Smart Green Island Makeathon 2018

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Hi guys, first of all, thanks to all the great Makers for taking part in this amazing event!!

It was super nice to meet all of you in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria during the Makeathon 🙂

We are really proud how the story “Smart Green Makeathon” developed within the last 1,5 years..

We started with 49 participants at the end of 2016 and this year we had 167 participants and including guests more then 220 people in the event. I would say that´s crazy amazing!! 🙂

Our student network already consits of people from 39 universities:

Okayyyy enough of diagrams and numbers. We are sure you want to see some pics of what was going on over here during the Makeathon days. Here you go…

The event was opened by the President of Gran Canaria Antonio Morales and our CEO Dr. Rainer Stetter. He is the initiator of the whole Mi5 network and the person who makes all our great events possible.  “The high priest of coming together and do things different..” – Thank you Rainer 🙂

Here you can see the teams with their awesome prototypes. We had again a very wide range of interesting prototypes.. from the team City Trash Collector which worked with hardware from our Platinum sponsor AMK till the Smart Gym Buddy which helps you to count the reps during your personal workout.

On Monday the event ended with really cool final presentations. The quality of the presentations was really breathtaking and the whole audience was listening astouned…

Some voices from the After-Makeathon-talks..

  • The event was great! I didn’t expect to meet so many people from so many countries, it made me practice my English for sure 😉 It was challenging to make the prototypes in so little time, but it was so much fun and very rewarding to see what we could achieve as a team. The mood of the event was great, everyone was very open and cool. It was a amazing experience that I will remember and tell people about.


  • The Makeathon was an awesome event. I made many good experiences and I will keep it as a really nice memory. It was also a good opportunity to connect with companies and get industrial contacts.

We love that you liked our event! That motivates us to continue with our approaches of educate young talents and bring people from all over the world together – in the unique environment of our Smart Green Island.

Stay tuned.. the next days we will tell you a bit more about what happened during the event. And mayyyybe we will also tell you some funny details..

For now the whole

says: Hasta luego chicos!!

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