Digital Health Product Forge

Europe's largest health hackathon
21-24th February 2019, Edinburgh

Join us for Europe's biggest health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours realising the future of health.

Participants form into teams to rapidly prototype a new digital health concept over the four days of the event. You don't need to bring your own idea, and you don't need to be technical. All you need is the drive and enthusiasm to solve an unsolved problem!

Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, or solve a problem that you have studied at university, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

Most of our participants won't have met prior to arriving so don't worry if you're coming by yourself! You'll be supported by some of the best minds in health tech, from data scientists, seasoned entrepreneurs and front line NHS staff. This year we're pleased to welcome the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood and the realistic medicine team as mentors to the event.

Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm start on Thursday 21st February 2019
Crags Centre, 10 Bowmont Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9RY
Event concludes at 9pm on Sunday 24th

Participant tickets include all meals and 24hr access to the event venue. You don't need to have an idea or even know anyone else who is going before you register - all you need to bring is a laptop and your enthusiasm! Our mentors will be on hand from Thursday evening to help you find a team and get the best from the event.

Non-technical? No problem! Events like these are not possible without the input of domain experts, designers, researchers and service users. Creativity happens at the intersection of different disciplines and anyone with an interest in digital health can make a valuable contribution.

Can't make the whole event? While you'll get the best from the experience if you can join us from Thursday evening, don't consider it a deal-breaker. Drop us an email and we can arrange for you to join us at a later time.

Questions? Please email our team at [email protected] or message us on WhatsApp