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 18th March
10:00 AMParticipants arrive
11:00 AMOpening ceremony
11:45 AMMicrosoft Fizzyo Workshop
01:00 PMLunch
01:30 PMHacking Starts
08:00 PMDinner
Sunday 19th March
10:00 AMHacking resumes
01:00 PMLunch
03:00 PMHacking ends
03:30 PMTeams present
05:30 PMClosing ceremony
Location: Skempton Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington, SW7 2BB


Our title sponsor McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. They will be looking for the best data visualisation in a project which will be awarded a special prize.

Microsoft wants you to develop games as part of Project Fizzyo to continue the great work which has been done by researchers and hackers so far. Check out this episode of The Big Life Fix to get inspired and learn a bit more about cystic fibrosis. This is real and you can have a positive impact helping the CF Trust and suffering kids. Technical details and resources coming soon!

Stent Tek is developing a novel catheter based system that provides a better way for patients to receive haemodialysis (HD) for kidney failure. With both founders strongly related to Imperial College, we are sure you will enjoy their company and understand their work.

Interested in sponsoring? Get in touch.