New Resource distributed to 2018 Health Hack Competition Participants

I4H has developed a new resource for the health innovation community. Together with nine community partners, the Health Impact Roadmap contains comprehensive information about existing programming and services in Calgary for tech entrepreneurs.

The resource aims to guide individuals and teams towards the most helpful programming, services, and communities. We hope that this information is extremely helpful to our cohort so that they can make the most of the functional prototypes that have been developed from any of the Health Hack Competitions.

The Roadmap provides information on what each organization does, how innovators can get involved, and any restrictions that may apply. Participants include MITACS, Lighthouse Labs, W21C, We-TRAC CREATE Training Program, Creative Destruction Lab, BioAlberta, Infusion Coworking, TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator and Falling Wall Labs.

Read the resource for yourself here.

UCalgary innovators race against time to tackle medical challenges in Health Hack Competition

“A competition to solve some of most complex challenges in human and veterinary health care came to a head on Monday night during Demo Day 2018. Innovation 4 Health’s annual student-run Health Hack Competition invites teams of student innovators from multiple University of Calgary faculties to help solve real-world health-care challenges over a six-week period.”

-By Kyle Marr, Cumming School of Medicine

https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-11-30/ucalgary-innovators-race-against-time-tackle-medical-challenges-health-hack?utm_source=UToday&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=November-30-2018&utm_term=UCalgary%2520innovators%2520race%2520against%2520time%2520to%2520tackle%2520medical%2520challenges%2520in%2520Health%2520Hack%2520Competitio

Calgary Health Hack challenge probes ways to improve diagnostics and monitoring

“Students from the University of Calgary have been working all weekend to come up with health technology solutions they hope will save lives.”

“The University of Calgary's Health Hack competition brought together 19 teams of students from across several disciplines to brainstorm solutions to a series of challenges chosen by the organizers. The theme this year is medical diagnostics and monitoring.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/university-of-calgary-health-hack-challenge-1.4920274

Engineers, scientists and medical students take on 72-hour innovation challenge

“Dozens of university students are participating in a special event in Calgary this weekend with the goal of creating some innovative ways to improve the field of medicine.”

“The idea here is to spark collaboration between engineers, scientists and physicians to catalyze the process of health care innovation,” said Abdullah Al-Ani, one of the co-founders of Innovation4Health.”

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/engineers-scientists-and-medical-students-take-on-72-hour-innovation-challenge-1.4191303

Innovation 4 Health Takes Pitches From Canada's Doctors And Turns Them Into Prototypes

“Co-founded by six biomedical engineering graduate students, Innovation 4 Health (I4H) is getting set to host its second-annual Health Hack Weekend, where 19 teams will face-off in the lab, building prototypes that could potentially help solve very real healthcare issues.”

- By Michelle Butterfield

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/11/22/innovation-4-health-university-of-calgary_a_23597250/

As deadline looms, students build a prototype device to help save lives from fentanyl overdose

“The University of Calgary students are squirreled away in a small meeting room discussing a very big idea: How to build a device that will save people from dying of fentanyl overdoses. They’re one of 19 teams taking part in Innovation 4 Health (I4H), a competition connecting people who have innovative health-care ideas with multidisciplinary student teams and mentors from academia and industry. This year, teams are working on diagnostic and imaging solutions.”

-By Jennifer Allford, for University Relations

https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-11-21/deadline-looms-students-build-prototype-device-help-save-lives-fentanyl-overdose?utm_source=UToday&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=November-21-2018&utm_term=As%2520deadline%2520looms,%2520students%2520build%2520a%2520prototype%2520device%2520to%2520help%2520save%2520lives%2520from%2520fentanyl%2520overdose