The WRO 2022 International Final will be hosted by Germany. Our national organizer TECHNIK BEGEISTERT e.V. is working together with the City of Dortmund, the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy for the state of North-Rhine Westphalia and many other partners from industry and society to make it an unforgettable event. Learn more about WRO in Germany and the hosting city of Dortmund on this page.
World Robot Olympiad in Germany has a long history. The first competitions started in 2009, and since 2012 the WRO in Germany has been coordinated by our non-profit organization TECHNIK BEGEISTERT. Since then, we have expanded the competition from 32 teams in 2012 to over 760 teams in 2019.
In the process, we have grown continuously, on the one hand offering additional age groups or competition categories and on the other establishing local competitions in new regions in Germany. Now, we have regional WRO competitions in 40 cities and a major German final in a different city every year. The WRO in Germany is accompanied by a large community of partners and volunteers who work year after year to get children and young people excited about technology. Hosting the World Final in Germany is a highlight for all of us and we look forward to welcoming you all to Germany.
TECHNIK BEGEISTERT e.V. (in English: Technics inspires) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 by young adults with the motivation to pass on their own enthusiasm for robot competitions to other children and young people. We have built up the WRO competitions in Germany with a lot of commitment, energy and passion.
Currently, we have 60 members and work with 40 partners and 500 volunteers throughout Germany. Organizing WRO is the biggest project of our organization. We also support schools in setting up robotics clubs and run workshops and training courses for teachers.
We have a long cooperation with the city of Dortmund. Dortmund was the venue for the first three German finals in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and from the very beginning there was support from politicians and other players in the city. Together with the city owned Dortmund Talent Initiative, we won the Google RISE Partnership Award in 2014 and supported schools in Dortmund and established a robotics network of schools. Being in Dortmund with the International Final fits well with our WRO history in Germany. Together with our partners from politics, companies, foundations and society we want to make the first WRO International Final after Covid-19 a wonderful experience for everyone.