Hacking for better healthcare

Published: 7 Apr 2014

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Health Hack Academy is a collaborative think tank for corporations, entrepreneurs, developers, researchers, designers, students, patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers and others who are looking to transform the future of healthcare. HHA’s goal is to initiate and support the creation of digital health startups, with finalists showcased at Stockholm’s Digital│Health Days (DHD) 2014 conference.

More than just a 48-hour hackathon, Health Hack Academy (HHA) is a program that can take you from idea generation to the stage of a global conference where you’ll pitch to international investors. HHA is built around three workshops, plus the 48-hour hack. These are fun and intense hands-on events where teams collaborate to tackle real world challenges in a supportive environment of peers and mentors.

Health Hack Academy timeline

HHA is for both experienced and inexperienced hackers, thinkers and other creative minds who have never participated in a hackathon. It’s a great place to meet future business partners, potential team members or mentors for your startup. The event and environment will encourage people to learn, engage in conversations, share information and work with others to solve today’s health challenges in a hands-on way. Participation is free of charge and we do not claim any stake in your future ideas or startups. HHA is a joint project organized by partners interested in developing the digital healthcare scene: Veryday, EIT ICT Labs, Stockholm Science City and Stockholmsmässan.

Do you have an idea on how to improve healthcare? Are you looking for access to unique expertise, sought-after contacts and resources to develop your idea? Or do you just want to stay on top of all the latest in digital health? Join Health Hack Academy!

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HHA Kick-off and Ideation Workshop
May 9 at 15.00-21.00
Location: SUP46 Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm
Workshop hosts: Veryday
Listen to presentations by experts in digital health and entrepreneurship
Learn about user needs during a patient/caregiver panel discussion
Enhance your skills in people-centered design and innovation methodologies
Form a team with like-minded hackers, thinkers and creative minds.
Select your focus when we unveil this year’s challenges or bring your own ideas to the event.

Health Hack Weekend
May 16-18
Location: EIT ICT Labs, Stockholm Node in Kista
Hosted by: EIT ICT Labs, Stockholm Node
Bring your team, your talent and your passion. And be ready to bring your ideas to life during this 48-hour event. Tap into stakeholder experts (patients, healthcare professionals, designers, investors, business coaches and others) who will be conducting “rounds” throughout the event to help teams strengthen their ideas.

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Prototyping Workshop
May 27 at 15.00-21.00
Location: Missionsvägen 24, Bromma
Hosted by: Veryday
Veryday’s team of expert designers will introduce hackathon teams to different prototyping methodologies and tools during this hands-on workshop. Different methods will be explored by using the tools at hand in the Veryday design studio. The workshop will be tailored to meet teams’ needs – whether product, service, software or hardware.

Pitch Training Workshop
August 15 at 15.00-21.00
Location: Wennergren Center, Sveavägen 166, fl. 12, Stockholm
Hosted by: Stockholm Science City
Expert mentors will provide hands-on training to hackathon finalists – helping them sharpen their rhetoric skills as they prepare their conference presentations. It’s goodbye Jante, hello confidence!

Digital│Health Days 2014 conference
August 25-26
Location: Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm
The Digital | Health Days conference is the home stretch. The conference is the place where life science experts from around the world gather to debate, interact and get inspired. It is the place where pioneers in digital health show their breakthroughs and the curious can meet the future of healthcare. During the conference all finalists will present their idea to an investor panel and host demo sessions during breaks open to all conference participants. The winner is announced and receives a prize. Expect lots of fun, interesting conversations, valuable contacts and interest from conference participants and media.

More information and registration at http://www.digitalhealthdays.se/hha

Hope to meet you @ HHA!

 

 

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