Join us as we celebrate and showcase innovate projects in Child Health and Wellness developed over the last six weeks in the 2019 HHC!
For the last 6 weeks, multidisciplinary teams have been designing and prototyping solutions to some of the toughest challenges related to Child Health and Wellness. 30 projects, sparked by challenges from local scientists, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and community professionals, were supported by the 2019 Health Hack Competition. On Demo Day, the final event of the program, teams will present their functional prototypes to other innovators, judges, and to the community at large for a chance to win various awards.
We are proud to announce Child Health & Wellness as the theme for the 2019 Health Hack Competition!
Over the past decade, society has seen tremendous improvement in overall child health, well being and survival across the globe. These improvements can be attributed to the development of unique and specialized approaches to caring for children as they pass through critical periods of development. Our program is structured to empower aspiring innovators across disciplines to hone their skills, learn something new and develop their network. Ultimately, we hope to enable innovation in child health across the full continuum of care so that children can focus on what they do best: play, learn and grow.
Innovation 4 Health is a catalyst for innovation. There are many challenges out there just waiting to be solved, but often healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients do not have the resources, expertise, or time to address them. On the other hand, there are many skilled individuals that are eager to innovate, but don't know where to start. Our mission is to connect innovators with real-world challenges in human and veterinary healthcare to address inefficiencies and barriers to wellness for all.
The annual Health Hack Competition is I4H's flagship program that occurs at the University of Calgary, typically in the Fall semester. Focusing on a different theme each year, it brings multidisciplinary teams together with healthcare expertise and empowers them with mentorship and rapid prototyping facilities to address challenges in healthcare with technology solutions.