How can we live longer and healthier? Healthy ageing relies on quality, cost-effective preventive care, relevant personalized health knowledge and behavioral change, and improved timely access to quality “sick care”. From AI-assisted screening to precision medicine, and remote sensing to assistive robotics, innovative MedTech solutions can enhance the quality of life for the ageing population and create immense social impact. However, innovating in health is challenging, requiring interdisciplinary teams of medical professionals, engineers, developers, and designers to tackle unmet needs.
Co-organised by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong is led by Dr Robert Chang and team from Stanford University.
The week long hackathon is targeting students from Stanford University and Hong Kong universities, and young professionals from HKSTP to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.
Who Should Apply?
Talented minds who are keen to transform the healthcare products/services and with strong interests in entrepreneurship
Graduate with bachelor degree or the above from Engineering, Computing, Medicine, Design, Business field
Medical students OR current students with demonstrated maker movement skills may also apply
What to Expect ?
Close Encounter with physicians and patients to explore unmet needs at a hospital setting
Develop prototype on device / app / new tech / service / web service with immediate potential for clinical validation studies
Compete in interdisciplinary teams for a technically feasible, financially viable and novel digital health solution for unmet care needs at Queen Mary Hospital
Pitch your business plan to investors and esteemed entrepreneurs from HK, Mainland China and Silicon Valley to win the Grand Prize