VEX Robotics was brought to Ireland in 2012 by Dell EMC. In collaboration with Cork Institute of Technology, the first VEX Robotics EDR finals were held in City Hall Cork in 2012.
After a successful first season for VEX EDR, the program was expanded to include VEX IQ in 2014. Lifetime Lab came on board to assist in supporting the VEX IQ schools from 2014-2016.
Since 2012, the number of participating schools has grown steadily with the competition reaching schools in Limerick and Waterford in the 2016-2017 season along with Dublin and Galway in the 2017-2018 season.