Maker Fair 2018

Abstract submissions are now closed.
We have notified the selected teams by email.

R. Navaneethakrishnan Ramanathan,
+91 99441 47137
[email protected]

Empathy to Engineering: Solutions for Macroissues

Maker Fair

A Maker Fair is a celebration of innovators, makers, doers coming together to showcase their products to the local community. Maker Fair track is organized to help the students display their technical skills and team work.

We are happy to inform you that IEEE in association with IEEE Srilanka Section organizes “IEEE MakerFair 2018" during September 8-9, 2018. The Grand event is going to be held at NSBM Green University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

coding and making


The aim of the event is to provide a platform for students to exhibit their talents to jury from leading industries, academia and also to share their ideas among them.

Under this abstracts will be called for and evaluated for their social usefulness and ability to be converted into a product. The selected teams will be required to develop their idea into a prototype and invited for display during the SS12 finals. The displays can be in the form of engineering products, working models or even artistic models addressing a social issue given in the topics.

First prize will be $1000

Points to be noted

  • Team size: Maximum of 4 members.
  • Team members may come from different academic institutions and from different countries. Only the registered members of the team will be given certificates. Mentor names should also accompany the team registration.
  • Teams are requested to register with the pilot universities/sections for the first round contest. After the selection, the winners should register for the finals. The registration process will be announced later.
  • Teams are locked at the close of submissions 15 days before the first round contest, and no further changes to team membership and mentors can be made after that date.
  • Each Team is solely responsible for its own cooperation and teamwork.
  • The winning team is selected based on the following criteria: Challenge, Innovation, Usability, and Extendibility/Documentation.
  • The team that is selected to represent its country/section/university at the SS12 Finals may continue developing after the Prelims to prepare its submission to the Finals. An industry mentor may be provided by the organizers on request.


Important Dates

Finals & Conference

NSBM Green University, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
September 2018 

Last date for abstract submission: 15th June 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 25th June Onwards

Last date for team registration: 15th July 2018

Final event : 08, 09, September 2018


Maker Fair Coordination

R. Navaneethakrishnan Ramanathan,
Chairman - IEEE SSIT,
EXECOM Member - IEEE Robotics & Automation Society,
Secretary - IEEE Education Society - 2017,
Madras Section.
Kumaraguru College Of Technology, India
Ph: +91 99441 47137
Email: [email protected]
Skype: navinkrish.r