You can change the future of healthcare
You know the challenge: Healthcare is complex, expensive, and risky. Yet it’s one of the most important dimensions of our society and economy. If you’ve got the ideas and the drive, we want you to join us and Hack Medicine—find the opportunities, design the solutions, and make it better.
What is a hackathon?
hack·a·thon (n.): An event, often spanning a period of days, in which a diverse group of individuals (clinicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers) come together to solve a complex problem, usually under a general theme.
Companies like Facebook and Google and other successful organizations have applied this method of innovation to solve their biggest challenges. This concept is now being applied to healthcare.
Over the past three years, MIT Hacking Medicine has held almost two dozen events on four continents, in partnership with Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals and leading healthcare institutions around the world. These events create networks, foster vibrant communities and have resulted in innovative solutions to complex problems. In many cases, projects have evolved into new venture opportunities for start-up companies. Hacking Medicine Madrid follows this general model.
Medicine hackathons bring clinicians and administrators together with a diverse group of entrepreneurs, engineers, students, medical residents, programmers, and designers to collaborate openly in events. The process takes a broad range of ideas and concepts and results in new and innovative solutions that can be implemented.
Hacking Medicine Madrid 2013
“Often being fast actually pays out. It’s a good thing to do and that’s what hacking is all about.”Peter Bryant, IE Business School
2013 hackathon winners
Sleep-o-Meter: Home-based sleep apnea diagnosis
Transparent Dental Care: Providing uninsured patients with quality dental care at an affordable price
Smart Pill Box: Improving medication compliance by means of a smart pill box that notifies the patient at the correct time and monitors compliance.
Special recognitions for: Biggest Impact, Best Interface, Most Interesting Demo, and It Just Makes Sense
Hacking Medicine Madrid is part of Ideas into Action, a series of integrated events designed to help Madrid’s healthcare technology innovators turn their ideas into projects with real potential for impact. The Ideas into Action series includes the IDEA2 Madrid Showcase, Hacking Medicine, and the Project Futures Forum.
Hacking Medicine kickoff
IDEA² Madrid showcase and awards
Meet the innovators preparing a new wave of biomedical technologies in Madrid
Vino Español and tapas served
MIT Hacking Medicine MCs will open the day by explaining how the hackathon will work. After a round of preliminary pitchs, hackers will form teams and begin work. The rest of the day is unstructured. MCs and the mentors will circulate to guide and inspire.
Coffee and lunch provided
Finals and wrap party
Final pitches & Project Futures Forum (begins at 15:30)
An opportunity to discover paths for taking projects to the next stage.
A panel of experienced experts will moderate an interactive discussion about pathways for taking your project to the next level of implementation.
Hacking Medicine Madrid Awards and wrap party
Coffee and wrap party vino Español and tapas
Mentors are experts in their fields who are experienced with entrepreneurial technology innovation. They circulate through the hackathon offering advice and support to teams as they develop their ideas.
Isabela del Alcázar
Partner, BioCapital Advisors
Consultant Surgeon, Fuenlabrada University Hospital
Dr. Antequera is an upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon. His main interests are minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery. He is an expert in the laparoscopic and endoscopic treatment of Obesity, one of the public health global burdens nowadays. Other areas of expertise are upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies and soft tissue sarcomas
After earning his PhD in 2004 with a thesis on organ Transplantation, He has focused his research on Obesity, trying to find early markers of metabolic disturbances among obese patients that allow physicians to prioritize those patients on the waiting list for weight loss surgery. He has been associate professor of surgery at European University of Madrid and Honorary professor of surgery at Rey Juan Carlos University and Trinity College of Dublin: He is as well Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and recently became Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also has strong interest in Humanitarian Surgery and is member of the board of trustees of “El Alto Foundation” to try to bring surgical care to the poorest countries in Africa.
Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School
Resident in Cardiology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos
María J. Ledesma Carbayo
Associate Professor at UPM
Associate Director, M+Visión Consortium and Associate Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Life Science Innovation Coach
Dr. Lauri Olivier holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business Management. Dr. Olivier has extensive international life science innovation and start up experience. Her achievements span both hands on, bench to bedside medical device product development, as well as multi-million dollar partnerships with venture and industry. Her credits include successful authorship of start-up grants from the US National Institute of Health, the Wallace F. Coulter Foundation, the Australian Research Council, and the Wellcome Trust of Great Britain, leading to high equity deal valuation. She currently sits on the board of several start-ups, including Kriisa Research Inc., and City Country Montessori School.
Juan José Ríos Blanco
Assistant Physician in Internal Medicine
Dr Juan José Ríos Blanco works as Assistant Physician in Internal Medicine in Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. Spain. His sub-specialities and research areas are autoimmune diseases (scleroderma, vasculitis..) and pulmonary hypertension.
M.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1995 and Ph.M.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2002. Doctoral Thesis: “Non-invasive study of endothelial function in white coat hypertension”. Graded Sobresaliente “Cum Laude” (“Summa cum laude”) and “Premio Extraordinario” (“Special Prize”)
He works as Associated Professor in Facultad Medicina. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and he is Professor in Escuela Universitaria de Fisioterapia de la ONCE. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Since 2008 till 2014 he was Associated Director of the Journal: “Revista Clínica Española” and he is Advisory Committee Member of the Journal “Revista Española de Hipertensión Pulmonar”.
M+Visión Senior Fellow
Carlos Sánchez Mendoza
M+Visión Senior Fellow
Juan José Vaquero
Professor, Universidad Carlos III Madrid
He completed his PhD in medical imaging at the UPM in 1995 and obtained a second Master’s degree in Bioengineering from the Universidad Nacional de Educación Distancia (Spanish Open University) in 2005. His research as a postdoctoral scientist at UPM was focused on medical imaging, and he developed a clinical gamma camera and several MRI prototypes for small-animal and human imaging. From 1997 to 2001 he was a “Fogarty Fellow” at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland, USA), where he contributed to the development of a new generation of small-animal PET systems. In 2001, he returned to Madrid and joined the Unidad de Medicina y Cirugía Experimental (Experimental Medicine and Surgery Unit) of the Hospital Gregorio Marañón as a “Ramón y Cajal” Fellow, and in 2007 he became a senior scientist at the FIBHGM. In 2010 he became Professor of Bioengineering at UC3M. His current research is focused on the development of small-animal imaging systems and instrumentation, and medical imaging analysis. He has co-authored more than 50 journal articles and holds several patents on medical imaging devices.
Research Fellow, University Hospital la Princesa, Madrid
Dafne Viliani graduated in medicine from the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna (Italy) in 2007. In 2014 she specialized in Cardiology at the University Hospital San Carlos (Madrid, Spain). She has a special interest in cardiac magnetic resonance, and during her residency she spent four month in the UK collaborating in different clinical research projects at the Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford). She is now enjoying a research fellowship in advanced cardiac imaging at the University Hospital la Princesa, Madrid. She is completing her Phd in biomedical science with a thesis on tridimensional echocardiography.
The Hacking Medicine Madrid MCs are highly seasoned members of MIT Hacking Medicine who have supported hackathons around the world.
He graduated in 2012 from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and concentration in Electrical Engineering. Chris continued on to obtain a master’s degree in Bioengineering Innovation and Design from Johns Hopkins University, a degree catered towards the commercialization of medical devices and biotechnology.
Chris also has management consulting experience working as an analyst for the Innovation and Technology Management group within Sagentia, where he provided front-end product development and strategy consulting services for medical, industrial, and consumer clients. He also has some experience working in venture capital with RA Capital Management, a Boston based crossover fund investing in the biotechnology space.
Chris has been nationally recognized for his pursuits in numerous business plan competitions and academic achievements. He has been an author on over a half-dozen publications, and currently holds one patent.
Connect with international experts, focus your project ideas, & accelerate your project’s healthcare impact
IDEA² Madrid helps the region’s emerging biomedical technology innovators and entrepreneurs refine their project ideas and connect with the expertise to help realize them.
2015 CALL FOR PRE-PROPOSALS IS OPEN
Project Futures Forum
Advice and ideas to take your project to the next level
Discover paths for taking projects to the next stage in this interactive session, led by a panel of experienced professionals. Final Hacking Medicine pitches and the Project Futures Forum begin Saturday, February 28, at 15:30
Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School
Luis del Cañizo
CEO, Bioncotech Therapeutics
Director of Business Development, CRB Inverbío