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FUTURE
HEALTH
2071

DIGITAL HEALTH HACKATHON
TO INNOVATE FORWARD

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention teams up with Entrepreneur, and BOLT to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and help you do things differently to tackle the healthcare challenges of tomorrow.

Future Health Hackathon 2071 is for curious minds, innovative spirits and futuristic individuals from around the world who want to be part of this unique virtual hackathon experience in the UAE

Got an idea that you believe can change healthcare as we know it today?

If yes, then this three- day long Hackathon is for you. It will provide you a medium to fuel your out-of-the box mindset, be coached and bring your ideas to success.

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What is the
Future Health 2071
Digital Hackathon?

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Entrepreneur ME, and BOLT are calling all international developers, designers, marketers, nurses, doctors, students, healthcare professionals to tackle the future challenges of healthcare to participate at the first Future Health 2071 Hackathon.

In just 72 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you will meet the very best mentors, co-founders, and entrepreneurs who are ready to help you get started.

All attendees will receive (perks) and attending certificates. Top 3 winners will receive as a 1st prize winner USD 5,500, 2nd prize winners receive USD 2,700 and 3rd prize winners receive USD 1,350 grants to support building their business.

The Challenges

AI

Challenge statement:

How might we improve disease prevention and diagnosis, based on individual medical and personal history, using AI-based solutions?

What are we looking for?
• Technology-based solutions that are using AI

Personalized Medicine

Challenge statement:

How might we empower citizens to have better access points to their healthcare data to receive diverse, personalized solutions from healthcare professionals?

What are we looking for?
• No medicine-based solutions • Using technology-based solutions

Accessibility to healthcare

Challenge statement:

How might we use technology to give individuals access to the healthcare they need anytime, anywhere?

What are we looking for?
• Hardware or software based solutions

Program Timeline Overview

01


TICKETS

Registration will be open to everyone. Attendees can join with an idea or we connect them with the idea.

03

IDEA DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting ideas is 48 hours before the event kicks-off on Saturday February 20th to give enough time for mentors to select the best ideas.

05

DAY BEFORE EVENT

24 hours before Future Health 2071 Hackathon starts, the top selected ideas are communicated to all attendees and they have one day to form their teams.

07

THE
KICKOFF

Event kick-off with some opening remarks and agenda will be done through a webinar. On Friday Teams start working. We will be introducing some tips and resources to support your mentoring sessions.

02

IDEA SUBMISSION

The moment we make the event live, participants will be invited to submit their idea through a Google Form that BOLT will set this up. Please fill in this Type form.

04

IDEA SELECTION

The panel of mentors will vote on the ideas. They will be given a Idea Selection Judging Rubric – this will be shared with you. The panel will select the top ones to move forward to the weekend (max. Number of projects will depend on your number of participants. We believe that, for example, if you attract 1,000 participants, selecting the top 100 ideas is a good balance).

06

TEAM FORMATION

Teams will be formed over Slack and we will set up a participant directory for your event, to facilitate this engagement process.

08

FINALS & WRAP-UP

On Sunday mid-day, teams will need to submit their idea with a video via another Google Form. The judging team will vote and the top 3 teams will be invited to a live virtual Demo Day in the evening. Then, winners will be announced.

01


TICKETS

Registration will be open to everyone. Attendees can join with an idea or we connect them with the idea.

02

IDEA SUBMISSION

The moment we make the event live, participants will be invited to submit their idea through a Google Form that BOLT will set this up. Please fill in this Type form.

03

IDEA DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting ideas is 48 hours before the event kicks-off on Saturday February 20th to give enough time for mentors to select the best ideas.

04

IDEA SELECTION

The panel of mentors will vote on the ideas. They will be given a Idea Selection Judging Rubric – this will be shared with you. The panel will select the top ones to move forward to the weekend (max. Number of projects will depend on your number of participants. We believe that, for example, if you attract 1,000 participants, selecting the top 100 ideas is a good balance).

05

DAY BEFORE EVENT

24 hours before Future Health 2071 Hackathon starts, the top selected ideas are communicated to all attendees and they have one day to form their teams.

06

TEAM FORMATION

Teams will be formed over Slack and we will set up a participant directory for your event, to facilitate this engagement process.

07

THE
KICKOFF

Event kick-off with some opening remarks and agenda will be done through a webinar. On Friday Teams start working. We will be introducing some tips and resources to support your mentoring sessions.

08

FINALS & WRAP-UP

On Saturday mid-day, teams will need to submit their idea with a video via another Google Form. The judging team will vote and the top 3 teams will be invited to a live virtual Demo Day in the evening. Then, winners will be announced.

Innovation
in Healthcare

Organisers and participants alike are empowered to engage in technologies and innovations of their choice, across any aspect of healthcare that you think would drive impact!

Agenda

February 19, 2021

All ideas to be submitted on the Type Form by 6 PM

February 20, 2021

Time Activity
9:00 Official Launch ceremony
9:30 Announcement of selected ideas
10:00 Networking / ice-breaker
10:30 Team formation on Slack
12:00 Lunch break
Time Activity
14:00 Coaching / Mentoring
16:00 Workshop
18:00 Coaching / Mentoring
22:00 Wrap up Day 1

February 21, 2021

Time Activity
9:00 Facilitator talk
9:30 Teams start working
10:30 Mentoring session
12:30 Lunch break
Time Activity
14:00 Coaching / Mentoring
16:00 Workshop
18:00 Coaching / Mentoring
22:00 Wrap up Day 2

February 22, 2021

Time Activity
8:30 Event kick-off by facilitator
9:30 Pitching workshop
11:00 Deadline for video submission
12:00 Judges reviewed Top 20 ideas
Time Activity
13:00 Judges select Top 3 winners
14:00 Top 3 winners are announced
14:30 Closing words and awards

Mentors

Carlos Melo

Technology Lead at BOLT

Dulce Rose Lada

Operations Associate at BOLT

Naeem Sayes

Program Associate at BOLT

Misan Abu Rmaileh

VP, Business Development at NewBridge Pharmaceuticals

All mentors loaded
No more mentors to load

Judges

Kamel Ghammachi

Co-Founder & Chairman, Genpharm

Dr. Adil Sajwani

Family Medicine Specialist // MOHAP Community of Practice founding member

Mubaraka Ibrahim

‫Director of Information Technology Department // MOHAP Community of Practice founding member

Thea Mhyrvold

Founder, GetBEE Technologies

All mentors loaded
No more mentors to load

FAQs

Can I join if I live outside of UAE?

Participants can be based in any city in the world as long as your time zone does not extend beyond GMT+6 or less than GMT+2.

What is the idea selection criteria?

• Present and unique idea targeting the Healthcare industry
• Fit the challenges

Can I pitch my existing business?

Yes, all ideas that fit the challenges are welcome!

What if someone steals my idea?

The event is intended to be a collaborative forum for sharing, learning, building, and having fun. As such, by registering as a participant, you acknowledge that any ideas shared by you or anyone else over the course of the event are contributions to the overall experience and community. If you as a participant are worried about someone stealing your ideas, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information.

What are the prizes for the competition?

$5,000 for the 1st winning team 
$3,000 for the 2nd winning team
$2,000 for the 3rd winning team

Can I register for the event with my team?

Yes, but each member must register individually.

How do I prepare for the event?

Do some research. Market research and background information will give you a better understanding of the problem you’re trying to solve.
Update your Zoom account so that we can help you upload your customized background photo for the event.

What is the minimum age to participate?

The minimum age criteria is 18 years old.

What if my idea didn't get selected?

If your idea isn’t selected but you’ve formed a team around the idea, you’re welcome to work on it over the weekend. If you decide to do so, however, please tell the event Organizer, as this may be an issue regarding your teams’ eligibility for prizes.

How can I address the issue of IP for my idea?

As with any startup, the team decides. UAE Future Health 2071 doesn’t support or take part in the signing of any legal documents at the events themselves, and while Mentors with legal backgrounds are often present and able to give general advice, they are not permitted to give specific legal counsel.
While it doesn’t hurt to be clear about your individual expectations from the start, we’ve found that teams who don’t spend time addressing this issue until it actually matters (i.e., there is a tangible product to have ownership of) are much more productive and successful than those who do.

What is the judging criteria?

The judges will use the following criteria to review all pitches:

Problem & Impact 

Is the solution they are proposing relevant in the context of healthcare? What is the value proposition to customers? Did the team talk to potential customers?
Execution and Design 

Have they established a “Minimal Viable Product” during the hackathon? *Note: an MVP is the minimum set of features to be able to start collecting data.

Is the MVP designed well? Is the proposed product technically viable?
Originality 

The project needs to create new solutions or apply existing solutions in a new, innovative way.
Feasibility 

The project must be realistic in terms of the legal, technological and scientific aspects of the solution. It should be possible to realise the project within a few months (exceptions can be made for particularly impactful solutions with a long-term perspective)
Business Model 

Does the project have the potential to become a real business? 

Does the solution solve a core need? 

Have they demonstrated a go to market strategy?

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