Our Activities

Generating health innovation through events

Hacking Health events are a way to connect, engage, educate, collaborate, and inspire. Our chapters create moments where they bring together individuals with diverse expertise and a collective will to have an impact on healthcare. Hacking Health events offer a unique open space where you will see a doctor and/or a nurse talking to an investor, to a developer, to a designer, to a business developer, etc.

Cafes provide a friendly environment where members of the community can share their experience, have open discussions with mentors and coaches, and network with other members.

Workshops aim to support members of our community in the framing of their projects or pitch to investors, etc. Workshops can also be private events, held in a controlled environment, for specific associations, institutions, hospitals, and specialists.

Hackathons are Hacking Health’s most famous events. During 48 hours, individuals with diverse expertise are brought together to build meaningful solutions to real-world health problems. Teams design and prototype solutions to pitch a jury of experts. Prizes come under the form of cash and support from incubators, investors, etc. Since 2012, our chapters have organized +140 hackathons, which have led to many startups that have an impact on healthcare.

From prototype to commercialisation

Resident Innovators is a collaborative program between Hacking Health, CHU Ste Justine (Montreal), les Fonds de Recherche du Québec, Pole Mosaic HEC Montréal. During 8-12 months, an entrepreneur (innovator) is paired with graduate students in Business Administration and the company is incubated in a healthcare institution to facilitate access to clinicians, healthcare managers, and researchers.

Transforming healthcare institutions

Hacking Health’s Community of Practice facilitates discussions between healthcare professionals who want to innovate and improve healthcare. Each month, during a one-hour videoconference, participants from diverse countries reflect on specific problems, exchange about their practices, and imagine ways to implement innovation directly into healthcare institutions. These professionals are change agents and have a meaningful impact on healthcare from the inside.

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