For a healthier world
hybrid hackathon

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Check out the aftermovie of Hack&Heal 2022!

Details of Hack&Heal 2023 are coming soon, the rest of the website contains information of our latest Hack&Heal.

Reflecting on the current situation, Hack&Heal also opens the door for solutions in each of the three open topics that can support those in need due to the challenges caused by war. Join our hackathon if you would like to develop ideas and solutions to help Ukraine!

Body & Mind

General examples:

  1. Mental health
  2. Well-being
  3. Sport innovation

Examples to support Ukraine:

  1. Handling war-related traumas
  2. Food supply


General examples:

  1. Patient journey
  2. Hospital management

Examples to support Ukraine:

  1. Helpline
  2. Medicine supply
  3. "Care on street"

Health innovation

General examples:

  1. 3D printing
  2. AI & ML
  3. Softwares & hardware

Examples to support Ukraine:

  1. Rapid technologies to support healthcare
  2. Transportation support

The above-mentioned challenges are just examples that you could bring solutions to in the open topics. If you have an idea that is not listed, but is somehow related to one of the three topics, feel free to bring them to the hackathon!

If you don't want to work on a general solution to the Healthcare topic only, Janssen has come up with an extra challenge. Read the description and submit your project in JunctionApp under the Healthcare topic.

Please note that all projects submitted under this topic will be judged as one and only one topic winner will be selected (whether the solution is general, reflects the situation in Ukraine or addresses the Janssen challenge).

Are you committed to your and others’ health? Do you think it's vital to provide the best possible healthcare worldwide?

Hack&Heal is back, but this time in a hybrid format! We aim to gather people from around the world to simultaneously hack both online and offline in Budapest!

Hack&Heal is a 48-hour long hybrid hackathon focusing specifically on healthcare. This event provides an opportunity for developers to work together and help this sector with technological innovations.

What’s our goal?

We are looking for innovative solutions that are realistic and sustainable. The hackathon will be divided into different topics that are connected to healthcare. The exact topics will be published soon on the website


This year - instead of specific challenges - we are going to provide open topics that are strongly connected to healthcare. This way, you and your team will have less restrictions regarding what solution you can develop, and can let your imagination run more free!

The topics in 2022 are going to be:

Body & mind
Health innovation

More details regarding the topics will be coming soon on the website!


Registration period:

  • Online participants: 3 January - 23 March
  • Offline participants: 3 January - 18 March

25 March 2022 - Friday

  • 17:00 - Opening ceremony
  • 18:00 - 23:00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 23:59 - First draft submission deadline

26 March 2022 - Saturday

  • 10:00 - Workshop / team building game
  • 10:30 - 18:00 - Mentoring sessions
  • 16:00 - Workshop / team building game
  • 20.00 - Second draft submission deadline

27 March 2022 - Sunday

  • 10:00 - Final submission deadline
  • 10:30 - 13:30 - Evaluation period for the jury and community
  • 14:00 - Announcement of topic and community winners
  • 15:00 - Live pitch and closing ceremony


Each Topic winner will receive a prize of € 1,500

The Grand winner will take home a prize around € 2,000 - 3,000

* According to the partners’ offerings it can be material, experience or money prizes. Prize subject to local tax laws in certain countries.

About the hybrid format

In 2022 Hack&Heal will mix the benefits of an online hackathon and an offline event. Hybrid format means, that participants can choose how they would like to attend the event. Anyone from around the world can join in online using Slack and Hopin, but you can also choose to attend the in-person event in Budapest.

During your registration on JunctionApp you can select your preferred way of attendance. Select offline or online depending on your preference.

If you select offline participation as your preferred way of attendance, you will get a confirmation or a denial email with all the needed information from the organizers until the 7th of March. If you do not recieve an email until then, contact the organizers via Slack.

The hackathon will be organized in Budapest and the exact address will be shared with the offline participants a few weeks before the event. However please note that there won't be proper sleeping opportunities at the place (maybe some bean bags) and for refreshing you will be only able to use the restrooms.

Although CraftHub cannot cover any of your traveling or accommodational expenses, we will hook you up with food during the hackathon, strong internet connection, comfortable tables and seats and a lot of that infallible hackathon spirit!

For having an unforgettable experience do not forget about the most important things to bring with you to the venue, like your laptop, its charger and some change clothes.

Due to the COVID situation worldwide regulations and restrictions are continuously changing. That's why to attend the event in-person you will need to have a valid vaccination card or passport to verify your immunity. However, we will keep you up to date during the admitting process.

Game rules

Draft submissions

  • For draft submission, you have to create a project in the JunctionApp in the Hack&Heal hybrid hackathon 2022 event, you can easily save this draft project without any completed description
  • When creating a draft project, it is enough for us if you only give a name to your project and choose the topic you will work on
  • At the draft submission deadlines we would only like to see how many projects will be submitted on the different topics.

Final submission

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a maximum 2 minutes long pitch video and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc… whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo and make sure you set it public in the JunctionApp
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form
  4. For safety's sake, double check that your project is in a Final status (not Draft) in JunctionApp

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.

We will have different types of winners by the end of the hackathon. The evaluations will have 2 rounds according to the following:

  1. First round from 10:30 am on Sunday:
    1. Topic winners will be chosen by partners. Each partner will get a judging sheet filled out with the projects submitted to their topic. We will have a topic winner for each topic. The exact evaluation criterias will be shared a few days before the event.
    2. In the meantime, while the partners are evaluating, teams can also vote for each other’s projects on the JunctionApp with the Gavel algorithm. At the end of this voting, those teams who got the most votes in their topic will be chosen into the finalists. (For more information about this algorithm, please read the FAQ)
  2. Second round after the Live pitches on Sunday:
    1. The Grand winner will be selected from the topic winners chosen by the partners and the teams who got the most votes in JunctionApp by the community in each topic. After the live pitches, the final evaluation will open, and only registered teams and partners (including mentors and jury) will be able to vote. Votes will be collected in two ways: from teams in JunctionApp by final voting and from partners via form.

As mentioned above, we will announce different types of winners with precious prizes.

  • The topic partners will provide a prize of 1,500 € for the teams they selected as their Topic winner
  • And the grand prize around of 2,000 - 3,000 € will go to the Grand winner who will be chosen from the finalists by the teams and the partners.

For those, who will participate in the hackathon online, we will use the following platforms so they won’t miss any important information.



the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated.



will provide the place for the opening ceremony, workshops, panel discussion, live pitches and the closing ceremony for those who will attend online. Invitations for the Hopin event will be sent out only to participants of the hackathon (like teams, partners and mentors).



is the official registration and submission platform for the participants. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organized here.



It will be mainly for the mentors and teams. We will upload the mentors’ availabilities here and teams can book mentoring sessions to their chosen mentors on this platform.

Do you want to make an impact?

Don't hesitate to register now!


Why apply?

Network & community

Get connections to professional partners and other open minded innovators


Consult with product and business development experts and get valuable feedback on your solution


Develop the future of one of our most important industries with your idea


Brainstorm with your or other teams, gain experience and even take home the grand prize

We are seeking mainly for students who have fresh ideas that could make a difference but are in need of financial or professional support. Nevertheless, if you are not a student anymore however have an extraordinary idea, do not hesitate to apply!

Any innovators from around the world are welcome! Submit your solution for one of the topics and help us to renew healthcare worldwide!

Our partners




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If you are interested in this years' partners, stay tuned and check back later to find out which companies will join us in 2022.



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Károly Varga

Károly Varga

Project owner
Viktória Bicskei

Viktória Bicskei

Marketing coordinator
Bianka Borbély

Bianka Borbély

Scouting coordinator
Vivien Simon

Vivien Simon

Account manager
Kata Font

Kata Font

Operations manager
Renáta Varga

Renáta Varga

Mentor coordinator
Gergely Bihary

Gergely Bihary

Hackathon expert