About National Robotics Competition, NRC

Since 1999, the annual National Junior Robotics Competition (NJRC) had hosted over 50,000 participants and 230,000 supporters at the Science Centre Singapore. Science Centre truly appreciate the immense support that they have received from the schools, partners and sponsors in nurturing a new generation of students whose interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) may one day improve the lives of people.

As announced by Science Centre Chief Executive, A/Prof Lim Tit Meng during the closing ceremony of NJRC 2016, NJRC will undergo an extensive review to bring it up to date in terms of what students are currently doing in schools and to reach out to a wider range of participants. Over the past few months, a review was conducted involving various stakeholders in the competition.  A Request for Proposal was then put up to gather submissions for the running of the event

Science Centre is pleased to announce the first iteration of the revamped competition “National Robotics Competition” (NRC).

With this relaunch, we hope to reach out to students from all levels in the Education spectrum and to also engage the public on the importance of Robotics and STEM education for our younger generation.

We are pleased to introduce 3 additional tournaments as part of the overall National Robotics Competition (NRC). Details of the individual tournament are listed below.

  1. Junior Challenge – catered for students from 6 to 10 years old
  2. Science Automatica – catered for students from Primary to Secondary level
  3. World Robot Olympiad (WRO) – as with past year’s WRO, this tournament is open to various levels from Primary to Open
  4. Robot Arm Challenge – catered for students from Secondary to College. Students have a choice to participate in the Advanced or Open category in this tournament.

The competition will be held from 4th Sept – 8th Sept 2017 during the September school holidays.

The Science Centre has appointed Duck Learning, an experienced Educational Solutions Firm, as the operational partner for this competition. Duck Learning will be handling all aspects of execution of NRC.

Stay tuned to this website for updates.

For any queries, please email to or call 67474236.

We look forward to your continued support and we hope to see you at NRC 2017!