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Sport and Mental Health Hackathon

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Sport and Mental Health Hackathon

A call for sport for development practitioners to participate (in person or remotely) as a mentor, judge or participant in a "Sport and Mental Health" Hackathon, 20 - 23 February 2020.


Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:00 to Mon, 02/24/2020 - 20:45


United Kingdom

Europe's largest ever digital health hackathon is taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from Thursday 20 February - Sunday 23 February, 2020.

Join us as hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will spend 75 hours realising the future of health and social care.

Open to everyone from unlikely innovators to seasoned founders; whether you want to launch a startup, develop a product within an existing organisation, solve a problem that you have studied at university, or just develop new skills, this event will leave you equipped will the mindset, teammates and tools for disruption.

Unique opportunity for sport for development practitioners

There will be a special "sport and mental health" track, and you can take part remotely (or in person) in three ways:

  1. You can be a mentor
  2. You can be a panel judge
  3. You can be a participant 

The event is an immersive experience lasting four days and four nights, in which participants will design and build a solution to a challenge in the sport and mental health sector. Participants will be in a multi-disciplinary team made up of tech experts, sector experts, and business development experts. Participants will also receive mentoring from the track mentors. At the end of the four days, teams will present their creations and are awarded points by a panel of judges who have expertise in the area. The idea is that these creations go on to become real technologies or businesses that make a sustainable impact!

If you would like to be a mentor, judge, or participant, please contact Sam Parfitt:

Registration discount code: SAM20.

This event is being hosted and co-sponsored by The Crags Centre, a community sports centre in Edinburgh that helps people grow, on and off the court.

For more information, visit the event website


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