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Hacking Children’s Health @ Alder Hey
November 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - November 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
We are delighted to invite you to apply to participate in a unique event, “Hacking Children’s Health” at the Institute in the Park, the brand new centre for research, education and innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Liverpool is already a leading innovator in children’s health and this Hackathon will build upon the wealth of expertise in the region. The two-day event is being held with a team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network and will include researchers and students from regional, national and international partners, universities and innovators from the world of technology and business.
We’re looking for engineers, coders, entrepreneurs, project managers, post graduates, NHS professionals, IT technicians, venture capitalists, industrial designers, practically anyone with skills to offer.
If you want to know what to expect, MIT Hacking Medicine has a video (here) demonstrating the value of a health Hackathon. In short, the Hackathon will bring together 150-200 participants from different professions to solve (or hack) problems. Challenges will be pitched by clinicians, healthcare professionals, patients and parents and participants will form teams to find a solution to one of these challenges. The teams then pitch their solutions to a panel of judges, and they will mark the solutions on their commercial viability.
The event will be held over the 18th and 19th of November 2015 and you will become part of a team working together on a solution and pitch. There are 100 places available.
Your application will be reviewed by Alder Hey and the NWC AHSN. The application process will close on Friday 6th November.