MIT HACKING MEDICINE IS SETTING FOOT IN THE NETHERLANDS AGAIN! GRAB THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS UNIQUE EVENT
For a second time, the Avicenna Health Hackathon is organized in the Netherlands! The Avicenna Health Hackathon committee and MIT Hacking Medicine have joined forces to ensure you of a first-class event. During the hackathon, hundred participants from different areas of expertise will design and create innovative solutions for healthcare-related challenges. By combining expertise of students, patients, health professionals and IT-professionals, this hackathon will stimulate novel ideas that will generate impulses towards healthcare innovation.
Will you accept the challenge to take on innovation in healthcare? If so, we are happy to welcome you at the Avicenna Health Hackathon on 23-24 March 2019!
HACKATHON – Despite the fact that a hackathon for ICT-professionals may be a familiar concept, it is still relatively new within the healthcare sector. In a nutshell, a hackathon is an interdisciplinary event where participants from different areas of expertise collaborate in teams to find innovative solutions to healthcare related challenges under expert supervision in the course of a full weekend. During the hackathon, participants aim to develop the best ideas for actual products or prototypes in order to make a big difference for patients as well as healthcare professionals around the globe. The event also offers the opportunity for extensive networking: connecting with people from other areas of expertise can drive surprising collaborations.
THEME – The theme of the second edition of our hackathon in 2019 will be ‘Digital Health’.
It is a broad theme that could result in devices like apps that help you take your medicine in time or “wearables” such as devices that measure the amount of glucose in your blood and advise you on when and how much insulin to inject. We purposely chose for a broad theme like “Digital Health” to stimulate you to come up with cases and challenges you have experienced on the work floor or in other situations.
PARTICIPANTS – Every healthcare fanatic is welcome to participate in the hackathon, whether you are an IT-professional, health professional, student, policy maker, entrepreneur, consultant, patient or designer. The price to participate for students is €25 and for professionals €50. The price is for the whole event, which includes drinks, snacks, 2x lunch and 1x dinner
LOCATION – The hackathon will take place in the building of the ‘Hoge school Utrecht’, Padualaan 99, The Netherlands.
PRIZES – At the end of the event, the jury will award prizes to the best teams that will have the chance to further develop their prototype under guidance of experts and can bring their product to the market.
– 1st prize: Consultancy and financial guidance from Rabobank at the value of €4000.
– 2nd prize: Consultancy from Clearfields at the value of €2500.
– 3rd prize: Consultancy from Vital Innovators at the value of €1500.
PARTNERS & VOLUNTEERS – We are always looking for partnerships and individuals that would like to help organize this event. Interested? Please contact us through the contact-form at the bottom of our webpage.
We hope to see you there!