As part of its activities to empower young talents and promote STEM subjects, the Wilo-Foundation is supporting the International WRO Final 2022 in Dortmund. The international robotics competition for children and young people will be hosted in Germany for the first time and will take place from 17 to 19 November on the premises of the Dortmund Trade Fair.
The WRO brings together children and young people aged 6 to 19. In various competition categories, the participants work together in teams and, assisted by a team coach, assemble a robot and, as a next step, program this robot. Finally, the teams and their robots have to complete various tasks assigned to them by the WRO organisers.
At the International WRO Final, which takes place in a different country every year, the top-performing 500 teams from more than 80 countries compete against each other in different disciplines with the robots they have assembled. The event also features a side programme on interesting STEM subjects.
Our funding partner:
The association TECHNIK BEGEISTERT (“technology inspires”) e.V., Menden, has been organising the international robotics competition World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Germany since 2012 and is now also organising the WRO Final 2022. In addition, the city of Dortmund, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy, several companies, including IBM as a long-standing partner, and various foundations, mainly from the region, are supporting the 2022 World Final in Dortmund.