Network, meet, hack and show your brilliant ideas to people who hold Horizon 2020 purse strings to over €10 billion!
The firs tHealth Hackfest 2014 is happening on 4-5 June as part of the prestigious World Research and Innovation Congress for Health in Brussels. This Hackfest is an amazing opportunity for both sponsors and participants to learn and build networks with the organisations and people empowered to deliver massive investments to health innovation in Europe over the next six years.
The Health Hackfest 2014 2-day hackathon is for software developers, hardware hackers, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, business developers and healthcare professionals wanting to have a positive impact on the future of healthcare. Our objective is to provide a forum to create solutions and inventions, empowering those with brilliant ideas to take on exciting challenges and drive innovation in health.
By tapping into the many APIs and SDKs from health technology companies, and more than 100 publicly available APIs, participants of all skill areas will team up to cultivate new ways of solving old problems--brainstorming over two days to build new friendships and networks, and most importantly, design new products and services.
Horizon 2020 Fund and WRIC for Health
In addition to creating great solutions with brilliant people, don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with key people who hold the purse strings to the €10+ billion slated for health funding from the Horizon 2020 programme. These people will be attending the parallel event on the same days and in the same venue – World Research and Innovation Congress for Health. And many of them will be a part of our adjoining Health Hackfest!
Horizon 2020 is the largest government fund for innovation the world has ever seen, with €80 billion available overall. One of the core principles of Horizon 2020 is to include subject-matter experts, so this is the perfect opportunity for all involved to learn and build new relationships.
The bulk of the €10+ billion reserved for health is targeted for software and hardware solutions rather than drug research--recognizing that technology plays a pivotal role in the new Horizon 2020 framework.
The Horizon 2020 program is a global fund and people and companies from outside the EU can apply. This is a brilliant opportunity for app developers interested in health.
New Technology and Health
Web and mobile-based devices are becoming increasingly important in diagnosis and treatment where a doctor is not immediately available. To demonstrate the effectiveness of these technologies, Health Hackfest 2014 will bring together a wide range of bright, enthusiastic people with multiple talents. Together they will use these technologies to address current health care challenges and present the results back to those attending the event.
For more details on health hackathons please read these two excellent article:
“Are Hackathons the Future of Medical Innovation? A new way to think about progress in health care”, by Brian Palmer at Slate Online and another strong piece by Sam Welch from Publicis called “Inspiration from Health Hackathons”.
This novel initiative is supported by W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) who are currently working on semantic web standards, data storage and sharing.
Day 1 - 4th June 2014
|08:30||Registration & Welcome refreshments|
|09:00-10:00||APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.|
|10:00-10:30||Meet the Mentors & Networking (Creatives and Technologists)|
|17:00-17:30||Winding Down for Day|
Day 2 - 5th June 2014
|09:00||2nd day of hackfest starts|
|14:00-1500||Judges arrive and start to mingle with the hackers|
|15:00-16:00||Presentations to take place for the judges|
|16:00-16:30||Hackfest winners announced and award presentation|
Hugh Miles has worked in the software industry for thirty years. He is currently CTO of Atamate Limited as well owning his own software company. Hugh has been involved in diverse application areas: Engineering, CASE, Finance, Legal, Pharmaceuticals, Web content management, Natural language processing,… Read More
Eric is a sanitation engineer employed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), working in Cambridge MA at MIT's fabulous Stata Center who has worked at all three hosts: MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the… Read More
Scott Williams is the founder of Uloo, a company which concentrates on integrated customer experience strategies and the power of data and social channels to empower customers. Made up of an independent network of freelancers, free thinkers, creative technologists, content makers & weirdos (when needed)
When: 4th & 5th June 2014
Where: World Research and Innovation Congress, Brussels
Eureka! Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium
Rue Neerveld 107
How to get there: Click here for Google Maps
Start time: Kick off at 9am
Dress code: Comfys, daps and anything else you will feel comfortable in.
Visit WRIC 2014 for full details