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TUM.ai Makeathon is a 48h hybrid challenge that connects young innovators with different backgrounds to develop AI solutions for real-life business cases.

Launch your AI project

Use the Makeathon to kickstart your startup journey

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Meet and socialize with motivated and likeminded people

Win awesome prizes

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About the makeathon

We at TUM.ai are thrilled to have you on board and can't wait to hear what you and your team come up with! 🚀

Makeathon is a 48-hour hybrid challenge in which motivated students and young professionals develop a working AI solution for a real-world business case. Innovators of tomorrow work together in interdisciplinary teams on developing a prototype for the challenges in Globalization, Environment, Healthcare, and Social Support tracks. As the largest student-organized Makeathon in Germany, you can expect numerous exciting speakers, challenges, cool prizes, and excellent opportunities to meet like-minded people and connect with industry leaders, start-ups, and research groups. You can join the event in-person at the Mathematics and Informatics building at TUM or attend it in a virtual format!

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Application deadline

18.09

Selection Process

23.09

Opening Ceremony

27.09

Deep Dive Days + Team Finding

27.09 - 29.09

Makeathon

30.09 - 02.10

Application deadline

18.09

Application deadline

You have time to submit your application until the 18th of September. Apply either with a group of friends or alone. If you are applying with an already formed team, make sure that every member submits the application! Else, take part in exciting team-finding events to match up with other motivated participants! Hurry up to apply as there are thrilling gifts for the early bird applicants!

Application deadline

18.09

Application deadline

You have time to submit your application until the 18th of September. Apply either with a group of friends or alone. If you are applying with an already formed team, make sure that every member submits the application! Else, take part in exciting team-finding events to match up with other motivated participants! Hurry up to apply as there are thrilling gifts for the early bird applicants!

Selection Process

23.09

Selection Process

After careful application screening and assessment, participants will be informed by September 23rd! In the acceptance email, you can find information about the next steps and how to best prepare for the TUM.ai Makeathon.

Opening Ceremony

27.09

Opening Ceremony

During the opening ceremony on September 27th, our premium sponsors will welcome you to the Makeathon journey and share a few words about the effort of industry leaders to use AI to benefit society. Furthermore, challenge setters will announce their challenges for the first time and answer all your questions, followed by a socializing round where you have a chance to meet potential team members. The ceremony takes place starting at 18:00 CET.

Deep Dive Days + Team Finding

27.09 - 29.09

Deep Dive Days + Team Finding

Find your team members in the series of socializing events between 27th and 29th of September! In addition, TUM.ai and industry partners organize educational workshops about introduction to AI to non-techies, business ideation and much more! You will have a chance to listen to inspiring talks held by industry leaders on topics related to AI in different domains.

Makeathon

30.09 - 02.10

Makeathon

You have 48 hours to develop a proof of concept with your team. After pitching your results on Sunday afternoon, a jury of experts will select the winning teams for each track in the closing ceremony. Fantastic prizes are waiting!

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Our tracks

We would love to introduce you to the following tracks.

The main idea of TUM.ai Makeathon is to develop a solution powered by AI within a cross-functional team. The solutions you will be working on have to fit into one of four tracks: Globalization, Environment, Healthcare or Social Support. Within these tracks, you can either join a challenge pitched by one of our industry partners, challenge setter, or if you have an awesome idea yourself you can also pitch it, so you can convince others to join you in building a viable business concept.

AI & Globalization

AI & Globalization

Tackle problems that relate to transnational matters, such as supply chain problems, economy of developing countries, and support in stopping conflicts.

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AI for the Environment

AI for the Environment

The resources and wildlife of our planet are in danger, with a need to use the capabilities of AI. Get involved in resource planning, nature protection and urban development with a vision of coming generations.

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AI for Healthcare

AI for Healthcare

Implement the power of innovation to solve the worldwide necessity of doctors and enable the access of medical services to the people that need it the most, while also improving our current healthcare systems.

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AI for Social Support

AI for Social Support

Bring the latest edge in technology to the world, such as improving education processes, daily activities and people that can use the added benefit of AI for a more comfortable day-to-day experience.

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Stories

Winning teams of the last Makeathon.

Over 800 enthusiastic students and young participants have already participated in TUM.ai’s previous Makeathon iterations. Have a look at the winning teams and fantastic solutions that resulted from only 48h working time!

CoVision

CoVision

An assisting app for visually impaired users. The solution does not only help blind people to assess the results of a covid quick test but also guides them step by step through the whole process after scanning the barcode on the packaging. In the future functionality will be extended for other kinds of tests, e.g. pregnancy tests.

CheckCrew

CheckCrew

Make online fact checking quick and easy. A web extension that fact checks Twitter posts while scrolling was developed. It works by embedding tweets using GPT-3 and then efficiently searching for related articles. This also allows to enrich the tweets with links to the sources.

Premium Sponsors

microsoft
Roche

Sponsors

IBM
TNG Consulting

Challenge Setters

appliedAI
ryver
Avelios Medical
KNUST
microsoft
ai4medicine
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For the sponsors

Be a part of TUM.ai Makeathon

Join us on the journey of raising awareness of AI potential and inspiring young individuals to discover potential AI business cases in the real world!

For companies, NGOs, student or research organizations we offer 3 partner packages:

Premium Sponsor | As a premium sponsor you will be invited to meet our outstanding participants during the on-site events. Share your company’s vision and tell the word about the efforts your company takes to use AI to improve the world during opening ceremony. Take advantage of TUM.ai’s talent pool and connect with potential future coworkers and innovators. In addition to that, benefit from marketing posts shared on TUM.ai’s media channels and enjoy many other advantages.

Standard Sponsor | Have your company’s logo advertised on the TUM.ai Makeathon website and announcements during live events. In addition, benefit from 6-month sponsor visibility on TUM.ai’s official website and much more.

Challenge Setter | Challenge motivated young people with a problem and test the feasibility of a possible business case. Attract talents, demonstrate your company, get new ideas, inspire and get inspired, and much more!

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Q&A

Do you have any questions?

As the largest student-organized Makeathon in Germany, you can expect numerous exciting speakers, big-name companies, cool prizes, and excellent opportunities to meet like-minded international students.

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