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Hacking Health Camp

Hacking Health Camp is the dream of bringing together health professionals, technological profiles, entrepreneurs etc. to build the health of tomorrow.

Hacking Health Camp is the dream of bringing together health professionals, technological profiles, entrepreneurs etc. to build the health of tomorrow.

The promise of HHC is to turn an idea into a working prototype in 50 hours. A lot of people have fantastic ideas, but how many have the possibility to realize them? 

By participating in the Hacking Health Camp you enter into health innovation and discover different ways of collaboration.

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Hacking Health Camp

Hackathon: An event during which people with different skills come together for three days to work on a collaborative project.

For a long time reserved for software developers, the concept of hackathon has been exported for a few years now to other sectors, particularly health. And by chance, the largest health hackathon in the world takes place every year in Strasbourg: Hacking Health Camp.

Since 2014, it's more than 270 prototypes and 27 startups created after the hackathon.

Before creating the Hacking Health Camp, the team took the time to observe the gap that exists between those who create medical innovations and those who use them.

Unnecessary features, difficulty in handling, non-existent interoperability … the obstacles to the adoption of new health solutions are well identified. And the explanation is simple. Naturally, profiles from technological fields and medical profiles do not speak the same language. The Hacking Health Camp is therefore there to break this barrier and create opportunities.

But beyond the lack of communication between health and tech, we wanted to make Hacking Health Camp an event that brings together all the stakeholders in innovation. From the outset, the event has been open to all players in the health sector (health professionals, patient associations, healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical laboratories, health institutions, public and private health insurers) and in the digital sector (designers, developers, engineers, tech players, entrepreneurs). It is this diversity that creates the richness of the event.

50 hours to prototype a solution. Innovating takes time, but lighting the spark is much quicker. This is why we designed the Hacking Health Camp to allow participants to prototype their idea in 50 hours. This is really the objective, to be able to, from an idea, bring out a first functional prototype which will then allow us to move perhaps towards the creation of a startup or a lasting solution. Aware that not everyone is at the same level when we talk about innovation and entrepreneurship, we also wanted this event to be a place of learning. We therefore dedicated Friday to motivating and inspiring conferences and training on the European health entrepreneurial ecosystem. Every year, the most influential speakers in the sector come together on this day. Enjoy it. But the heart of the innovation process remains the hackathon. And we know that it can be difficult to organize your thoughts well and get straight to the point. Coaches are therefore present all weekend to support the teams in this intense exercise. It was even a necessity for us that the teams could have support and an outside perspective from experts during prototyping. There are many pitfalls in health and the best way to avoid them is to share knowledge.

What happens next?

It is impossible to anticipate the success of a project in the long term, but those who want to continue are not « let loose » in the wild. We quickly realised the need for orientation of the projects at the end of the Hacking Health Camp. After the hackathon, we remain at the disposal of the teams to suggest the best way forward… with sometimes very beautiful successes (which you can discover right here).

A great team at your service

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Sébastien Letélié

Sébastien is the inventor of the Hacking Health Camp. Always with a smile on his face, he is the one who, after 15 years in medical IT development, launched the HHC. Don’t hesitate to ask him, he will inevitably have an advice or an anecdote to tell you.

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Anna Ferrere

Worried about getting sluggish at the weekend? No way with Anna. Her energy is so infectious that you’ll want to pull two all-nighters in a row. And you can count on her facilitation skills to get your idea off the ground.

Claire Charlotte Gaulier

A childcare nurse since February 2004, Claire is also a project leader: YGIH 3.0 (development of a digital application for hospitalized children to explain their care pathway).

Eric Fossoul

With a dual role of Product manager / Digital Marketing manager, Eric supports companies and startups in the development and implementation of their digital strategy in the #tech #media #techforgood and #health #healthtech sectors.

Audrey Parat

Participant and then volunteer for several years Audrey helps Haking Health Camp participants find their way during the weekend. It is at your disposal, do not hesitate to ask for it.

Lionel Brosius

Director of EPITA, co-founder of Hacking Healch Camp with Sébastien, Lionel is a pillar of Hacking Health Camp. This is the essential logistical support for everything to work properly.

Myriam Ouddou

Facilitator of innovation

Oriane Bismuth

Facilitator of innovation

Dalhia Adjedj

Facilitator of innovation