Cooperathon is the latest in the growing hacking trend to arrive in Kitchener-Waterloo. The recent interest in Hack the North, Hack 4 Health and Cooperathon prove the mounting interest in this agile, design thinking approach and collaborative problem-solving.
Here we explore the nuances of Cooperathon imagined and produced by Desjardins that runs September 28 until November 1.
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The hacking mentality brings together the ideal mix of patients, healthcare professionals, physicians, technologists, designers, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, business leaders, researchers, administrators and governments. Collaboratively they can break down barriers to innovation in healthcare.
While a hackathon creates inspiring embryonic projects, we need to help these startups to sustain and scale. This mindset led to the Health Innovation Program. Here we learn more about this improved model through #HIP613.
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Toronto Health Innovation Week provided a spirit of optimism for the newest innovations. Patients Included should be the default way of working in health innovation and improvement.
We selected four 1-minute video interviews to include here to capture the essence and optimism of Toronto Health Innovation Week. Read our reflections on the MEDEC MedTech conference.
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We pick out 7 reads inspired by Toronto Health Innovation Week to help reframe your thinking and spark your collaboration to improve healthcare outcomes in Ontario, Canada and beyond.
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These posts resonated with you the most. The top posts in the last 12-months were not necessarily posts written in the same period. This supports that blog posts have a strong lifetime due to organic search.
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Krysta Traianovski’s presentation at the Hacking Health Waterloo Cafe goes a long way to understanding why this health start-up is attracting attention in Waterloo Region.
Sharing their journey and experiences with the group provided us with a glimpse of the compassion and flair of the team. There will be close to 1 million Canadians living with dementia in 15 years. Their technology is poised to bring caregiver relief and autonomy for persons living with dementia.
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These top posts and content resonated with you the most. They were not necessarily what we expected. The underlying topic insights will guide our future content curation.
We had lots of view and engagement analytics from among the 77 posts on the Opencity Inc. blog plus another 73 on other platforms and sites, through 2016.
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Growing old is crap. A new collaboration between AGE-WELL and Hacking Health seeks to bring new energy to challenge our aging health.
Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director at AGE-WELL introduced the joint ideathon with Hacking Health, where teams could win $75,000 of prizes to advance their solutions.
“It is no secret that our population is aging. And the challenge is the same everywhere: To help people maintain quality of life, dignity and indepence as they get older,” describes Dr. Mihailidis.
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You pitched your ideas to the Hackathon judges. You may have won an award. What comes next in the commercialisation process?
Here we offer guidance on how to commercialise innovations from a Hackathon. How do you take your brilliant innovation conceived through a Hackathon to market?
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