April 12-14 2019 – Health Innovation Campus, Sion

5th Arkathon hacking health Switzerland

Entrepreneurs, developers, health professionals, designers and creative minds immerse yourself during 48h within a hospital and a rehabilitation clinic at the Hacking Health Arkathon !

A 4-step process

UNDERSTAND & INTERACT

Take part in one of the 2 ideation meetups to understand challenges at hand: what are the user needs, boundary conditions and opportunities for new solutions.

REGISTER & IDEATE

Register on the interactive Innoboard to submit your ideas of solution for one of the proposed challenges.

TAKE PART & CREATE

48h of hacking to recruit your team, crystalize ideas into a viable prototype and prepare your demo pitch.

WIN & TAKE IT FURTHER

The best projects will be rewarded by our partners after jury deliberation and take to the next level through supportive program. A unique opportunity!

CHALLENGES TO DISRUPT

#1 CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

douleur

#2 AID AND RESCUE INTERVENTIONS

urgences

#3 HEALTHCARE IN HOSPITAL

hopital

#4 OTHER INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SUBMIT ?

autres

MEET UPS

On Thursdays, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Our health experts and patients will be present to answer all your questions on the challenges, ahead of the hacking weekend. These events are an ideal place to connect with other participants.

FEBRUARY 28, 2019

MARCH 21, 2019

meet up, gotham, lausanne gare
A hackathon to reshape tomorrow’s health

WHO CAN TAKE PART ?

Start-upper, student, confirmed expert, geek addict, come and join the Arkathon community during a weekend to test your ideas and/or propose innovative solutions to health issues.

developers engineers

Great interest in coding or real technology enthusiast ? Your competences are essential to test ideas and bring forward tomorrow’s healthcare. Join us!

startups SMEs

Whatever your stage of maturity, participate and seize the opportunity to be accelerated after the hackathon and maybe to win a mandate !

health professionals patients

You would like to see your or the other great ideas come to life ? We need your strong expertise !

designers

UX/UI/Adobe addict with a keen sense of design? We need you to produce a great looking and intuitively functioning prototype… and bring your creative touch!

creative minds entrepreneurs

You’re an expert finding creative solutions to issues, building product adoption.

Come and participate in this unique adventure with us!

PROGRAM

From April 12th to 14th : Arkathon 2019 – 5th edition, Sion

More coming soon !

 

THE VENUE

CRR-SUVA building

Av. Grand-Champsec 90

1951 Sion

Google Map

TECHNOLOGIES

All instruments allowed:

AI, AR/VR, robotics, IoT, chatbot, mhealth, voice assistant, etc.

REWARDS

Rewards to come !

1st prize

With the support of

FAQs

+ - How much does it cost to register ?

Registration and participation in the event is free of charge. All expenses (food, drinks, rest rooms and snacks…) will also be covered by The Ark Foundation and Swiss Digital Health, the organisers of the event.

+ - How to get to the CRR-SUVA building in Sion ?

Direct train lines are running every 30 min to Sion from Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich. From Sion railway and bus station, the line n°2 (Gare-Suva) brings you directly in from of the Clinic (Suva bus stop).

By car, exit the motorway at Sion-est, follow the signposts « Clinique SuvaCare ».

Postal address :
CRR-SUVA building
Av. Grand-Champsec 90
1951 Sion

+ - What infrastructure is there on site (IT, WLAN, network, server, API, etc.)? What do I need to bring with me ?

Wi-Fi will be available throughout the event.

You will need to bring the following with you: computer, charger, adaptor and any other technological devices you may need.

+ - Is it possible to register as a team ?

Yes, however, each person must register individually using the registration form. Then everyone can just join the challenge presented on Innoboard.

+ - Is it possible to sleep at the venue? Can I shower, shave, eat lunch etc.?

Yes, there will be two dormitories with mattresses and shower rooms available. However, you should bring a sleeping bag and a cloth with you.

All meals are provided, including Saturday morning breakfast.

+ - Where can I see the challenges to be solved, as posed by the energy specialists ?

You will find everything you need on our platform Innoboard.

+ - What are the criteria for judging prototypes and final presentations (pitches) ?

The final presentation should include:

  • the issues to be solved
  • the advances achieved in the course of 28 hours’ work
  • a demonstration of the solution being proposed
  • the project’s potential for economic development and sustainability

Projects will be judged on the following key criteria (this is a non-exhaustive list):

  • the quality of the presentation
  • the solution’s relevance and added value
  • the ways in which it is innovatory and creative
  • technical viability
  • economic and developmental potential

+ - How is the issue of intellectual property resolved in the course of the Arkathon ?

All the work carried out during the event is open source, but you can choose to do otherwise if you agree this with your team before you get started.
First and foremost, this event is a place to share and an opportunity to learn and collaborate in a new way.
If you wish to carry on the adventure after the Arkathon, we can support you via our accelerator programs within The Ark Foundation.

CONTACT

info@arkathon.ch

+41 27 606 88 60