Wednesday 24 October 2018

GO partners with Malta Robotics Olympiad

GO is the naming partner for this year’s Malta Robotics Olympiad (MRO), Malta’s largest technology event.  The much-anticipated annual event will take place at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on 20, 21 and 22 April and feature hands-on activities and competitions for school children and their families. Visitors can also expect number of special surprises.

MRO 2018 opens on Friday 20 April at 9.00am with a special session exclusively for school children. It will then open to the public from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. On Saturday, MRO will be open to the public from 9.00am to 10.00pm, while on Sunday the event will be open from 9.00am to 6.00pm. Entrance is free. 

The competitions taking place this year will include Lego Sumo, DIYBOTS Challenge, CODESPRINTmt and the Malta Jnr LEGO® League. MRO 2018 will also showcase cutting edge robotics from both educational and commercial entities. Additionally, the Design and Technology Expo will bring together students to exhibit their innovative product design projects, electronics, graphics, projects with custom-built materials, and a number of hands-on design and make challenges.

Daniela Bagnaschi, Senior Manager – Marketing, at GO, said, “For the third consecutive year, GO is main sponsor of the Malta Robotics Olympiad. This is because we are committed to ensuring Malta is ready for the future. As technology continues to quickly develop, GO remains at the forefront of investment in infrastructure, including fibre and a mobile network that is already 5G ready. We also continue to invest in education, including events like MRO, which give young people and their families an understanding in science and technology, which we all need to make the future the best it can be.”

 

James Catania, Education Officer ICT at the Ministry of Education and Employment, which is organising the Olympiad, said, “This event brings young people together to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics challenges. It is also a great event for all the family to come and learn about technology and to peer into an exciting future which is in fact just around the corner. Organising an event on this scale is obviously a challenge and we are very thankful to GO for the support they have provided over the years, and again this year, to ensure MRO is a success.”

More information on the Malta Robotics Olympiad is available at www.facebook.com/MaltaRoboticsOlympiad/?fref=ts

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