How do you imagine the future of information and communication technology in the health sector? What Kind of contributions can ICTs make to our health and well-being?

Why participate?

How do you imagine the future of information and communication technology in the health sector? What Kind of contributions can ICTs make to our health and well-being? How can we mitigate the negative effects of ICT on health? What kinds of Innovation can contribute to the development of inclusive health services?

To get to the bottom of these questions, the »HubIT« project is inviting anyone interested to take part in their upcoming Designathon, which will aim to generate new ideas addressing various challenges, including (but not limited to) the following themes:

1.   Better health care for disadvantaged groups

2.   Solving daily hurdles for people with disabilities

3.   Internet, machine learning or artificial intelligence as a tool to change health care for the better.

4.   Addressing the potentially undesirable effects of ICT on health and well-being

Further ideas and topics are of course more than welcome!

If you want to contribute to the design of the future healthcare with groundbreaking ICT solutions, then come and join us for this designathon. 

Who can participate?

Teams composed of individuals from European countries with diverse backgrounds and experience will be formed and given two days to develop their projects. Whatever your speciality - IT, design or social science- or simply if you find the topic fascinating: It is up to you in this Designathon whether to focus on making individualized solutions for everyday use, create new designs or let your imagination run wild and dream up futuristic ideas. 

In the end, a jury will award prizes to the two best ideas generated by the teams.

Join in and create new ideas for the society of tomorrow!

The participants will form teams of up to 6 and have the opportunity to:

1.   Co-create and test new business and research ideas;

2.   Receive in-depth feedback from experts and potential end-users;

3.   Establish cross-border, pan-European business partnerships;

4.   Be chosen as one of the top two teams and win prizes*.

 

*Eligible are EU-residents with a valid EU-Tax-ID. To claim the expert fee the winners will each have to provide personal information and sign a lump-sum agreement.

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Prizes

3,600 in prizes

expert fee of 400 € p.p. for up to six team members from the EU

The winning team will get the chance to present its project to the HubIT-consortium and each team member will receive an expert fee of 400 € for up to six team members.*

*Eligible are EU-citizens with a valid EU-Tax-ID.

To claim the expert fee the winners will each have to provide personal information and sign an lump sum agreement.

expert fee of 200 € p.p. for up to six team members from the EU

The second-best team will get the chance to present its project to the HubIT-consortium and each team member will receive an expert fee of 200 € for up to six team members.*

*Eligible are EU-citizens with a valid EU-Tax-ID.
To claim the expert fee the winners will each have to provide personal information and sign a lump-sum agreement.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams with up to 6 Members; Eligible for the prizes are EU-residents with a valid EU-Tax-ID.

 

 

 

Judges

Dr. Arnd Hofmeister

Dr. Arnd Hofmeister
nexus Institute

Patrizia Grifoni

Patrizia Grifoni
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Vytautas Černiauskas

Vytautas Černiauskas
Startup Division

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How surprising and new is the solution? Does it make a real contribution to the health system?
  • Relevance
    How socially or environmentally relevant is the problem/solution?
  • Design
    How beautiful/well designed is the appearance of the solution?
  • Technical complexity
    How complex is the solution?Is its implementation/deployment realistic?
  • Presentation
    How appealing was the presentation to you? (Subjectively: Comprehensive, fact-based, entertaining…)

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