EVENT​

Digital Health Boost Hackathon: How can digital health improve home living for the aged population?

Digital Health Boost Hackathon: How can digital health improve home living for the aged population?

Starts at:

Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 09:00
CET

Ends at:​

Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 17:00
CET

Event Location:

Virtual
Ecosystem Event

Explore how digital health solutions can enhance home living for our aging population

March 21, 2024, 10:00 - 18:00 (UTC+2) online in Zoom and Slack.

Explore how digital health solutions can enhance home living for our aging population.

 

This virtual event brings together innovators, startups, and students to create impactful digital health solutions focused on for example:

🧓 Maintaining autonomy and well-being for the aging population

🏠 Ensuring safe and comfortable living at home

🧠 Enhancing mental health and social connections

 

Why participate?

 

• 8 hours of business development and access to mentors from Finland and Europe

• New ideas, viewpoints and understanding of market opportunities

• Collaboration possibilities with talent, universities and healthcare organizations

 

💡 Got a digital health solution, business case or a challenge that needs solving?

This is your platform to shine, collaborate and receive help!

 

📅 Deadline to register: March 18, 2024 ç

🔗 Sign up: https://forms.gle/xP9imeWhRtbzpZjw5

Digital Health Boost Hackathon is an innovation event that connects startups, businesses, innovators and students to explore the future of digital health for the aged population.

 

The number of individuals aged 65 years or older will globally surpass 1.6 billion by 2050 – more than doubling what it is today. There is a need for solutions that promote the well-being of elderly and help to maintain dignity of human life, while also addressing healthcare costs.

 

This event aims to find out ideas on how digital health can improve home living for the aged population, – whether it’s with devices, software or services. It is up to participants to discover how their solution will approach the topic, for example 

  • Maintaining physical, mental and social capabilities
  • Safe living at home
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Social activity and connections
  • … or something else they find relevant and interesting 

Participants will co-create new approaches for 8 hours and will finally pitch their ideas for future collaboration. The event is organized by the UAShome project in collaboration with partners such as the Central Finland Welfare Area and EduFutura, other partners of the project: St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, University Industry Innovation Network, University College Leuven Limburg. More information about the project and its content can be found here: https://www.uashome.eu/

 

For whom?

 

Startups and established companies with interest and digital solutions related to the topic. You join the event with your digital health solution or business case, and we will bring you 

  • 8 hours of business development and access to mentors from Finland and Europe
  • New ideas, viewpoints and understanding of market opportunities
  • Collaboration possibilities with talent, universities and healthcare organisations

 

Innovators such as university experts, RDI projects, health care organisations and regional developers interested in designing and launching new initiatives. With the event, you will

  • Find new partners from both Finland and Europe
  • Test your ideas and prepare new concepts 
  • Prepare more impactful projects

 

Students can join the event with their own idea, or by contributing to the cases from startups and innovators. Event helps to make a difference and impact on the future of healthcare, while you will also do

  • Hands-on learning: Solve real challenges and innovate in the digital health field
  • Networking: Connect with companies, startups, and experts for potential career opportunities
  • Skill development: Enhance problem-solving, and innovation skills that are crucial in the job market

 

Hackathon is organised by the UAShome project that is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission. UAShome aims to promote Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) as innovation and entrepreneurship centres for Digital Health.

 

AGENDA

 

Digital Health Boost Hackathon is an 8-hour event, where participants develop their ideas further, connect with experts and learn about possibilities. 

 

Finnish participants onsite will be joined by international participants online.


10.00: Launch of the event – How can digital health improve home living for the aged population? 

 

10.30: Workshop – Love the problem, not the need
Participants explore customer and market needs with the help of mentors.

 

Opportunity to have a lunch break during this part of the program at their own convenience.

 

13.00: Checkpoint – What have we learned about the topic?

 

13.30: Workshop – Designing the solutions

Participants focus on exploring the novelty and business models for their new solutions.

 

15.30: Checkpoint – How to pitch your solution?
Tips for making an effective pitch.


16.00: Workshop – Preparing pitches

Participants summarise their findings into short pitches. 

 

17.00: Pitching the solutions

Participants present their solutions or proposals for new partnerships. A jury of Finnish and European partners gives feedback and connects them further.


18.00: Event ends

 

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