The first edition of the ESOT Hackathon concluded on 9 October with six finalists competing for the award.
At ESOT, we believe that technology can help patients, empowering them to make the right decisions within their new lives. This belief is behind the Hackathon initiative, which aimed to source innovative approaches to improve the well-being and quality of life for transplant patients.
After an initial kick off July, eight projects were selected to benefit from a series of coaching from top experts in innovation. They were guided over the summer through business modelling, design thinking, and pitching, with the opportunity to speak to experienced coaches throughout the process.
On Saturday 9 October, which also marked European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation, six finalists presented their concepts in front of an expert jury and three were awarded with a prize.
The winner of the ESOT Hackathon 2021 was awarded to the ‘New Life’ project, presented by Karam Vincent, Wojtek Polak, Justyna Gołębiewska, Pr Christophe Duvoux and Eric Buleux. The project aims to develop an app for pre- and post-transplant patients, linking the transplant professional and patient platforms together to create an open network. Collecting subjective data from patients, such as quality of life, and linking it with objective data will allow for a patient centred approach. The app will also provide patients with the tools to manage their transplant journey. It will include social network, patient education, patient directed surveys, and personal organisation schedules (such as medication schedule and appointments).
Second prize was awarded to ‘Living Airlines’, with ‘TRIE’ picking up third prize.
The event was organised by ESOT, with the support of Chiesi, EIT Health, and in partnership with Blue Health Innovation Centre.
Congratulations to all finalists and awardees!