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On 25–26 April Liepāja Business Incubator will host a hackathon sprint. The goal of the hackathon is to develop ideas for an e-tool with the aim of creating ICT solutions or applications to prevent various diseases among young people.

Pilot projects of 6 countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Germany) will be presented during the hackathon. The projects address lifestyle-related health problems among young people and planned actions to decrease the problems. Based on the countries’ examples the teams will have 24 hours to develop an idea for an ICT solution or e-tool (an application, for example) that could be used to intervene in one of the problems presented.

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Participants of the event will be introduced to existing ICT solutions for health promotion and disease prevention by developers.

Teams of 2-3 people are invited to participate: companies, entrepreneurs, students.

Please register your team here.

All others interested in learning more about ICT solutions for health promotion, disease prevention and networking are welcome to attend the event on 26 April.

The winner will be determined by an international jury. The prize for realising a creative idea: 800 EUR

Language of the event: English

PROGRAMME

25 April
08:45 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:30 Opening 
09:30 – 10:30 Examples from 6 countries – lifestyle related diseases among young people 
10:30 – 10:45 Start of hackathon

26 April 
08:45 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 10:30 Presentations of existing e-tools (TBA)
10:30 – 12:30 Presentations by hackathon participants
12:30 – 12:45 Conclusion and announcement of the winner
12:45 – 14:00 Networking

The hackathon is organized as a part of the Interreg BSR Project BaltCityPrevention (Baltic cities tackle lifestyle related diseases – The development of an innovative model for prevention interventions targeting public health authorities in the Baltic Sea Region). Visit www.baltcityprevention.eu for more information. The event is organized by Liepāja City Municipality, SIA Telemedica, Liepāja Business Incubator and Rīga Stradiņš University.