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DreamCatchers Medtech Hackathon Hong Kong 2018 is here again!

We have gained the momentum of hacking medical care for 2 years, and we want to rise to new heights! DreamCatchers MedTech Hackathon is going to celebrate its third year in Hong Kong!

In this week-long Hackathon, 10 students from Stanford University, together with 40 students and young entrepreneurs-to-be from Hong Kong, and 10 students from Shanghai Jiaotong University will be spending a week to look at how technology can change the future of healthcare with automation.

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 2018 will be led by Dr Robert Chang and teams 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: Automating Medical Care

Date: June 2330, 2018
Venue: The University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong Science Park

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