Information about last year’s hackathon
For a fourth time, the Avicenna: Health Hack is organised in the Netherlands! Due to the successes of past years, the Avicenna: Health Hack committee and MIT Hacking Medicine have joined forces again to ensure you of a first-class event. During the hackathon, participants from different areas of expertise will design and create innovative solutions for healthcare related challenges. By combining the expertise of students, patients, health professionals and IT-professionals, this hackathon will be a stepping stone for healthcare innovation.
This years hackathon will take place on 24th of April 2021. Grab your tickets below before they run out!
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. 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: interdisciplinary connection can drive surprising collaborations.
THEME – This year’s theme is ‘Hybrid Healthcare’, a very hot topic, now more than ever! During this event, we will ought to find the balance between offline and online healthcare. We purposely chose for a broad theme 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 €17,50 and for professionals €25. The price is for the whole day, which includes lunch, drinks and snacks.
LOCATION – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to organise this year’s hackathon online. Nonetheless, we guarantee a high-quality event with inspiring speakers, educational workshops, and a hackathon on relevant and present-day healthcare cases! The catering will be delivered at your doorstep to ensure tasty breaks and a festive finish.
PRIZES – At the end of the event, the jury will award prizes to the best teams. These teams will be granted the chance to further develop their prototype under guidance of experts and bring their product to the market.
– 1st prize: Consultancy by House Of Innovation worth €1000.
– 2nd prize: Innovation development workshop by Berenschot consultancy.
– 3rd prize: Participation in SHC-Traject: professional coaching and exclusive training sessions to further develop your innovation by the Sustainable Healthcare Challenge.
PARTNERS & VOLUNTEERS – We are always looking for partnerships and individuals that would like to help organise this event. Interested? Please contact us!
We hope to see you on the 24th of April!