Abraham Accords
Open Innovation Challenge:

Together we make a difference!

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January 31 - March 14 2022

Be a Difference Maker!

TOM Global invites you to make a difference and jumpstart your career! Use your engineering, design, and making skills to create affordable solutions for people with disabilities during a 6-week competition among fellow students from universities around the world. 

 

You’ll gain hands-on experience, boost your portfolio with a meaningful project, and get global exposure that could help your career - all while helping others and a chance to win big!

 

Here’s what you need to do: Assemble your team, find a challenge, and create a solution that will impact the lives of people in your community and around the world. 

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Assemble your team

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Find a challenge

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Create a solution

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2022 AAOIC Grand Prize Winners

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Grand Prize Winner

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FLipPad

University of Applied Sciences Technikum, Vienna
 

The FlipPad is a low-cost, electronic touchpad which allows a person with limited hand mobility to control electronic devices.

Members:

Felix Pell  |  Christoph Veigl  |  Benjamin Aigner  |  Benjamin Klaus  |  Iris Nemec  |  Agnes Scheibenreif

Grand Prize Winner

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Geek-Very Important Prosthesis

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The Geek is an affordable prosthesis that provides Arm amputees the ability to use touch screens, trackpads, and smartphones.

Members:

Pnina Aloni  |  Dana Gur-Gelbard

Grand Prize Winner

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Mech-Canopy - Wheelchair Rain Project

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

An adaptive and modular 3D-printed clamping mechanism that securely holds an umbrella and easily attach to a wheelchair.

Members:

James Cesario  |  Ateeb Amjid  |  Kanghyuk (Chris) Lee

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2022 AAOIC Category Winners

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Best Documentation

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Grabbing Goals - GripIt

The Leffell School

A custom-fit 3D printed handle enabling people with limited hand dexterity to mimic the fine motor skills necessary for daily chores and hobbies.

Members:

Grimaldo "Grimmy" Fernadini  |  Drew Wilenzick  |  Talia Raich  |  Alex Gitnik  |  Avi Katzen  |  Ryan Hirsch

Best Accessible Design

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Sabina - Nana's

Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts

A 3-D printed solution that allows people with hand pain or discomfort  to cut up food with just two fingers

Members:

Sabina Mamedov  |  Nana Mel

Best Inclusive Design

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Power Team - Lefty

Shenkar College of Engineering,
Design and Art

A simple, compact device that allows one to change a baby diaper with only one hand.

Members:

Talya G  |  Liel Atsraf  |  Racheli Zuckerman  |  Noa Tsror  |  Linor Brener

Past Winners:
Winning solutions from the 2021 TOM Global Innovation Challenge

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Drawing Dreams

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One-2-Go Portable Adaptive Toilet Seat

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Talker Mount

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Prizes

Three Grand Prize winners will each receive a $3000 money prize and an opportunity to showcase their winning solutions at the AAOIC celebration event

We will fly a representative from each of the winning teams to the AAOIC celebration event where they will present their winning creations in front of an audience of global business leaders, decision-makers, international media, and invited guests.

 
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Teams will also be competing for prizes in specific areas:

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Best inclusive design

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Best accessible design

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Best documentation

Each category winner will receive a $1,000 prize.

An additional $3,000 will be awarded to teams at the discretion of TOM Global and the panel of judges.  

Timeline

January 31

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Competition Launch Event

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February 14

March 1

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Submit your Concept

Submit your Working Model

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March 14

March 31

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Submit your Prototype

Announcement of winners

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ComingSoon

CELEBRATE @ AAOIC Closing Event

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6 weeks of online-offline change-making

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Expert maker 1:1 mentorship

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Access to tutorials, webinars and workshops

 

Mentors

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Jaume Sanchez

TOM Community Manager, GIC 2021 Grand Prize Winner

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Dana Yichye Shwachman 

Product Design Lead,
TOM Global

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Noam Platt

Healthcare Architect,
GIC 2021 Grand Prize Winner

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Inbar Zanir

TOM R&D Manager,
TOM Global

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Parsa Karthik

Co-Founder & CEO at Spectra Assistive Technologies pvt.ltd

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Dr. Robin Akselrud

OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor,
LIU Brooklyn

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Aviad Kelner

Workshop Specialist,
TOM Global

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Sarabeth Budenstein

Founder TOM: Georgia Tech,
Industrial Engineer

Alexander Geht, Industrial Designer, Additive-Manufacturing and Customization Consultant,
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Alexander Geht

Industrial Designer, Additive-Manufacturing and Customization Consultant, Founder of Testa-Seat

Judges

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Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa

Secretary General of the Higher Education Council, Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council

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Orit Kot

Industrial Designer, Member of the TOM Israel Leadership Circle

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Bora Muzhaqi

Minister of Youth and Children,
Albania

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Thomaz Domingues

Senior Manager Strategy & Industry Development 

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Dalia Levy Raschal 

Social-driven business consultant, Lecturer and Entreprenuer 

Erel Halevi Pearl,  Paralympian, Israeli Swimming team - London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
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Erel Halevi Pearl

Paralympian, Israeli Swimming team - London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020

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David Dakovic

TOM Serbia Country Manager, Maker, Product Development Expert

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Ines Demiri

Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Kosovo to the State of Israel

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Melissa Rose

LPN, Call Manager at Semper Fi & America's Fund 

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Michael Shiloh

Professor of Practice of Interactive Media, NYU Abu Dhabi

 

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Sally Chew

Managing Director,
FoL Limited

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Doramy Ehling

Chief Executive Officer,
Rick Hansen Foundation 

Ben Sternklar-Davis, Product Design Engineer at Apple, former TOM Fellow at Cornell Univer
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Ben Sternklar-Davis

Product Design Engineer at Apple, former TOM Fellow at Cornell University

 
 
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About the Abraham Accords Open Innovation Challenge

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The Abraham Accords Open Innovation Challenge is a competition among teams of students who have a passion to design, engineer, and create technological solutions that help others. Students will compete to create affordable, open-source solutions designed to address challenges people with disabilities are facing in their daily lives. Students have the option to compete with new projects or submit existing solutions they previously developed.

 

The AAOIC is open to students from countries that signed the Abraham Accords - United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, Kosovo, Israel, and the US - as well as from other countries in the Middle East and around the world. 

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About TOM

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a global venture inspired by a bold vision to help provide anyone anywhere with access to affordable solutions for their neglected needs. TOM inspires and supports a global network of communities of volunteer makers, product designers, engineers, and care professionals who engage in designing, creating, and disseminating these solutions.

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