Bringing innovation to health & care in the Netherlands.

Dutch Hacking Health will be organized in the weekend of 19th – 21st of May. It is an event where technology, design, entrepreneurship, healthcare and patients are brought together during a weekend. Hacking Health aims to transform healthcare by connecting teams, which usually rarely collaborate, who search for human-centric solutions to front-line healthcare problems.

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SAVE THE DATE: Dutch Hacking Health 19 t/m 21 mei 2017

In één fantastisch weekend samen met patiënten, zorgprofessionals, designers, programmeurs en ondernemers slimme ideeën uitwerken tot échte zorgoplossingen, wie wil dat nou niet? In het weekend van 19 t/m 21 mei organiseren wij onder de naam Dutch Hacking Health in Groningen (UMCG), Leiden (LUMC), Nijmegen (Radboudumc), Maastricht (MUMC+) en Utrecht (Utrecht UMC) #patientsincluded hackathons. Pitch… View Article


Announcing Dutch Hacking Health 2017

Dutch Hacking Health will be organized in the weekend of 19th – 21st of May. It is an event where technology, design, entrepreneurship, healthcare and patients are brought together during a weekend. Hacking Health aims to transform healthcare by connecting teams, which usually rarely collaborate


Who should join?


Designers and (service) design thinkers can help to build digital & physical solutions that focus on human needs, creating the right experience for each solution based on the journeys of patients andp professionals.


A patient has the most knowledge about having & experiencing his/her disease. To work on meaningful innovations we need to have patients on board, explaining what they need and how a solution might fit in their lives.


The group that's most familiar with hackathons. Developers are needed to help teams create their first working prototype. Using programming languages, data science or any other technical experience to realise ideas.


The challenges in healthcare require new ways of thinking, new businessmodels and concept to deliver care. These entrepreneurial minds help to work on sustainable health(care) innovation.

Healthcare Professionals

Health(care) professionals with ideas that require technical assistance - doctors, surgeons, nurses, administrators, etc - are encouraged to come and present their ideas or join a team to help them with their experience.


Although your skillset might not be listed in the other descriptions, it could still be very usefull. So bring your fresh perspective, new insights and use your skills to further improve healthcare.

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What is the goal?

The primary goal of each hackathon is to rapidly prototype practical ideas that could be useful in healthcare.

Our broader vision is to foster collaborative, cross-disciplinary relationships that can lead to more significant innovation down the road. Not all ideas can be prototyped within a day or a week, and many ideas lay dormant simply because domain experts do not know whom to talk to about building their ideas.

We believe that healthcare will improve as we bring technical expertise closer to front-line problems.

Who can attend?

Patients, healthcare professionals, creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to join! Be it student or professional. These groups are invited to pitch their health(care) idea/problem OR to join a team to build out ideas and develop solutions.

The goal is to leverage the skills and energy of all the participants to move each idea forward. New people, new ideas, new solutions!

What do I need to bring?

Just your laptop and an adapter. We will provide food and drinks during the weekend.

What does the fee include?

The fee includes: a healthy breakfast/lunch/dinner and drinks! And of course the ability to participate in an inspiring and fun weekend working on improving healthcare!

Do I need to form a group before the start of the weekend?

You do not need to for a group beforehand. We encourage you to come by yourself and form a team with people you don’t know. The combination of people from different backgrounds will generate new and exciting perspectives!

Can I participate for one or two days?

You can only participate if you attend the whole weekend (Friday 20th May 17:30 - Sunday 22nd May 17:30).

If you really can’t attend the full three days but still want to be part of Hacking Health Nijmegen, become a volunteer! Or watch the presentations of the teams on Sunday. For both you can sign-up on Eventbrite.

Do I have to pitch an idea?

It is a great opportunity to do so and form a great team to work on your idea, so we highly recommend it! You can also pose a problem if you like.

But, no it is not obligatory to pitch an idea. At the start of the weekend, several participants will pitch their ideas and you will be able to choose which idea you want to work on!

Is my idea for a pitch any good?

Yes! As long as your idea is related to healthcare and a possible solution can be prototyped technically, digitally or visually.

Sparkboard is our online platform where you can present your idea/problem before the start of the weekend. Participants will be able to browse the different projects to see what interests them. A good way to get people enthusiastic about your idea!

What about intellectual property?

In general the following guidelines apply as set by Hacking Health. Since the event is set in the Netherlands, Dutch patent- and copyright laws also apply.