What is a MAKEATHON?
A “MAKEATHON” is an innovative educational event in which several teams (also from different fields of studies) create and develop technological prototypes as well as innovative solutions during a short period of time. The challenges or problems could be provided whether by the sponsoring companies or within the participating teams.
The name “MAKEATHON” comes from the combination to “MAKE” and “MARATHON”. It is a special live-event where participants spend several days creating, hacking, developing, designing, and pitching a software or hardware project they have built from scratch.
Smart Green Tunisia Makeathon
From 21st – 24th of September 2019, ITQ GmbH a German company organizes with his Tunisian partner TPM and its SMART GREEN TUNISIA Organizing Committee the first edition of the SMART GREEN TUNISIA MAKEATHON in the African continent.
The event will be a 4-day challenge full of innovation focused on Smart Home, Smart City, IoT, Automation, Robotics, Smart Farming, Smart Production, Smart Health, Smart and Green Energy, Smart Mobility as well as Artificial Intelligence. The MAKEATHON takes place as part of theAfric’Up – Africa Startup Summit the biggest event dedicated to Innovation, Digitalization and Education 4.0.
The Afric’Up – Africa Startup Summit will take place in Tunis from 24th – 25th of September 2019, under the aegis and the invitation of the Tunisian Government, Smart Africa Alliance, with its Co-hosting partners GIZ & Make IT in Africa.
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SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON Impressions 2019
Besides the challenges the MAKEATHON provide an open innovation space and a network community where Tunisian as well as international companies can meet with local and international students to present their ideas and prototypes as well as to share their expertise and experience.
The winning team will be sponsored to participate at the next “SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON 2020” in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON Aftermovie 2019
MISSION & GOAL
What is behind Smart Green Tunisia
After being part of the “SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON 2019”, a group of 6 motivated Tunisian students were inspired and wanted to share their experience with other students.
They decided to give Tunisian students the unique opportunity to be part of a MAKEATHON and prepare them for the next “SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON 2020” to be held in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
The main goal of Smart Green Tunisia
The main goal of the MAKEATHON is to join forces and be a part of a strategic plan by creating a special international network and an open space for creativity and innovation. The SMART GREEN TUNISIA organizing team believes that young innovative students have the determination and required skills to support the objective of Tunisia’s industrial growth.
Therefore a “SMART GREEN TUNISIA MAKEATHON” could play an important role where Tunisian as well as international companies can meet with local and international students.
Make, create and invent your own innovative idea in interdisciplinary teams not only against but with each other!
About ITQ GmbH
ITQ GmbH is a German company, based in Munich with the core competence in mechatronic – software and systems engineering. Furthermore, the company particularly focuses on sustainable training concepts to shape the future.
For this reason, ITQ GmbH fosters young academics in practice-oriented assignments as well as international Education 4.0 projects. The „MAKEATHON“ is one of our Education 4.0 concepts which is an innovative educational and international event.
About Afric´Up – Startup Africa Summit
SMART GREEN TUNISIA MAKEATHON is part of Afric’Up – Startup Africa Summit which will take part from 24th – 25th of September 2019. For the first time our MAKEATHON concept will be part of the Smart Africa Alliance and will take place in an African continent.
The Tunisian Government is launching the Afric’Up event in partnership with Smart Africa Alliance, with its Co-hosting partners GIZ & Make IT in Africa, international institutions, venture capitals, investors and major digital actors. The Afric’Up has the ambition to become the platform and meeting place for sharing the technologies of tomorrow on the African continent. Two days of exceptional event dedicated for Innovation, Digitalization, African Tech, Entrepreneurship, success stories and African young talents!
Many thanks to our Sponsors and Partners
DETAILS ABOUT MAKEATHON
Here you will find official SMART GREEN TUNISIA MAKEATHON information!
We will provide you with a lot of hardware like sensors, arduinos, motors and much more…
As there will be no free laptops for use, you have to bring your own laptop with you!
Get yourself ready for innovative challenges!
Be ready for innovative and exciting challenges
- Date: 21.09.-24.09.2019
- Registration: 08:00 till 09:00
- Timeplan: Detailed Agenda
- Location: Laico Hotel, Escale Room, Tunis
- Duration: 48 hours full of innovation
- Participants: Programmers, Developers, Engineers, Designers, Innovators, IT-specialist and all interested persons
- Interdisciplinary team: A group of people with various competencies
- Material: Free hardware for every team
- Catering: Free drinks and snacks
- T-Shirts: Everyone will get a MAKEATHON T-Shirt
- Networking: Meet and communicate with companies as well as successful practitioners
- Business challenges: Work out real business challenges and develop an innovative prototype
- Prize: The winning team will be sponsored to participate at the next “SMART GREEN ISLAND MAKEATHON 2020” in Gran Canaria