Innovate Academy Team 68885A Wins Design Award!

Innovate Academy Team 68885A Wins Design Award!

Innovate Tech Academy’s  Middle School Robotics Team 68885A is participating in this year’s Vex IQ Robotics Competition “Next Level” through the 2018 – 2019 robotics competition season.

Congratulations to our team 68885A for winning the Design Award at the VEX Robotics Competition State tournament held on 10 September 2018 and Innovate academy students, Shannon, Keanen and Dinith. We look forward to continually doing  our best through the season till the Nationals.

A Team that Works Together, Achieves Together! We will keep on working towards the Next Level!

Innovate VEX IQ Challenge – Crossover

Innovate VEX IQ Challenge – Crossover

On 17 October, Innovate Technology and Robotics Competitions held a VEX IQ Robotics Challenge with the latest game, Crossover.

Under a minute, teams had to play the Crossover game and take as many of the Hex balls over to the other side and stash it into the racks and eventually mount the bridge and balance it together with the other team’s robot, in an alliance format.

What a game it was as teams really played their best to get the Hex balls over to the other side and many of the teams managed to get the robots to balance on the bridge in the teamwork challenge.

So proud of our students for taking on the Tournament Champion Award and Robot Skills Award. More importantly, the students who displayed graciousness and core values despite the results have done themselves and everyone proud.

It is great to win but the gracious and kind behaviour demonstrated by the teams who participated is the best and sweetest victory. #neverforgetyourcorevalues #graciousness #kindness. That is truly robotics at its best.

Congratulations everyone!

STEM Education at Robotics Academy

STEM Education at Robotics Academy

Term 2 Robotics Academy programs came to an end last week and we are finishing up our school robotics programs this week. What can we say except that it has been such a fantastic term, more than the photos can tell!

Our students did Australia proud by emerging 3rd position in the World Championships, our school and public academy programs delved into many aspects of STEM, including coding, robotics, 3D printing. Students attained their Level 1 Robotics Certification, the Mid Year Robotics Competition was a great success and teacher PDs have been ongoing.

There is much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. Thank you to our students, our supportive parents and all those who have believed in our academy programs.

We will not give up on innovation and inspiring our youth to become technology leaders in their own right. Thank you for another great term! ‪#‎loveinnovation‬ ‪#‎STEM‬ ‪#‎STEAM‬ ‪#‎thebestisyettocome‬

Mid Year Vex IQ Robotics Competition

Mid Year Vex IQ Robotics Competition

The Mid Year Vex IQ Robotics Competition was held at Kambrya College on 16 May 2016 and what a huge success it was!

Teams from Kambrya College, Mount View Primary School and students from various other schools who are current students of Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy gathered together for the fantastic final run of the Bankshot game.

Students got very excited during the game when robots had to empty as many cutouts as possible, throw as many balls into the scoring zone and park up the ramp. The day started with every team participating in the Robot Skills Challenge and then the Teamwork Challenge.

Congratulations to our Robot Skills Champions from Innovate Tech Academy. Congratulations also to the Tournament Champions who are from Kambrya College and Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy. Our CAD Champion is Jared H! We are so happy for all the winners and more importantly every participating team – Well Done!

Nothing beats seeing teams come together and working together to achieve great things. That is the beauty of STEM education – while sharpening the engineering skills, the soft skills are sharpened for the future.

We wish all the students who participated our very best wishes for the future. Looking forward to more such events. Seriously. 🙂

Australian Team Emerges Top 3 at Vex IQ Robotics Competition, USA

Australian Team Emerges Top 3 at Vex IQ Robotics Competition, USA

Australian Team Emerges in Top 3 at Vex World Robotics Competition in Louisville, Kentucky

Melbourne, Australia – 26 April 2016 – Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy, Innovate Ahead Group Pty Ltd

Two students from Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy based in Melbourne, were in Louisville, Kentucky to represent Australia at the Vex Robotics World Championships 2016 over the last weekend from 20 April to 23 April 2016.

Innovate Academy students, Alex Konakov and Dhiluka Mapa from Balwyn High School and Glen Waverley Secondary College respectively aced the Vex IQ Robotics World Championships to emerge 3rd place in the World for the Vex IQ Teamwork Challenge Middle School which is the first for Australia to attain such an achievement.

The Vex Robotics Competition is the world’s largest robotics competition according to the Guinness Book of Records with more than 1,100 teams participating from many countries around the world.

Both students began their robotics journey more than two years ago at Mount View Primary School’s After School Robotics Academy, part of Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy’s school based STEM programs and went on to participate in various regional and national robotics tournaments, winning awards in these robotics tournaments for their primary school before qualifying to participate at the Vex Robotics World Championships in Louisville Kentucky.

Alex Konakov and Dhiluka Mapa of Team Robotic Boomerangs (10629E) are the first team in Australia to win a top award at the world’s largest robotics competition. They impressed judges, referees and spectators alike at the World Championships Vex IQ Bankshot Challenge with their impressive robot design which had a sophisticated intake system and firing mechanism which saw their team climb up the ranks with each game. The Vex IQ World Championships saw more than 200 teams participating to see who would emerge tops and be crowned World Champions.

The Bankshot game requires students to build a robot using the Vex IQ system to knock off balls, collect as many as possible and shoot them into a Scoring Zone or Goal and park their robots on a ramp, all within one minute.

“Sophisticated intake system”, “engineering marvel” and “flawless game strategy” were comments made by game officials and spectators when Team Robotic Boomerangs worked with alliance teams to clear up the field to score full points in many of the qualifying games and finally clinched their spot in the top 3 of the Vex IQ World Championships.

Innovate Technology and Robotics Academy aims to excite students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects by providing robotics and technology programs to government and independent schools from Foundation to 12 and conducts teacher professional development courses. Innovate Academy also aims to increase student’s creativity and innovation with its various robotics competitions through the year.

VEX Worlds 2016 – Our VEX IQ World Champions! No.3 in the world

Check out our Australian team doing Australia proud at the world's largest robotics competition!


The VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) has become the world's largest robotics competition!

The competition generates an enormous amount of dedication and passion towards robotics and STEM education. There were 1072 teams competing in the VRC in Louisville, Kentucky over the last weekend. What is even more exciting is that The Guinness Book of World Records has formally recognized that the VEX Robotics World Championships is the largest robotics competition in the World, ever! Take that!

Australians love their sports. Robotics is one of those intellectual sports which is growing in popularity and with Innovate Technology and Robotics Competitions, robotics is fast becoming an intellectual sport while promoting STEM education at the same time. There is no way teams can sit down during a robotics tournament!

If your school would like to part of this competition in Australia, please contact Gary – President of Innovate Technology & Robotics Competitions. We will help you get started for our season in 2016 / 2017.

Engineering Marvel, Elaborate Intake Systems, Perfect Rounds, Excellent Execution, Steady Moves, Clean Field Sweeps – Team Robotic Boomerangs, 10629E, Melbourne, Australia 2016.