The long-awaited Million Dollar Maker Arena has returned with cash prizes to be won, so let’s head over to the press event with vMaker and find out more about the contest!
Last year’s winner shares his secrets
Maker culture has taken the world by storm and taught us to do things and solve problems for ourselves. The Minister of Labor and the Director General of Workforce Development Agency were both present at the Million Dollar Maker Arena press conference on August 30 to encourage people to create and to get to work. They’re looking forward to this year’s submissions.
Since winning last year’s championship with his “Taiwan God Hand”, Xianliang Zhang (張憲良) has continued to make prosthetic limbs for people in need free of charge. He also came to the press conference to talk about his experience and thanked the Ministry of Labor for supporting makers and helping people pursue their dreams. Zhang said he’s eager to meet other creative people in the future.
All forms of creativity are welcome
In order to promote the maker spirit, this year’s submissions do not have to follow any themes or rules. You can start by building something to solve a problem in daily life, then work towards a final product that is easy to use.
Do you feel like trying it out with your friends? If you need assistance, you can always use the resources available at any of the five Branch Maker Bases.
Pass two tests and win $1,000,000!
The most important question is, of course, How do I win the prize money?
There are five regions:
Each region will hold a qualifying round. Participating teams must submit written design proposals in advance.
Participating teams present their design proposals.
In regions with 30 participating teams or less, only 2 teams will advance to the final. For every extra 15 participating teams, 1 more team will advance, to a regional maximum of 5 teams.
Teams that make it to the final will be provided with accommodation in maker spaces and resources for their projects, and are required to finish their commercialization proposals. During this period, they have to go to the teacher conference and, if necessary, provide information on the progress of their projects.
The final will be held in March 2019. There will be five prizes totaling TWD1.95 million in prize money. The first prize is a million dollars.
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