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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Educational Robotics in Greece

COSMOTE is a strategic partner of the non-profit organization for educational robotics, science and technology WRO Hellas and over the past three years the Group has been implementing a series of educational robotics initiatives with the aim of disseminating STEM img subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the Greek educational system. The following initiatives were launched in 2017:

  • The Pan-Hellenic Educational Robotics Competition for primary, junior high and high school students was rolled out. More than 3,500 children participated in the competition and over 1,000 teachers were trained to enable the students’ teams to design and build a complete robotic model.
  • The National WRO Competition was organized with more than 700 students participating from all over Greece. The winning teams took part in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) held in Costa Rica in November 2017. Greek students spent an intensive preparation period from the announcement of the WRO in March 2017 until the finals in Costa Rica developing critical skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, engineering, and programming.
  • The Bronze Medal and significant awards were bestowed on Greek teams at the World Robot Olympiad 2017. The SMARTBIRDS NEXT team from Patras won a Bronze Medal and was ranked third worldwide (category: "Open Elementary"). This was the 2nd Olympic Award gained by Greece at the WRO. Other Greek teams ranked 7th and 15th in the “Regular Junior” category, 11th in the “Open Senior” category, and 16th in the WRO Football category worldwide.