MIT Hacking Medicine is setting foot in the Netherlands for the first time! Grab your opportunity to
participate in this unique event!
For the first time ever, the Avicenna Hackathon is being organized in the Netherlands! The Avicenna
Hackathon committee and MIT Hacking Medicine have joined forces to ensure you of a first-class
event. During this hackathon, a hundred participants from different areas of expertise will design and
create innovative solutions for healthcare-related challenges. By putting students, patients, doctors
and IT-professionals that each have different areas of expertise and viewpoints next to each other, this
hackathon will stimulate novel ideas that will generate an impulse towards the innovation in
Will you accept the challenge to take on innovation in healthcare?
If so, we’re happy to see you at the Avicenna Hackathon on the 17th and 18th of February!
Despite the fact that a hackathon for ICT-professionals may be a familiar concept, it is
still relatively new within the healthcare sector. In a nutshell, a hackathon is an interdisciplinary event
where participants from different areas of expertise collaborate in teams to endeavor on challenges
under expert supervision in the course of a full weekend. At the end of this weekend a winning group
will be carefully selected by an expert jury committee.
The goal of the hackathon is to develop the best ideas into an actual product or prototype and
can subsequently make a big difference for patients as well as healthcare professionals around
Moreover, the event offers the opportunity for extensive networking: connecting with people from beyond
your own specialty can drive surprising collaborations.
The theme of the hackathon for the year 2018 is “Digital Medicine”. It is a broad theme in
which you can think of apps that for example help you take your medicine in time or “wearables” such
as devices that measure the amount of glucose in your blood and advise you on when and how much
insulin to inject. We purposely chose for a broad theme like “Digital Medicine” to stimulate you to bring
up cases and challenges you’ve experienced on the work floor or in other situations.
Every healthcare fanatic is welcome to participate in the hackathon! You can think of
ICT-professionals, doctors, students, policy makers, entrepreneurs, nurses, consultants, patients and
At the end of the event, the jury will award prizes to the best teams that will have the chance
to further develop their prototype under guidance of experts and can bring their product to the
Partners & volunteers
We are always looking for partnerships and individuals that would like to
help organize this event. Interested? Please contact us through the contact-form at our webpage - go to "I want to participate!".
For more details click the button 'I want to participate', then 'Show details'. Find out more about hackathons in our hackathon section.