Health Hackathon 2020

The Leeds Health Hackathon 2020 is an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students to come up with innovative solutions to real world problems. Your idea will be judged by a panel of diverse professionals, with a £1000 prize for the winning team and the support to further your idea as a team.

Even if you don’t win this will look brilliant on your CV and be a chance to learn some key skills for your future.

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Medical Technology is an important and fast-growing space in the global economy & the Leeds City region is the place to be to kick start your Medtech career. We are living in unprecedented times due to the global COVID-19 crisis, however it has also led to opportunities for medical technology advances to demonstrate the potential to transform healthcare systems, and that change at pace and scale is possible if ideas are harnessed properly.

In order to turn these possibilities into positive opportunities we need to foster a whole range of skills that develop & grow by bringing people together from across research disciplines. If you are currently studying computing, medicine, business, engineering or design, or any other area that you think can contribute to improving health services, then please sign up and be part of a fun and interesting event that could really make a difference.

Event begins week commencing 12th Oct with a whole week to work together remotely on ideas and preparing a pitch, the pitches will then be delivered Friday afternoon via Google Meet, with 10 minutes per team.


People can sign up in teams or as individuals who will then be assigned teams. Teams must be multidisciplinary and made up of two to eight participants, and participants must be current students or recent (one year) graduates from Leeds City region Universities.

Monday afternoon will kick off with a Google Meet meeting where participants can ask any questions they need to and more information will be given, such as who the judges are and the criteria they will be using. Details of people who can be contacted for support throughout the event will be shared here too and the Slack platform will be used throughout for contact between teams and with mentors. Friday afternoon will have an online session for the final presentations, all presentations will be submitted at the same time, then time slots randomly allocated taking on feedback from last year’s event. The winning team will be announced the same day.

This event is brought to you by Leeds Beckett University, with support from and in association with the following bodies: University of Leeds, Grow MedTech, Medtech Foundation, More Life, National Medtech Skills Academy and more – full details will be provided in the welcome pack on the first day.

Please sign up to be kept in the loop, participants will be contacted directly nearer the time with further instructions.