for science, technology and education. WRO brings together children and young people from around the world to help them develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through their involvement in challenging and creative educational robotics challenges.

To participate in the World Robot Olympiad, those interested are invited to form groups of two or three children and participate in the national qualifiers (World Robot Olympiad™ for Greece). Participating groups are asked to design, build and program a robot that will either be used in track tests (Regular category) or simulate a science related to a specific topic that changes each year.

The WRO Educational Robotics Olympiad is a qualifying competition, through which those teams that represent our country at the World Robot Olympiad stand out every year.

The topics of the competition are translated and announced in Greece in March every year, while the National Final of the WRO Educational Robotics Olympiad is held every July. The winning teams advance to the World Robot Olympiad, which is hosted each year by a different country. The next World Robot Olympiad will be held in Panama in 7 – 9 November 2023.

Development of contests

See the evolution of the participations in the educational robotics competitions!

Πανελλήνιος Διαγωνισμός Εκπαιδευτικής Ρομποτικής 2019 (48% αύξηση σε σχέση με το 2018)
48%
Ολυμπιάδα Εκπαιδευτικής Ρομποτικής 2018 (21% αύξηση σε σχέση με το 2017)
21%
World Robot Olympiad 2018 (16,5% αύξηση σε σχέση με το 2017)
16.5%
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Our approach

We use our robotics contests as leverage in order to ensure that every school is not only willing but also able to take its first steps into STEM, either by enriching its official curriculum or by offering appropriate after-school activities. We do this by creating motives and ways for schools to obtain free infrastructure, by supporting teachers with free, continuous hands-on training, as well as by developing open-access lesson plans for elementary and secondary teachers.

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MISSION

With the help of the educational robotics competitions, we seek the introduction of educational robotics, as well as the broader STEM methodology (Science – Technology – Engineering-Mathematics), in the official educational system of Greece.

Our Team

The Organizing Team of WRO Hellas

 

Ioannis Somalakidis

President of WRO Hellas

Antonis Tzes

President of Scientific Committee

Aris Louvris

WRO Hellas Representative

Υπό την Αιγίδα

Strategic Partner

Great Donor

Under the auspices

Sponsors

I would like to express my admiration for WRO Hellas work. In such a difficult time for the country and especially for Education, the development of methods and applications of automation and robotics in education is closely related to a social need, especially when combined with decentralized actions. So I want you to know that I fully support the consistant proposal for admission of Educational Robotics in compulsory education.

Stamatios Krimizis

Academic

The competitions organized by WRO Hellas with the strategic cooperation of COSMOTE are a unique way for children to understand the sciences, programming and automation, to think like engineers, to develop their ability to solve problems, to expand their creativity – qualifications that are necessary for their successful course in the 21st century. Thousands of students and teachers are taking part in this celebration of technology and education, which ultimately aims to make the science of engineering a national goal. Along with educational robotics, we are developing support activities,such as the free training of coaches and the free distribution of training books with the first “How to teach with Scratch”.

Ioannis Somalakidis

President of WRO Hellas

The future of our society is inseparably linked to technology and innovation. Investing in the development of children’s digital skills, we invest in their progress and future career.

OTE Group was one of the first to support educational robotics in Greece and promoted its spread to the new generations. In our days, thousands of students take part in Panhellenic competitions and represent our country in international competitions.

We can create a better world for everybody combining the ideas of young people and the technology support.

Michalis Tsamaz

President and CEO of OTE Group