TOM: Melbourne Makeathon for Assistive Technology

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Australia is excited about innovation and technology and has a thriving community of 'makers' (designers, engineers and developers) and well resourced workshop spaces. However, in order to impact lives and change the world, makers need real world challenges to use their technology and skills for good.

This is where TOM comes in.

TOM [Tikkun Olam Makers] is a global not-for-profit movement bringing together people with disabilities and Makers to develop open source assistive technology to address everyday challenges. We are bringing TOM to Melbourne, Australia, this November!

During the 72 hour makeathon teams of 'makers' and 'need-knowers' will develop hardware and software prototypes in assistive technology (disability).

You can join us

Debbie Dadon AM and the Israel Trade Commission are excited to be bringing TOM to Australia, but we need your help!

Donations are not-for-profit and will go towards running the three day event to support the teams of volunteers with resources, workshop materials and venue requirements to enable each team to create real protoypes that need-knowers get to keep at the end of the TOM event.

We are seeking to raise $30,000.

For supporting us, we would love to invite you to visit the TOM makeathon to see the teams in action. We will also share the prototypes that the incredible teams develop following the event in the spirit of technology for good. For corporate partnerships and branding opportunities, please contact the team via [email protected]

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