UPC Campus Nord, Barcelona
100% in-person Hackathon
ing the Future of HealthTech is a Hackathon organized by Xartec Salut, that brings the opportunity to solve real challenges that will contribute to improve healthcare and quality of life of people through technology. Our goal is to promote disruptive innovation through the generation of new ideas under open innovation methodologies in a collaborative ecosystem between students, researchers, patients, companies and hospitals. This event is also intended to connect the talent with job opportunities from industry.
The challenges are posed by three leading companies in the healthcare field:
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an autoimmune neurological disease, which causes loss of vision, pain, and other debilitating symptoms.
The efficacy of therapeutic strategies for the prevention of relapse of NMOSD is not proven yet and risk of clinical relapse persists even after long periods of remission.
Challenge: Develop an idea of software for smartglasses/smartdevice to facilitate vision by exploiting the potential of AR (Augmented Reality).
Nowadays, students show emotional and physical tiredness, mental alienation towards the academic activities and professional unsuitability and loss confidence in their own professional capabilities. There is bibliographical evidence showing the burnout affectation in students, and the lack of a timely diagnosis.
Challenge: Develop a self diagnostic tool to identify levels of burnout in youngsters and generate awareness to take action.
Children and adolescents with cancer often suffer social isolation due to prolonged hospitalizations, the absence at school for extended periods of time, and because of the physical changes as a consequence of their treatment. Social isolation is an important risk factor for physical and psychological health outcomes. There is scientific evidence that art therapy could support social connectedness in pediatric cancer patients.
Challenge: Mitigate social isolation in pediatric cancer patients/survivors through creative and art related activities fostered by technology.
We are looking for people who are passionate about innovation in the HealthTech field with different profiles and backgrounds.
these might be:
_ students and professionals
_ technology experts
(Programming is not required)
Enrollment could be individual (and we will join you to a great team!) or by teams of 4 people. We encourage teams to be multidisciplinary. Any career is welcome.
by October 30th 2022
we are also looking for
Advise and motivate all the participating teams in solving their challenges, guiding them in the decision-making process and supporting the teams in any task or doubt. Your knowledge is the key for them to succeed.
Crack by assisting the hackers . By joining our teams of volunteers, you will get to know the organizer's team, meet amazing people and live a great experience. Your time and effort will be recognized by Xartec Salut.
Take action with us in shaping the HealthTech of tomorrow, where your brand will not be unnoticed. There are many ways of being part of this initiative as a sponsor with:
_Challenge and award
_More awards and prizes
_Interesting parallel talks
_Amenities for social and networking slots
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance registered in the Ethereum Blockchain.
the HACK is going to be worth it just for the experience, but...
Challenge sponsor will award the best idea.
And more awards for the winners:
_ ISPIM’s AWARD: Free attendance to the Junior Researcher Lab at ISPIM Innovation Conference 2023 at Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 4th 2023)
_ LEARNING BY HELPING AWARD: Custom-made workshop: “From the business idea to the business model”
_ METAVERSE UNIVERSITY: Scholarships for the winners at the Metaverse University
and there's more...
ALL WOMEN will raffle during the Hackathon one on-demand course for upskilling and boosting one woman's profile. Who wants to be the next female leader?
Most impactful and promising ideas will be awarded at HealthTech2030 evening. Also, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance registered in the Ethereum Blockchain thanks to our sponsor Blocktac.
CEO Nixi for Children
Psychologist/ Consultant / RRHH/ Agile
Researcher and humanist
Marketing and SSMM expert
Engineer, graduated from the EUSS University of Barcelona. Over the course of nine years he has worked in positions ranging from technical office to sales and in the automotive and finally pharmaceutical industries. He has always loved creating purposeful inventions which has recently solidified into Point Pressure, a medical device startup that aims to improve the autonomy of neurological patients.
CEO at GooApps®- Health, Sports and Wellness Apps. GooApps is created by and for people. Through the company that he leads, they conceptualize, design and create apps for health, sport and wellness business through the GooMedical® line. He is specialized in mHealth. His technical, methodical and detail-oriented profile offers initiative and proactivity to achieve success.
Expert from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She is passionate about innovative technologies and solutions that can shape a smarter world. She has experience in multiple Hackathons as a student, knowledge of medical robotics, biomedical engineering, AI, data analysis, sensors, programming. She is willing to help for cool pitches, tutoring students throughout the whole process from design thinking to decision making, development of the project and pitching.
Biomedical Engineer from the Favaloro University (Argentina) with a Master Degree in AI from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). For 4 years he conducted research in Neuroscience. Subsequently, he reoriented his career to the industry with a focus on digital transformation and data exploitation in companies in the medical sector. At the beginning of 2021, he started Gloria Digital, a Data-Driven platform focused on enhancing the way companies consume and share their data.
Director and founder of Learning by Helping, a social innovation laboratory based in Barcelona with global impact. Creator of the Learning by Helping® methodology which has impacted more than 3,500 creative projects, trained more than 20,000 people and advised more than 100 organizations.
Founder of Garage Stories and StoriesXFuture. Storytelling and Innovation expert.
CEO at Ellas Deciden by Peix&Co. Speaker/Consultant and Authoress on feminine branding.
Photographer and Communication Specialist.
Makerspace technician at Ateneu de Fabricació del Parc Tecnològic
Consultant | UX | XR | AR | VR | MR | WebXR | Mentor & Coach | Desarrollador | Maker | Innovación Digital | IoT | AI | ML |
Designer | Consultant | B Multiplier.
UI/ UX Designer.
Storyteller, Filmmaker, Transmedia Strategist
Design Thinking Expert.
eHealth product designer - UX/ UI Lead & Co-founder at Qualud. User experience.
Innovative Leader (Tech Transformation) , Business Designer, Global Ideas Shaker. CIO and CEO Mexico Affor Health. Entrepreneur (Sustainability & Disruption). Former corporate director now co-founder of Woonivers, Impact Hub Malaga & Arze Brand.
Executive Vice President at Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation and Director at Richi Innovation Camp and Richi Entrepreneurs, an initiative for companies from around the world with high impact solutions in the Biotech, Medtech, Digital Health and Cleantech sectors.
Healthcare Innovation Technology Transfer in the Innovation department of the Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute Foundation (I3PT). He is responsible for transfer technologies made in Taulí, managing public-private collaboration, and innovative public procurement. He also has experience as Entrepreneur in Residence and holds an extensive health network.
CEO at DIVE Medical, a medical tech company using Eye tracking and Artificial Intelligence to provide a fast and accurate exploration of the visual function even in non collaborative patients.