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Open Geneva Hackathon @ Campus Biotech

16th to 18th April 2016 – Campus Biotech - Geneva

CUI announces that applications are now welcome for the Open Geneva Hackathon 2016, 16-18 April 2016 at Campus Biotech, Geneva.

The Open Geneva Hackathon 2016 brings together multi-disciplinary teams to tackle important challenges in global health using geospatial and other sources of open data, in a spirit of open innovation and social progress. Results from the hackathon will be showcased at the Geneva Health Forum, 19-21 April.

Examples of topics from previous hackathons in this series include: building a low-cost high-tech infant incubator; quantitative analysis of counterfeit medicine; improving human contact between doctors and patients; infrastructure-less navigation in hospitals. See THE Port website for more examples of how hackathons accelerate innovation.

Topics for the Open Geneva Hackathon 2016 are being developed by the organizers through close discussions with topic setters who may be researchers, hospital staff or humanitarian aid workers. Short-listed topics will be presented on the event website on 1 February 2016.

To apply to join the hackathon, please go to the registration site and fill out the form. Applications in both English and French are accepted. Application period closes on 7th February midnight Geneva time (GMT+1). Selected candidates will be assigned a hackathon topic and a team of 6-10 members.

Please note that all travel and accommodation costs are borne by the participants. The hackathon provides meals for all participants on site. Participation is limited to 50 candidates: you will receive final confirmation of your participation latest 1 March, after completion of the team selection process. 

The Open Geneva Hackathon 2016 is organised by THE Port, Geneva Creativity Centre, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), système d'information du territoire à Genève (SITG) and transports publics genevois (TPG) in collaboration with Campus Biotech, Citizen Cyberlab, Geneva Health Forum, République et Canton de Genève, Union Industrielle Genevoise (UIG), Office de Promotion des Industries et des Technologies (OPI), Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale (HES-SO) Genève and Université de Genève.

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1 février 2016
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