In 2022, Wichita, Kansas will be the host city of Make48’s National Competition, where eight teams will compete for a chance to win $10,000!
Make48 had a remarkable time bringing the 48-hour invention competition to makerspaces across the US. Some of the nation's most innovative cities competed in their own 48 hour prototyping events in 2021 including; Wichita, KS; Madison, WI; Indianapolis, IN; and Hartford, CT.
The first and second place winners will head to nationals this spring, where the teams will compete against each other inside Wichita State University's (WSU) premiere makerspace, GoCreate. The 18,000 square foot community makerspace features textiles, woodworking, metal studios, 3d printing, lasers and a supportive community to help make projects come to life.
Tom Gray, Make48 CEO, looks forward to bringing the national competition to the Wichita campus. “With all of the cities and makerspaces I have attended in the past few years, Wichita has really stood out as a true innovative community, with countless leading brands and leaders investing in the future. The midwest and midsize cities, like Wichita, are often missed from the headlines, but on a per capita basis, the amount of innovation, businesses and makers calling Wichita home is really impressive. The city has a large number of