Practical

DATES

March 18-20, 2016. Commencing Friday 18th at 1800h, closing Sunday 20th at 2200h. See the full program here.

PROGRAM

Full program here.

LOCATION

Pfizer, Pleinlaan 17, 1050 Elsene/Ixelles (Brussels), Belgium

ELIGIBILITY

MHEALTH HACKATHON is open only to individuals 18 years of age and older.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register here

LEADING A TEAM

Step 1: Let us know you are interested in leading a team by ticking the box on the registration form
Step 2: We will contact you to direct you on preparing a short presentation for the opening of mHealth Hackathon
Step 3: At the opening of mHealth Hackathon on Friday 18 March, you will present yourself and the challenge you will lead. Your presentation should let participants know why they should choose YOUR team
Step 4: Based on the presentations from all Team Leaders participants will choose which team they would prefer to join
Each team will consist of 5-12 participants and should contain a good mix of talents, e.g., developer, design, business

HOW DO TEAM LEADERS CHOOSE A CHALLENGE?

That’s up to you. You can select one of the offered challenges that interests you most. Or perhaps you have your own idea, but if that’s the case we do ask that you contact us just to make sure it’s suitable for the hackathon. Also, make sure it’s a novel idea – don’t come to the hackathon to work on an existing product or business of yours.

TEAM SIZE

5-12 participants will be on each team

TEAM FORMATION

At the opening of mHealth Hackathon, (aspirant) Team Leaders will have an opportunity to present themselves, their preferred challenge and the approach they have in mind. It’s up to the participants to choose the leader, team and challenge they would prefer to join.   Each team will consist of 5-12 participants and should contain a good mix of talents, e.g. developer, design, business. If a team is too small or misses key skills people may need to move to their second or third preferred team.

JUDGING PANEL

The judging panel will include technology entrepreneurs, investors and representatives of the Belgian healthcare sector.

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judging panel will evaluate each team’s presentation at the close of the hackathon according to the following criteria:

• Practical utility and added value for patient and clinicians
• Creativity, innovation and originality
• Feasibility of implementation
• Quality of the presentation and demo

PRIZES

No cash prizes. The real value of doing well in the hackathon is what it will do for your reputation and the opportunities it creates.

PARTICIPATION FEE

Participation fee: €75 to cover catering

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

There will be limited room (20 people max) that can stay at the venue at no cost (separate rooms men/women). Showers are provided, but you have to bring your own sleeping gear. Participants can choose where they spend the nights. Closest are some hotels at the far end of Avenue Louise (EUR 55/night at http://b-aparthotels.com/). 3 KM on foot. Other possibility is Airbnb.

FOOD & DRINK

All food and drink will be provided and is included in the participation fee.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Participants will retain ownership of any and all code created prior to and during the mHealth Hackathon. Participants also retain the right to continue working on and using their challenge ideas, and any or all codes or ideas created prior to mHealth Hackathon.

EQUIPMENT

• All participants will have WiFi access as well as use of printers.
• The organizers will provide audio and visual equipment for the presentations.
• Please bring laptops and/or any other equipment you may need to take part in MHEALTH HACKATHON.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact us!