Product Forge and the Cancer Innovation Challenge are running an open cancer "data dive" event at CodeBase in Edinburgh from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th June 2017.
Entrepreneurially minded data scientists and analysts, clinicians, designers, and software engineers will spend 3 days and 3 nights side by side developing data focused projects to improve cancer care in the NHS in Scotland.
Participants form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community. In addition to a large collection of NHS open data, participants will also have access to computer generated synthetic data. These are representative of the structure but not the content of the following data sets used by the NHS:
This new data released for the event enables the development of tools and processes that could later, with appropriate NHS data control, be applied in real healthcare settings. The source code used for its generation will also be released, and there will be an opportunity to build on the original work on the synthetic data sets.
Whether you already have an idea that you would like to prototype or you would just like to make new connections, we invite you to come along and meet talented people with a shared interest in innovation in cancer care.
Use this opportunity to develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals, meet potential employers or even kick-start your own company while working on an important subject that affects many lives.
All our participants receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue, and the top ranking teams can access support to develop their concept beyond the event, including further access to NHS experts and data.
The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a collaboration between the Data Lab, the Digital Health & Care Institute, and Stratified Medcine Scotland, funded by the Scottish Funding Council and supported by NHS National Services Scotland, the Usher Institute, the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, The University of Edinburgh, the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, and Stirling University.
Thanks to our sponsors for supporting the Cancer Data Dive!