Hacking Health Nijmegen, a #patientsincluded event where technology, design, entrepreneurship, healthcare and patients are brought together during a weekend. It will be held in the weekend of 20 – 22nd of May. Hacking Health aims to transform healthcare by connecting teams, which usually rarely collaborate, who search for human-centric solutions to front-line healthcare problems.
During the weekend, participants will get the opportunity to pitch their ideas and problems on stage.
After that they will form teams consisting of healthcare professionals , patients, programmers, designers and entrepreneurs to try find a solution in two and a half day. At the end of the weekend the teams will give a presentation of the results and the winners will be selected by a multidisciplinary expert panel.
Registration opens & Pitch training
Drinks & Dinner
More hacking 😉
Even more hacking!
Time to get yourself some sleep
Pitch Training & Testing
Prizes & Drinks
Dutch Hacking Health 2016 Sponsors
National Prize Winners
Team ‘BedPartner’ from Hacking Health Leiden
This winner was chosen by a panel with the heads of the judges of each city. This team is the official winner of Dutch Hacking Health 2016.
Team ‘Consentus’ from Hacking Health Nijmegen
This team was chosen as prizewinner by the board of Topicus.
City Prize Winners
Team Featherlight Orthopedic Shoes
People’s Choice Award
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the goal?
The primary goal of each hackathon is to rapidly prototype practical ideas that could be useful in healthcare.
Our broader vision is to foster collaborative, cross-disciplinary relationships that can lead to more significant innovation down the road. Not all ideas can be prototyped within a day or a week, and many ideas lay dormant simply because domain experts do not know whom to talk to about building their ideas.
We believe that healthcare will improve as we bring technical expertise closer to front-line problems.
Who can attend?
Patients, healthcare professionals, creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to join! Be it student or professional. These groups are invited to pitch their health(care) idea/problem OR to join a team to build out ideas and develop solutions.
The goal is to leverage the skills and energy of all the participants to move each idea forward. New people, new ideas, new solutions!
What do I need to bring?
Just your laptop and an adapter. We will provide food and drinks during the weekend.
What does the fee include?
The fee includes: a healthy breakfast/lunch/dinner and drinks!
And of course the ability to participate in an inspiring and fun weekend working on improving healthcare!
Where can I stay in Nijmegen
You can use our free sleeping facility, but please let us know that you’re coming! You do have to bring your own sleeping gear (airbed, sleeping bag & pillow).
Do I need to form a group before the start of the weekend?
You do not need to for a group beforehand. We encourage you to come by yourself and form a team with people you don’t know. The combination of people from different backgrounds will generate new and exciting perspectives!
Can I participate for one or two days?
You can only participate if you attend the whole weekend (Friday 20th May 17:30 – Sunday 22nd May 17:30).
If you really can’t attend the full three days but still want to be part of Hacking Health Nijmegen, become a volunteer! Or watch the presentations of the teams on Sunday. For both you can sign-up on Eventbrite.
Can I watch the presentations on Sunday?
Yes you can! Get your observer on Eventbrite.
Do I have to pitch an idea?
It is a great opportunity to do so and form a great team to work on your idea, so we highly recommend it! You can also pose a problem if you like.
But, no it is not obligatory to pitch an idea. At the start of the weekend, several participants will pitch their ideas and you will be able to choose which idea you want to work on!
Is my idea for a pitch any good?
Yes! As long as your idea is related to healthcare and a possible solution can be prototyped technically, digitally or visually.
Sparkboard is our online platform where you can present your idea/problem before the start of the weekend. Participants will be able to browse the different projects to see what interests them. A good way to get people enthusiastic about your idea!
What about intellectual property?
In general the following guidelines apply as set by Hacking Health: http://hackinghealth.ca/hackathons/. Since the event is set in the Netherlands, Dutch patent- and copyright laws also apply.