WHAT IS MEDHACK?
MedHack is Melbourne’s premier student-run Healthcare Innovation hackathon. Every year, we bring students together at the intersection of design, engineering, healthcare and entrepreneurship in a 48 hour sprint to help reimagine the future of healthcare.
MedHack is open to all regardless of home university, discipline, creed or experience - you don’t have to be from Monash University or studying biomedical engineering, industrial design or medicine to join.
MedHack is a values driven event. We’re passionate about celebrating diversity, bringing about collaboration and empowering students and co-designers to make an impact.
ON THE DAY
Over 150+ students from across Melbourne will compete online for cash and prizes and the honour of winning MedHack 2022.
We will match you and your team with a Co-Designer (a person with unique life experience and two people with expertise in the field) and you will have the opportunity to learn from their knowledge to build something that matters and will make a difference to their lives.
More questions? Read our FAQ page!
The theme of our upcoming MEDHACK recognises the importance of strong herd health amongst our community, especially our most vulnerable individuals, which has been highlighted coming out of a pandemic. The complexity of communities and what it means in the healthcare setting allows our participants to place individuals at the center of innovation. The notion of having a strong community, whether it be health-wise or camaraderie, has allowed this topic to have diverse sub-topics depending on the attendees’ interests particularly focussing on: emergency response and disaster management, people with disabilities, communication barriers, rural and remote care, aged care
Location: Woodside Technology and Engineering Building, Monash University
Prizes: Over $1500 in prizes including networking and mentoring opportunities!
Tickets include meals across the weekend as well as a merchandise bag with a T-shirt and gifts from our sponsors.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Limited tickets available.
PREVIOUSLY ON MEDHACK...
MedHack has been previously run 4 times and has seen high amounts of interest and sold out each year!
MedHack Empowered (2021) welcomed 10 co-designers and over 130 participants to tackle the challenges and build solutions associated with Chronic Disease. The winner, HelpMate, has recently joined the largest venture capital fund, Blackbird, in their Giants Program.
Each year a selection of MedHack projects also join the MYMI Project's team to further develop their solutions! Check out our Projects.
We had our biggest Medhack ever in 2022 with 150 Participants! Our 2022 theme recognised the overwhelming magnitude and complexity in the problems plaguing public and private hospitals alike, which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals and their effective operation are integral to protecting public health and reducing the hardships felt by patients, staff, families and wider communities.