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Desjardins HH Innovation Challenge

November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015




About this event

Health promotion is the best way to stay healthy, live longer, live better and with people you love.
Hacking Health and its partners Desjardins,  IBM Canada and CHU Sainte-Justine, teamed up this for design challenge, co-presented by Desjardins Insurance.

By organizing the  Health+Promotion Innovation Challenge we brought together professionals from the health and IT sector as well as designers and any citizen committed to their health.

Desjardins, Ste-Justine Children’s Hospital and Hacking Health worked together to identify 5 key themes to inspire the participants: healthy lifestyle,mental health and stress management, empowerment through knowledge, work-life balance and caregiver-patient dynamics.

Over the course of 3 days, more than 270 participants worked on a total of 28 projects, with support and mentoring from the event partners and well as other industry experts. Daycare was also made available on site to make it easier for parents to participate.


Winners List

The grand prize, which includes $3,500 in cash, IBM Bluemix workshops and access to the services of the Fasken Martineau startup program, was awarded to SocialAngel, a mobile app for parents to keep an eye on their children’s social activities. With the young ones permission, mom and dad can be alerted when sources of stress like online bullying occur.

The Bluemix prize, comprising of a one year subscription to IBM Global Entrepreneur Program (with access to IBM Bluemix), was awarded to e-Munité, an online and mobile app designed to suggest prevention measures according to the health conditions programmed in the user’s profile.

The Health at Work prize –$1,000 awarded to the favourite entry promoting workplace health – went to Tribu, an innovative solution intended to help caregivers by creating a support group to share knowledge and resources.

The Mon menu initiative, which is a personalized app that takes the user’s dietary restrictions in account before suggesting the best option available on the cafeteria’s menu, went home with the $1,500 Nautilus Plus prize.

And finally, The Public Health Agency of Canada handed out two prizes, which included workshops, mentoring sessions and market intelligence services to the teams that developed the Run2Play and HALEO concepts.


The other projects
The event site


Press release
Haleo, Born in HH Montreal
About Social Angel (French)

See how Desjardins supports innovation across Canada



November 6, 2015
November 8, 2015
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