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DreamCatchers Medtech Hackathon Hong Kong 2017 is here!

10 students from Stanford University, together with 40 students and young entrepreneurs-to-be from Hong Kong will be spending a week to demystify the process of healthcare innovation in Hong Kong.

How can we live longer and healthier? Healthy ageing relies on quality, cost-effective preventive care, relevant personalized health knowledge and behavioral change, and improved timely access to quality “sick care”. From AI-assisted screening to precision medicine, and remote sensing to assistive robotics, innovative MedTech solutions can enhance the quality of life for the ageing population and create immense social impact. However, innovating in health is challenging, requiring interdisciplinary teams of medical professionals, engineers, developers, and designers to tackle unmet needs.

Co-organised by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon Hong Kong 2017 will be led by Dr Robert Chang and team from Stanford University, HKU and HKSTP.

The week long Hackathon is targeting students from Stanford University and Hong Kong universities, and young professionals from HKSTP to experience Stanford Biodesign methodologies, design thinking, business model canvas, and to work in interdisciplinary teams to come up with prototypes of sustainable healthcare solutions.

This year's theme: Enabling Medical Care Outside the Hospital

Date: June 1825, 2017
Venue: Hong Kong Science Park & The University of Hong Kong

Check out this website to see the progress of the Hackathon as the week goes by, and join our Final Pitch event on 25 June 2017.

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