RoboThink, a north London-based business dedicated to teaching children coding through hands-on engineering projects, is set for significant expansion.

The programme recently garnered praise in Parliament for its contributions to developing STEM skills, reinforcing its position as a leader in education.

RoboThink offers a comprehensive STEM education programme, including coding, robotics, and engineering for children, and operates in 27 countries, reaching thousands of students daily. In the UK, RoboThink has established seven franchise locations, including its headquarters in Stanmore, and branches in Harrow (Pinner and Ruislip), Hornsey, Buckhurst Hill (Essex), Borehamwood (Herts), and Medway (Rochester). Additional locations are planned across the UK as franchisees see it as an opportunity to combine their passion for STEM with new business ventures.

Summer Camps and Growing Demand

During a debate on Digital Skills last month, Lisa Cameron MP (East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow) highlighted RoboThink’s significant role in promoting STEM education. This recognition in Parliament has also increased interest in RoboThink’s programmes and franchise opportunities.

With summer approaching, RoboThink is preparing for increased demand for its camps. Nitin Teckchandani, CEO of RoboThink UK, commented on the seasonal surge in interest: “This time of year tends to get busy as parents and carers look for ways to keep their children engaged and learning. Our camps offer a hands-on approach, which is a refreshing change from screen time.”

He expressed appreciation for the parliamentary recognition, adding, “We were honoured by Lisa Cameron’s comments. Her visit to our Discovery Centre in Stanmore last year has clearly made an impact, and it’s gratifying to see our work acknowledged in such a significant forum.”

Expansion Plans and Educational Impact

RoboThink operates events in partnership with schools and at its Discovery Centres across southern England, with plans to open more centres this year. Nitin Teckchandani anticipates rapid growth: “We expect to reach double figures in locations shortly.”

Reflecting on the increasing importance of STEM literacy, Teckchandani added: “STEM literacy is crucial in today’s fast-changing world. We aim to ignite a passion for STEM in children aged 4-14. Where else can students become amusement park engineers, aerospace engineers, battle bot designers, or self-driving car designers during their half-term break?”

RoboThink’s efforts also align with the broader trends in the future of work, where STEM skills are becoming increasingly vital. By nurturing young talent through innovative and engaging programmes, RoboThink is preparing the next generation for the demands of a technology-driven world.