What is HealthHack?

Imperial College is a leading university with world-class engineering and medicine faculties. Health Hack brings our community together to work on ideas which require interdisciplinary excellence. We are focused on serious games in the public health sector taking advantage of biomedical technologies. The mix of bioengineering, coding skills and domain-specific medical knowledge is why you should be excited about this event. You will also get to meet all the amazing researchers and developers who will be there to provide each team with genuine support and ideas because you will work on the causes they care about.

Our Values

This event is our first step in an effort to nurture a community of students interested in games and open-source software development with medical technology. Our aim is to create a community of active young people who employ their acquired knowledge to tackle health issues and relieve thousands of people from their suffering. You - the participants, will shape this community the way you want it to be and we will always be there to facilitate your efforts and make the occasional hotfix when everything breaks 🙂. The three values which should stand out to you when reading this are inspire, share, deliver.


Saturday 17th March
10:00 AMParticipants arrive
11:00 AMOpening ceremony
12:00 PMHacking Starts
01:15 PMLunch
08:00 PMDinner
10:00 PMEnd of Day
Sunday 18th March
10:00 AMHacking resumes
01:00 PMLunch
03:00 PMHacking ends
03:30 PMTeams present
05:30 PMClosing ceremony
Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2BB

Our Sponsors

Team Consulting - We are recognised globally as experts in the design and development of medical devices. That’s all Team do and we are proud of this focus. It enables us to deliver real insight and expertise to our clients.

Everybody at Team is driven by the same desire, to make things better by working in collaboration with clients and each other. We are also an employee owned trust – we decide our future.

Entrepreneur First is the world's leading company builder. EF brings together extraordinary people to build deep tech startups from scratch in London and Singapore. We fund individuals and help build cofounding teams, develop ideas, and accelerate through fundraising from the world's best investors.

To date we have helped over 350 individuals build 100 companies with a total valuation of over $1 billion. Our major exits to date include Magic Pony, led by Rob Bishop and Zehan Wang, which was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m only 18 months after the Founders met on the EF programme.

MedEngine is a Berlin based MedTech startup that develops sensor based medical devices, infrastructure and software. We work with patients and clinicians to provide tailored healthcare solutions.

Fire Tech is the leading tech education provider for 9-17 year old students in the UK, teaching courses in Coding, Robotics, Digital Graphic Design, Photography, Physical Computing & Hardware, Digital Music Production..and much more!

Fire Tech have plenty of part-time paid work positions available to Imperial undergraduate & PHD students to help shape the next generation of tech innovators!

The Enterprise Lab’s mission is to maximise the impact of Imperial’s dynamic enterprising culture in which everyone has the opportunity to develop the contemporary knowledge, skills, and experience to translate their ideas from science and technology into practice.

Interested in sponsoring? Get in touch.