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, the registration fee is CHF 20. The price includes the essentials and services: drinks, pizza, snacks, high-speed internet access, and chill-out areas where you can relax.

The 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.