An innovative era in India-Israel relations begins at WeSchool with Med4Dev India-Israel Affordable Healthcare Hackathon

Jul 20, 2016 | Posted by admin in Campus Corner, Events & Happenings   No Comments »
The innovative  spirit of the  technocrats,artists,designers,developers and MBA students come together in a Hackathon dedicated to Healthcare revolution. University of Tel Aviv’s  Pears Program for global Innovation and  Prin L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management(WeSchool )come together  to host the Med4Dev India Israel Affordable Health care Hackathon.

36 Hours,4 Cities,9 Challenge Areas
One Goal :Affordable Healthcare Solutions for India

The Med4Dev India-Israel Affordable Healthcare Hackathon will take place parallel in 4 locations for 3 days in, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Hyderabad, on 22nd-24th July 2016. With WeSchool’s partnership with Tel Aviv University to develop bridges between the Indian and Israeli innovation ecosystems, the Healthcare Hackathon is a step forward in its collaboration with the University’s Pears Program for Global Innovation. The  Hackathon is also supported by  a conglomerate of prestigious bodies like : Start-up Nation Centre (Tel Aviv), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE, Mumbai) ,T-HuB (Hyderabad),10,000 start-ups(A NASSCOM Initiative, Hyderabad) , and Creators (Tel Aviv).

“WeSchool has been at the forefront in providing students with reputable platforms to participate in various initiatives that help in contributing towards nation building through international collaborative efforts. Equality to having access to effective healthcare solutions is important for country like ours. The Urban poor are unable to afford health care and the rural population is faced with accessibility and affordability challenges. Innovation in healthcare needs to address this fast and effectively. Through this Hackathon, WeSchool will combine energies with the Tel Aviv University and other partners such as TiE to complete the circle from Identifying the problem to actually bringing out affordable healthcare solutions into the market. Technology that can disrupt the current inequalities that endanger human life is our aim. The Hackathon is a starting point. With the Healthcare program at WeSchool and the capabilities of Tel Aviv University we hope to create an ecosystem that will truly contribute to improving healthcare in India.” – Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool.

Challenges/ tracks:
  1. Anaemia Diagnostic test for young girls ( Naandi foundation)
  2. Food monitoring test for infants (Naandi Foundation )
  3. Hearing impairment screening and diagnostics (Meltronics)
  4. Real-time,personal monitoring device for pregnant women (NICE foundation)
  5. Smart pills and digestibles (IMS Health)
  6. Managing the side-effects of chemotherapy for patients in remote area(Manipal hospitals)
  7. Improving access to funding for cancer treatments(Manipal hospitals)
  8. Psychological counselling platform for cancer patients (Manipal hospitals)
  9. Technology for tracking of children’s immunisation (Doctors for you )

The winners of the Hackathon will receive 1 lakh (US$ 1,500) cash prize for each sponsored challenge, 45-day mentoring package for the best team ideas, Trip to Tel-Aviv for a 1 week fully paid acceleration package ,  a spot at the best, newest, friendliest accelerators in Israel and India and  a   Pitch for next investment to India’s leading VCs

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