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16:30 Registration Opens

18:00 Opening ceremony

21:00 Hacking starts

22:00 Dinner


08:00 Breakfast

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Yoga session with Janina of Miamed

15:15 Yoga session with Janina of Miamed

17:00 Workshop: Pitch it like a Pro

17:30 Wrap Up day 2

18:00 Dinner


00:00 Midnight Snack

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Pitch Clinic opens by Bianca Praetorius

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Submission Deadline

14:30 Final Presentations

18:30 After Hour Drinks

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Remind me of the challenges again…

Inside the operating room, surgeons, interventionalists, nurses, anesthesiologists, engineers, and other staff work tightly together in a highly sensitive environment. Time and precision play a big role for the surgeon or anesthesiologist. With automated total intravenous anesthesia, monitoring of vital parameters including consciousness through e.g. Bispectral Index or minimal invasive robot assisted surgery, the operating theatre already is a high-tech environment.

This challenge is about using new technology in form of an existing gadget (e.g. virtual reality, augmented reality, Internet of Things) or based on a microcontroller that improves the outcome of the surgery, the experience for the patient or working-conditions for staff members.

(please don’t bring your own hardware, a list with available hardware will be updated soon)

Create a digital solution that empowers patients with diabetes (type 1, 2, gestational or other forms of diabetes) to better self-manage their daily challenges and/or its complications – 24/7/365.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects patients around the clock. People with diabetes see their health care professional on average 40 minutes per year, during the remaining time they have to manage their condition alone. This challenge confronts health care systems, patients and caregivers worldwide.

Digital applications assist patients and caregivers when they are alone: addressing all meaningful aspects like insulin delivery, nutrition or physical activity. Data based self-management solutions and devices shall help patients with diabetes to keep their glucose levels in range. This reduces the risk of acute complications such as hypoglycaemia and ketoacidosis, as well as long-term complications that affect all vital organs, kidneys, heart, brain, eyes, nerves and feet.

Our mentors and volunteers living with diabetes will share their health care data and diabetes-related hardware for everyone to use. If you are a patient, please feel free to bring your blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and CGM/FGM sensors as well. We encourage everyone to share these with others.

Diabetes-related medicinal products you are allowed to bring to the hackathon:

  • All types of blood glucose metres
  • All types of insulin pens
  • All types of insulin pumps
  • All types of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) and flash glucose monotoring systems (FGMS)
  • Components involved in open loop and/or closed loop systems if they are open source

We highly encourage everyone to share their gadgets and data with the other participants.

Team members, mentors and volunteers with diabetes will provide and share the following systems:

  •  Medtronic 640G insulin pump and Enlite CGMS semi-closed loop system / Artificial Pancreas using Dexcom G5 CGMS, Medtronic Veo insulin pump, Looped iOS App and Riley Link Bluetooth Module, Bayer Contour Next Link blood glucose meter
  • Free Style Libre FGMS, insulin pens
  • Roche Eversense CGMS, insulin pens
  • Dexcom G5 CGMS, insulin pens

AI/Machine learning is having a huge impact on healthcare: Robot assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistants, administrative workflow, fraud detection, dosage error reduction, predictive health and precise diagnosis are just a few examples for the use of AI and Machine Learning in healthcare.

This challenge is about creating a solution to improve the clinical decision making process. We will provide you unique datasets, that you will be using to create a tool that helps improve clinical decision making.

(more details will follow soon)


There will be a maximum of 5 people per team.

We encourage team building beforehand via our Sparkboard site and hope to have everyone teamed up by the first day. But there will still be an on-site team building.

Preliminary project pitches on Friday will be of maximum 60 seconds, no slides. On Sunday, the final presentations will be 2-3 minutes with and 2 minutes Q&A. You’re welcome to demo, but keep presentation slides to a minimum as there’s not much time!

Everything participants submit, invent or build is their own creation and nobody will have the right to copy or steal the ideas. See our registration policy page for more information.

Yes, absolutely. Also, you are not allowed to work on your idea prior to the event.

Yes there is a designated snooze area! Feel free to ask the volunteers wandering around if you can’t find it.

Yes, we have! This event is following the Berlin Code of Conduct

The jury consists of 5 to 6 members, including a physician and experts with entrepreneurial background, designers, developers, and a patient with a chronic illness.


Jury criteria includes:

  • innovation potential
  • feasibility of the idea
  • execution of the idea
  • multidisciplinarity of the team
  • design and user experience of the prototype
  • presentation of the project
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