The first-ever Make-a-Thon in southern Israel took place last week at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran in conjunction with Ben Gurion University and the Jewish National Fund – USA.
After watching, speaking with and listening to residents and staff at the rehabilitation village, engineers, designers and developers, volunteer participants in Ben Gurion University’s Tikkun Olam Maker teams, set to work in a 36-hour marathon of creativity to come up with innovative and unique prototypes for cost-effective solutions to some of the unique accessibility challenges facing people with disabilities and rehabilitation patients.
TOM:BGU is supported by the university’s Yazamut 360° program for entrepreneurship and innovation. Following the Make-a-Thon, all models are fine-tuned and upgraded into real products, and their blueprints and specifications are disseminated to end-users around the world at no cost.
Yet another cooperative effort between ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran and Ben Gurion University to enhance the wellbeing and provide quality lives to people with disabilities through pioneering initiatives and meticulous undertakings.