TIkkun Olam Makers
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Help one, Help many
Solving real-life challenges with affordable technologies
People living with disability or someone close (like a family member, caregiver, or friend) have intimate knowledge of the everyday challenge(s) posed. This knowledge is critical in designing a functional and personalized solution.
People who make things. Designers, engineers, industry professionals, artists, bio-hackers, and tinkerers. Makers like to DIY, work with textiles, make robots, do metal/woodworking in their free time, and much more. Makers don't need any particular background or education, just curiosity and a hands-on mindset.
Nothing about us without us
TOM connects makers and need-knowers. Full-inclusion means that teams work with their need-knower, not for them. Put another way, the need-knower is a part of the team, not a client.
Open, accessible, modifiable
Projects developed at TOM events are open-sourced and freely available on a global repository. You can share, change, create, and distribute anywhere and for anyone.
Created at TOM, available world-wide
Proudly fostering assistive technology innovation