How would you use technology to improve medicine & healthcare?

HackMed is a medical hackathon aimed at developing creative solutions to solve problems within medicine and healthcare. It is a student-run event for individuals from various backgrounds interested in the crossroads of life sciences and technology.

Throughout the weekend, hackers at HackMed will have a unique opportunity to learn from each other, build awesome projects together, and share them with other hackers. This will allow a multi-disciplinary mesh of people working on developing solutions to pressing problems within healthcare and medicine.

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Hackathon Sponsors


$510 in prizes

First Prize

4 Marsboy wireless bluetooth speakers

Second Prize

4 Raspberry Pi 3

Third Prize

4 VOX+ GEAR VR Headsets

Best Use of Data awarded by Oxford Nanopore Technologies

4 £20 Amazon vouchers

Best Use of the Nexmo API

4 Sumo Parrot Jumping Drones


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$30 Amazon Gift Card

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Dennis Wang

Dr. Dennis Wang
University of Sheffield

Richard Ronan

Richard Ronan
Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Gregor Engelmann

Gregor Engelmann
Major League Hacking

Sam Machin

Sam Machin

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness (25%)
    Did the solution solve a real-world medical problem? How much of an impact will it have on medicine and healthcare?
  • Technical difficulty (25%)
    How hard was it to implement the solution? Was it a simple website or did the team build something that we’ve not seen before?
  • Originality (25%)
    How new the idea? Is it the next Uber for doctors or are they creating something groundbreaking new?
  • Design/User experience/Polish (25%)
    Did the team build something with the end user in mind? How polished is the hack?