Afric’up Makeathon

1 Host
220 participants
21 countries
70 universities
17 built prototypes
AWARDS : Cash Prize + Smart Green Island Makeathon 2020

What is a Makeathon..?

Makeathon is a wonderful concept to boost innovation in the broad range, to bring out new ideas, to encourage the transfer of skills and to develop agile techniques.

In grouping different teams in a limited time- often 48 hours. We urge the mobilization of collective intelligence around a specific objective with a sense of competition with a challenging atmosphere different from the their daily life.

A Makeathon also allows participants in small groups in co-creation involving developers, designers, IT architects, to discover themselves, to learn to work differently and to discuss topics on which they did not always have this level of involvement.

The freedom given to "Makeathoners" is also a way to identify and recognize talent. the ultimate goal is to reach an innovation point in which will bring value to the client.

afric’up Makeathon for students

"MAKEATHON" comes from the combination of "MAKE" and "MARATHON" an event during which participants spend several days creating, coding, designing and developing their software or hardware projects that are built from scratch.


Our objective is to join forces to create a network and an open space for creativity and innovation. We believe that young students with this kind of innovation, will have the determination and skills required to support Tunisia's industrial growth objective.

Participating students could create and develop innovative solutions and prototypes corresponding to the sponsor's requests.

The event will be a 4-day challenge and we also plan to invite German companies as strategic partners for the event.

Duration : 4 days
Participants : 55 Tunisian / 15 German / 15 Africans living in Tunisia

Challenge “Themes”:

The theme and missions will be chosen in collaboration with our sponsors in order to best match current industrial trends and needs on the one hand, and the expertise and technical skills of the participants on the other.

In addition, we aim to create a collaborative environment bringing together Tunisian start-ups as well as companies active in the field of smart green technologies.

  • IOT (Internet Of Things)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Green Energy
  • Automotive
  • Robotics
  • IOT
  • Smart House
  • Smart Automation
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Farming
  • Smart City

Why sponsor Afric’up Makeathon for students?

Access to most talented : As sponsor, you will have access to the talents that every recruiter dreams of. Young startupers whose passion and curiosity are deep and honest and go far beyond the distorted appearance of a CV.

Variety of participants profiles which leads to very rich and innovative projects.

Showcase your company brand: you can use these events to show your capacity for innovation, your openness and how you meet the market needs.

Encourage the next generation.

By sponsoring a Makeathon, you can offer prizes for the best ideas and encourage competing teams to create great applications that meets your objectives.