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The Grand Nordic Health Hackathon

Nordic Innovation is initiating personalized services

  • 177 Participants
  • 75,000 Invested
  • 0 Uninvested


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Health, Demography and Quality of Life are about creating a holistic approach for a sustainable future for Nordic Health sector.

On a global level, demographic challenges have a major impact on health care systems. Nordic countries have a growing proportion of elderly people and an increased prevalence of lifestyle and chronic diseases.

The Nordic region is facing those challenges head on and is going through a transformation process. The best way for increased quality of life is to prevent you from becoming sick. Currently, approximately 10% of the GDP is spent on treatment and 0,3% on prevention. The Nordics want to see more focus on preventive health and the ratio becoming 5/5. As a result, we are adapting our technology and business models to center around integrated care, personalized medicine, value-based healthcare and population health management. Agility, transparency and data sharing are the key elements to this transformation.

We believe Nordic cooperation is key to maintain our position as global front runners and secure a competitive future for the health related industries. 

Our vision is that by 2030, the Nordics will be the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world, providing the best possible personalized health care for all its citizens.

What is the Grand Nordic Health Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an event where solutions are created through rapid prototyping and innovation in a short span of time. 

A diverse group of participants will create apps, programs, procedures or inventions that can become their own entities and potentially change the world. 

At the Nordic Health hack we want to create innovative patient facing digital solutions, i.e. something digital that improves the health and quality of life for everyday people. 

You don´t need to sign up as a team, you can sign up by yourself and we’ll find a team for you. You don’t need to have an idea, you don’t need to know how to code or design, your input and specialization will be an invaluable part of the Hackathon.

Nordic Innovation challenge:

To claim the grand prize you must create a solution to the Nordic Innovation challenge. The challenge is to develop innovative personalised digital solutions that will improve the health and quality of life for Nordic citizens. 

We encourage solutions that focus on prevention but we are also happy to see solutions focusing on treatment and care. 

The aim of this challenge is to take further steps towards our vision of making the Nordics the most sustainable and integrated health region in the world by 2030, providing the best possible personalised health care for all its citizens.

Judges criteria:

Nordic Impact, Can this solution have a real and valuable impact to Nordic citizens and ecosystem?

Progress, How have the team progress during the Hackathon, is there a prototype or something tangible?

UI/UX, Is the end to end user experience good enough?

Creativity, Is this solutions creative enough?

Scalability, Is this solution a local or a global solution, what is the growth potential?