WA Health Hackathon Week 2021

16 - 22 August 2021

Driving Innovation in the WA Healthcare Ecosystem

WA Health Hackathon Week 2021 will bring together a diverse group of data professionals, digital specialists and students to explore innovative digital and data-driven solutions to real world healthcare challenges. We are excited to be delivering this event with out partners Amazon Web Services (AWS), Telethon Kids Institute (TKI), MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub and the UWA Data Science Club! 

Participants must be based in Perth and be able to attend the event in person. You can register individually or as part of a team.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won, including AWS sponsorship (details to be announced soon) and a one-on-one intensive med-tech workshop with Perth BioDesign directors!

Registrations to take part in the Hackathon have now closed. 

What will WA Health Hackathon Week 2021 involve?

WA Health Hackathon Week Launch

Monday 16th August 12-2pm

Hackathon Week will launch with a lunch on Monday 16 August featuring keynotes and case studies presented by experts in the WA healthcare sector, followed by an opportunity for networking with food and drink provided.

Getting Ready to Innovate

Monday 16th – Friday 20th August

Participants will get access to their full challenge details and datasets on Monday 16 August. Then throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to attend upskilling sessions run by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the WA Data Science Innovation Hub and Perth Biodesign.

Details on data access and upskilling will be provided to participants once registrations close.

Ideation and Prototyping

Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd August

During the Weekend Collaboration Sessions (Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd August), teams will work together to create prototype solutions for the specific healthcare challenges provided by WA-based clinicians, medical researchs and healthcare practitioners using techniques such as data analysis & visualisation, machine learning, predictive modelling, automation and digitisation.

Pitching & Awards

Sunday 22nd August 3-6pm

At the end of the week, each team will pitch their proof of concept or prototype to a judging panel of industry experts who will select the winning team based on viability, innovation and social impact. Then, the week will close out with a Sundowner to celebrate a wonderful week of innovation, with drinks and canapes provided.

Participating in the Health Hackathon

To participate in the Health Hackathon, you must be based in Perth, Western Australia and be able to attend (at a minimum) the Collaboration Sessions & the Pitching and Awards Ceremony on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Do you have capabilities in data analysis, predictive modelling, natural language processing, automation, digitisation, data visualisation or other digital solutions?
  • Are you a data/digital professional or student?
  • Do you want to connect with likeminded individuals and learn more about opportunities for innovation in the WA healthcare sector?
  • Are you a passionate problem solver looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and grow your skills?

If you answered yes to the above then you are a perfect candidate for our WA Health Hackathon!

Participants can register as individuals, or as a team of from 2 up to 6 people.

Registrations to take part in the Hackathon have now closed. 

Selecting a healthcare challenge

Together with our partners, we have been working with WA-based clinicians, medical researchers and healthcare practitioners to identify and define real-world challenges to be included in the WA Health Hackathon. We’ve received a wide range of healthcare challenges, with potential solutions in the application of predictive analytics, natural language processing, automation, digitization and data visualisation.

When you register to participate in the Health Hackathon, you must select a preferred healthcare challenge. Each challenge requires different types of skill sets, so check the challenge type before you pick a challenge to make sure you capabilities align. In addition, some challenges come with local datasets provided by the Challenge Owner, while others rely on open source data.

You can view the full details of each challenge (include challenge type, data availability, solution custodianship and helpful resources) HERE .

Organising Committee

Supporting Partners

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Register to take part in the WA Health Hackathon HERE

For more information on the Hackathon, contact WADSIH at wadsih@curtin.edu.au