TOM: Northwestern Makeathon

  • Ziegler, Elizabeth (PD/PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


What is TOM?
TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) is a global movement that drives innovation in assistive technology through the real world challenges facing people with disabilities. TOM is inspired by the vision of a model society where the benefits of innovation and prosperity are shared, while making a significant contribution to the lives of 250 million people with a decade.

What is a MaKeathon?
A MaKeathon brings Makers (engineers, designers, innovators, and problem solvers) together with Need-Knowers (people with a deep understanding of a specific disability challenge, either due to personal life experience or professional choices) to develop extremely affordable solutions for real-life challenges. The products designed and built in 72-hour marathons, organized by location communities, and are then distributed worldwide.

MaKeathon @ Northwestern University
We will be hosting the first ever TOM:Northwestern MaKeathon from April 28-30th, 2017 in one of the opening events of the Design & Innovation wing in the new Kellogg Global Hub. We believe that a strong collaboration between Kellogg School of Management, McCormick School of Engineering, TOM, and the rest of the Northwestern community would lead to a unique event that would contribute greatly to the local community in Chicago.
Effective start/end date1/20/175/30/17


  • American Friends of the Reut Institute (Agmt 4/28/2017)


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