Adelaide secures robot championship until 2025

Adelaide is set to become the home of the biennial VEX Robotics Australian National Championship following a successful bid led by the Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB).

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about this new partnership with South Australia and the Adelaide Convention Bureau, it will allow us to do great things in the robotics space,” said VEX Australia managing director Heath May.

“With over 60 SA schools registered to compete in our local VEX Robotics competitions this year, South Australia’s enthusiasm and commitment to embedding robotics education are unmistakable.

“With the challenging year we have had thrown at us, the role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has never been more important – not only for delivering the immediate response to the current global pandemic, but also our post pandemic economic recovery.”

Adelaide will host the biennial VEX Robotics competitions in 2021, 2023 and 2025.

“The ACB is delighted our bid strategy means Adelaide will be the home of The VEX Robotics Australian National Championship,” said Damien Kitto, ACB’s CEO.

“SA is fast becoming the national home of STEM and leading edge Space and AI research, and the ACB is keen to encourage more such events to Adelaide so young adults can recognise us as such a destination.”