you can't if you don't make!

30 makers

6 teams

2 challenges

48 hours



From Friday 09.03. to Sunday 11.03.2018

The Makerthon is the possibility to face a real challenge supported by leading industrial companies and the FabLab Graz.
Within 48 hours, makers have to
1 – understand the challenge
2 – detect the real problems
3 – generate ideas
4 – select the ideas
5 – realize prototypes and
6 – to tell the story, why the solution will change the business and our lifes!





MAGNA is a leading global automotive supplier with 321 manufacturing operations and 102 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. Over 159.000 employees are focused on delivering superiour value to the customers throught innovative processes and world class manufactoring.


MIBA produces slide bearings, friction linings, sintered components, coatings and electronic components like resistors or cooling systems for power electronics. Miba technology makes vehicles , trains ,ships, aircrafts and powerplants more powerfull, safer and more environmentally friendly..


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FabLab Graz machines and materials can be used for free during the Makerthon.
In addition all meals, coffee, snacks and drink are provided.


Friday: 15:30 – 22:00

1 – Understand
2 – Problem detection
3 – Idea Generation


Saturday: 09:00 – 22:00

3 – Idea Generation
4 – Idea Selection
5 – Prototyping


Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00.

5 – Prototyping
6 – Telling the Story


The Makerthone takes place in FabLab Graz, Inffeldgasse 11, 8010 Graz.

Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to call us our write an email if any unanswered questions come to your mind.

Makerthon = MAKER & MARATHON The Makerthon is an event, where a huge number of people meet to face a real life challenge by searching for new ideas, solutions, products and services within 48 hours!
Everbody, who is passioned about make physical thing!
Non – everything is for free – including catering and prototyping.
Learning by MAKING and to develop a (physical) prototype within 48 hours.
You get the chance to work/think/develop new products and or services together with other makers! You get support from leading industrial companies! You get support from FabLab Graz staff! You get to know and can use every machine/tool at FabLab Graz for prototyping! You will make new friends!
Bring your motivation and passion! (and your laptop).
Free food and prototyping materials during the Makerthon! 10 Festival Passes for the 15 second Festival 2018! Prototyping capacity at a value of €1.500.- @ Fablab Graz! Deep contacts to network with company representatives. The possibility to start masterthesis or interships depending on reached results.