Calling all creative thinkers to hack healthcare access and enter Sandoz HACk
Oct 17, 2016
Sandoz HACk is a competition open to 18-35 year olds around the world to generate ideas and solutions to tackle key healthcare access challenges with the power to make a tangible and impactful difference for patients.
As a global leader in generic medicines we strongly believe that organisations such as ours have a vital role to play in ensuring patients can benefit from latest medical innovation. With an increasing number of people living with chronic conditions, coupled with an ageing population, it is important that healthcare systems evolve in order to keep up with advances in scientific research. The Sandoz ‘HACk challenge’ is a unique initiative which aims to help tackle some of the world’s healthcare access challenges. We believe that the biggest changes often come from amazing, small ideas and we invite entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to participate in the HACk challenge’ and contribute to future access solutions.
In its inaugural year, Sandoz HACk encourages today’s generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to enter ideas that harness mobile health technologies to help solve relevant local healthcare access challenges. Mobile technology is radically altering how care is delivered and received worldwide and the influence of mobile in healthcare is likely to continue evolving in the future.
The competition process • The six strongest entries will be published on OpenIDEO – a global community working together to design solutions for the world’s biggest challenges. • Ideas will be evolved and presented at WIRED Health 2017, a global conference that explores the future of healthcare with some of the world’s best health innovators, where they will present their final idea to a panel of expert judges. • Three winners will be announced and awarded seed funding and mentorship to help bring their idea to life.
If you have a great idea for an app or mobile-based service or technology that could break down the barriers to healthcare for people that cannot currently access the medicines or information or services they need, please visit www.sandoz.com for details on how to enter the competition.