NEXTWAVE MEDTECH HACKATHON Is a student-led health hackathon integrated with the Clinician Entrepreneurship Change Agents Program (CECAP) established by Griffith University in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. It’s the main innovation-driving initiative of the Next Wave Medtech community. The hackathon aims to connect promising clinician entrepreneurs with up-and-coming engineers, designers, business experts and healthcare personnel for ideating, designing, and building out their innovative device, software or digital solutions.
NEXTWAVE MEDTECH HACKATHON
@GRIFFITH Innovation Centre | Cohort Innovation Space
Innovate solutions to real-world health problems with a passionate inter-disciplinary team.
Liaise with clinicians and form a bond by demonstrating your capabilities in solving problems.
Ever dream of having your own start-up? Learn the core processes behind building a start-up by engaging with industry leading mentors.
A social information evening about the schedule of the hackathon. Meet the clinicians of the CECAP program and hear them describe the problems they wish to solve. Project applications start!
5PM | THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 | GRIFFITH INNOVATION CENTRE, COHORT
Project team applications close 24hrs after Innovator Meet-up and are released the following Monday.
Meet with your team and start building!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Progressive development of ideas and sharing of insights within teams.
Opportunity for engagement between clinicians and students.
SEPTEMBER 4 – SEPTEMBER 30
Focused development of ideas with mentoring and support.
Detailed schedule to be released.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 | Venue TBC
Post-hack pitch amongst teams, mentors and sponsors.
Prizes are awarded based on criteria.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 | Venue TBC
Empowering students and clinicians to navigate the development pipeline through workshops and mentoring.
DETAILS TO COME.
~At NEXTWAVE MedTech we believe in learning by doing~
~We want to connect problems with problem solvers~
~Connect clinicians with innovative ideas to driven students who can assist in the research, design, build, market and commercialising of ideas~
~Provide students from across engineering, medicine, design, marketing, health science the opportunity to learn how to build startups in health with connections, mentorship, learning and support along their journey~
Medicine is evolving, and innovation is achieved at the intersection of disciplines. We need to elevate our methods, resources and sense of collaboration to rise to the challenges of the future.