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!
MedHack Connect (Online): 3rd May 2022
MedHack Elevate (In-Person): 6th - 8th May 2022
Location: Woodside Technology and Engineering Building, Monash University
Prizes: Over $1500 in prizes including networking and mentoring opportunities!
Tickets: Tickets are $45 and include meals across the weekend as well as a merch bag with a T-shirt and gifts from our sponsors. Register now!
MedHack Elevate is being run by Monash Young MedTech Innovators and 4DMedical, and sponsored by Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, Planet Innovation and Deloitte!
Overview: This year's theme recognises the overwhelming magnitude and complexity in the problems plaguing public and private hospitals alike, which have been 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. This theme focuses on finding and administering solutions to improve the accessibility, communication, efficiency, and sustainability of hospitals, and maintain health, wellbeing and equity for all individuals affected by the hospital system.
Subtopics: Teams will be given a subtopic when matched with their Co-designer to base their solution around!
THIS YEAR'S THEME IS:
Achieving Healthy Hospitals
PREVIOUSLY ON MEDHACK...
MedHack has been previously run 3 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.