Who can participate?

We are looking for “makers”: students, software developers, IT professionals, technology fans, domain experts, and UX design practitioners who are interested in solving challenges. We are also looking for companies, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, and creative minds who will provide challenges that need solutions (challenge providers).


You will work together with other makers on a challenge. A maximum number of five people per team are suggested. You can participate with your own team, but registration is individual. If you are a student, you are eligible to receive 1 ECTS credit for your participation!

You can participate either physically or virtually. In both cases, registration is mandatory and free of charge. Please register only if you intend to attend so as to ensure a good and smooth run of the event, including essentials and services such as drinks, pizza, snacks, high-speed internet access, and adequate support from experts.

Registrations can be made through Eventfrog (links EN/DE). We look forward to your participation!

Physical participation is recommended for a better experience of the MAKEathon.

Challenge Providers:

Do you have some training data and want to make better use of them? Do you need to understand or explain the decisions and/or predictions made by your Machine Learning algorithm? Do you need a more efficient way to capture all your business-relevant knowledge? Do you operate in a highly regulated environment where certain rules have to be strictly enforced? Or are you simply an entrepreneur and have an innovative idea for which you seek a suitable AI solution?

If the answer to any of these questions is “YES”, register and submit your challenge here. You can also become a sponsor by filling out this form.