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InnoCampus Maker Fest

Izmir Institute of Technology, İzmir

11 – 12 Ağustos 2017

InnoCampus Maker Fest is a marathon for 24 hours where multi-discipline teams create digital technology projects with support of trainers and mentors. Participants can apply to the categories offered by InnoCampus or work on their own project.

They are not only supported by mentors or trainers, but they are also expected to collaborate with other teams. During the InnoCampus Maker Fest, InnoCampus YapLab (Fab Lab) provides the equipment which the teams will need. At the end of the 24 hours, each team presents their projects.

At the previous makeathon organized on 21-22 April 2017 at Gaziantep University , teams worked on 5 different area including IOT, drones, 3D printing assembly, ceramic 3D printer assembly and ed-tech games for kids in the InnoCampus containers.

The next InnoCampus Maker Fest will take place on 11-12 August 2017 in Izmir Institute of Technology.

Application deadline is 5 August 2017.

Project Categories

  • Internet of Things
  • Drones
  • 3D Printer Assembly

  • Technology Education Toys for Kids
  • Robotics
  • Your own idea

Participants can apply to either one of these subjects or with their own project idea.

The Maker Fest will start on 11 August at 13:00 and will take 24 hours. During the event, food and drinks will be supplied. Accommodation will not be needed due to the nature of the event.

Application Criteria:

  • Have experience in digital production technologies relevant to the project category or own project idea,
  • Be open to team work
  • Be able to participate to the full 24 hours.

What is InnoCampus?

InnoCampus is a mobile accelerator / Fab Lab program which travels from city to city helping budding entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life. The prefabricated portable platform consists of 3 containers (total 90 m2) which can be set up and disassembled in just a day and travels from city to city on 3 trucks.

The goal of the InnoCampus is to help young people with the tools and methods they will need at the early stages of their startups, encourage them and connect them with other individuals and organizations that can support them.

So far, InnoCampus carried out 7 different accelerator programs in Adana, Izmir, Çanakkale, Istanbul and Gaziantep. The next InnoCampus Program will take place in Izmir.

About IOM

Established in 1951, The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Migration Agency is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
As part of IOM’s Livelihoods Program for refugees living in Turkey and Turkish host community, IOM is partnering with InnoCampus to provide technical and legal expertise to the InnoCampus Startup Accelerator Program.

For more information: www.turkey.iom.int   |  IOM – UN Migration Agency  |   IOM Turkey

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