A hackathon is a weekend-long sprint where ideas get built into prototypes with teamwork and mentoring support. The organising team guides you through all the steps of the hackathon, from idea submission to mentoring and final presentations to the jury for the selection of winners.
Due to uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions, the exact format will be decided closer to the event. At the moment, the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon is planned as a hybrid event, with teams both on-site in Brussels and online. If a physical event takes place in Brussels, then the travel costs of three participants from every team will be covered as part of the project.
Of course! You can join with a variety of skills – whether you are an idea owner with a great vision or a specialist in any of the challenge areas. The most important thing is your passion for the field of data, industry and smart health.
We are looking for ideas that aim to solve the most pressing smart health challenges in Europe. Read more about the challenges.
The final challenges will be put together in collaboration with the European Commission and industry-specific challenge partners.
When can I submit my own idea?
Idea submission will be opened after you have met all the challenge owners through a series of pre-events held in April and had the chance to understand the challenges inside and out.
- Go to the hackathon platform
- Click ‘Participate’ and sign up or sign in with your social media profile
- More information about the programme and next steps will be shared with you in the coming months.
A video tutorial with more info on how to participate is available on the hackathon platform
The developed product’s intellectual property (IP) remains the property of the team participating in the programme. If any outside party (investors, other companies, governmental organisations or challenge partners) wishes to proceed and acquire the prototype developed during the hackathon, a mutual agreement must be reached. An agreement on IP must be signed between both parties.
The organisers, partners and sponsors of the programme will not take over any rights or equity in the ideas at the hackathon. The team will agree among themselves on who owns what part of the idea.
Yes, of course, all the ideas are submitted by individuals; you have to add your team members to your idea later to form a team. If you know you are missing some needed roles to work with your idea during the hackathon, we strongly advise you to put your network to work and find the missing skill set and expertise.
While we let you sign up your idea as an individual participant, if your idea gets chosen, you have to put together a team to compete at the hackathon.
If you are a solo applicant at the time of the idea submission, then start working on gathering a team with the expertise needed to build your idea into a prototype. Put your network of friends, family and colleagues to use to gather your team.
We will also have an online matchmaking session where you will be able to meet with other teams and participants to put together a team. Links will be shared on the event’s Facebook page, so make sure to follow that for the most up-to-date news!
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