Hacking for better healthcare 16-18 May // EIT Digital


Hacking for better healthcare 16-18 May

Do you have an idea on how to improve health care? 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 - the collaborative think tank that kicks off on 9 May in Stockholm.

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

More than just a 48-hour hackathon, Health Hack Academy 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.


 Important dates: 


9 April – 9 May, 2014 - Health Hack Academy
Registration for Health Hack Academy


9 May at 15.00-21.00 - Kickoff and Workshop No. 1: Ideation. Team up and learn about user-centered design and innovation
SUP46, Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm


16-18 May - 48-hour Hackathon
EIT ICT Labs, Isafjordsgatan 26, Kista


27 May at 15.00-21.00 - Workshop No. 2: Prototyping
Veryday design studio, Missionsvägen 24, Bromma


15 August at 15.00-21.00 - Workshop No. 3: Pitch training
Stockholm Science City, Wennergren Center, Stockholm


25-26 August - Digital │ Health Days 2014 conference
Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö


Health Hack Academy is for both experienced hackers and those 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 health care scene: Veryday, EIT ICT Labs, Stockholm Science City and Digital | Health Days.

Do you have an idea on how to improve health care? 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, the collaborative think tank that kicks off on 9 May in Stockholm.


Health Hack Academy Kick-off and Ideation Workshop 
 9 May at 15.00-21.00
SUP46, Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm.
 Workshop hosts: 
 • 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
 • Select your focus when we unveil this year’s challenges or bring your own ideas to the event


Health Hack Weekend 
 16-18 May at 17.00
EIT ICT LABS, Stockholm Node, Isafjordsgatan 26, 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. Hacking is fun but sleeping is important for your health and happiness, which is why the co-location centre is closed 24:00 to 07:00. Re-charge your batteries and join revitalized!


Prototyping Workshop 
 27 May at 15.00-21.00
Veryday design studio, Missionsvägen 24, Bromma
 Hosted by: 
 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 
 15 August at 15.00-21.00
Stockholm Science City, 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
 25-26 August
Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö
 Hosted by: Digital | Health 2014
 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.



The Challenges

 The challenges for the 48 h Health Hack will be announced before 9 May at the first workshop, but you are free to work on your own challenge or work on a need you have identified.

Practical information

 Will be announced soon!


 Please contact us for more information or if you wish to discuss your potential participation. 

Project Manager: Nima Jokilaakso
 General Info: info@digitalhealthdays.se



 The Health Hack event is organized by VerydayEIT ICT LabsStockholm Science City and Digital | Health Days.

© 2010-2019 EIT Digital IVZW. All rights reserved. Legal notice. Privacy Policy.