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Nationals 2023

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Hosted By:

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Challenge Sponsor:

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Challenge Theme:

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Here are some highlights from this year's City Events leading up to NATIONALS!

We can't wait to be at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Innovation Studio filming for Season 6!

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are given a challenge for which they build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, and produce a 1-minute marketing video, all to pitch in front of industry-leading judges. The twist is that we have tool technicians and access to a space full of equipment and tools, all to help the teams build almost anything their imaginations can come up with to solve the challenge.  To come out on top, collaboration is the key to success. The team that claims first prize will win $10,000, and the trophy & bragging rights for the year.

 

Everyone has big ideas, but few have the skills physically or digitally to make a prototype. You need collaboration, often many different materials, and various pieces of equipment to finish a product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved in a timed, fun, fast-moving, and educational event!

The Innovation Studio supports its mission through state-of-the-art prototyping,
technology, and training. The Innovation Studio plays a unique role in University-Business
partnerships by providing the best opportunities for supporting product innovation, while
also enhancing the integration of engineering, business, product design, and technology
within the UMKC community.

Event Date: March 31-April 2, 2023

@UMKC's Innovation Studio

Sponsor This Event

We need your help...get in on the spirit of innovation and engage with your community by sponsoring.

Sponsor Now!

 

Be a Volunteer Tool-Tech

The heart of this competition is collaboration. Provide your talents during this event as a Tool-Tech.

Apply!

 

I Can be a General Volunteer

The energy of these events is contagious. Would love to help?

Apply!

Our Proud Sponsors

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Who's Making at Nationals

Coming Soon

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Meet the Teams

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L QUADRATICS

Meet Lacy, Jay, Justin and Jo!  All share the same last name and are coming ready to compete.  Read more about them over on our blog.

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DREAMING DeNICOLAS

Introducing Kevin, Melissa, Winston & Amelia!  Another family team poised to give the other teams a run for their money.  Read all about them here.

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STELLAR TECH GIRLS

Meet Marina, Keerthi, Ella & Nina. Learn more about this fierce group of women innovators on our blog!

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THE MAVERICKS

Introducing Jason, Kelly, Tyler & Grant.  Read up on this family + 1 team here.

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BRUWIN

Meet Wes, Galen, Allen & Evan.  Learn more about this group of high school students and their teacher on the blog.

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ROCK RIVER DINNERS

Introducing Eric, Sydney, Joshua and Aleksander! A team of students from Beloit College. Read up about them here.

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LITTLE RED HENS

Meet Mariah, Callie, Cecilia, & Lyra!  These girls are friends from the KS State School for the Blind.  Learn more about them here.

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