Testimonials from INNOLABS 1st Digital Healthcare Hackathon

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After celebrating our 1st Digital Healthcare Hackathon at Infoshare 2017 in Gdańsk (Poland), we want to share with you some testimonials from the jury members and experts invited that got a taste of this exciting event.

Tomasz Mazuryk, co-founder of the FundingBox

"It was a pleasure and a honor to be a jury member during the Digital Healthcare Hackaton hosted by INNOLABS consortium. The event was full of energy, great projects, fantastic pitches and wonderful hosts in the beautiful city of Gdańsk!”

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Hing Kin Chan, owner at HKC BD Services Limited

"The scientific and technical levels of the candidate projects were high. Most pitches were very professional and a few projects had already developed sound business and commercial strategies. There was ample interaction among the candidates and the jury members, which in my opinion, was important in both understanding the nature of the projects and their potential, but also in providing valuable coaching and advice to the budding entrepreneurs.

Above all, I was very impressed by the perfect organization of the event and the hospitality we received. Congratulations and sincere thanks to the entire team of organizers. I hope our contributions as jury were also up to your expectations."

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Marek Pajączkowski, Business Development Manager EMEA at the Samsung R&D Institute Poland

“Izabela Disterheft, thank you for inviting me to this event. I found some really innovative products and few of those who live for innovation. Some of them will have the chance to work with Samsung R&D in Poland to create more features and gather new customers and partners in more than 60 countries in EMEA.

Findair is one of the diamonds but there were more. I would like to say to all of the creative people that there is no greater value in business than taking the challenge once you have a good idea that you belive in.”

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James Webb, Chief Commercial Officer at Neuron Biolabs

“I relished the opportunity to work with you and the Interizon and INNOLABS Teams on the expert panel, and to experiment first-hand the thriving ICT eHealth ecosystem in this region.

I expected a high standard from the participating entrepreneurs, and was pleasantly surprised to see my expectations surpassed. I look forward to collaborating with all involved in the future. Thank you Izabela Disterheft for a great event.”

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Małgorzata Winiarczyk, CEO at General Systems & Software Ltd

“The Digital Healthcare Hackathon at Infoshare 2017 was a truly exciting event with over 20 startups competing for the top three awarded places. As a member of the expert panel, I had the opportunity to talk to some very talented and innovative young people who not only had an amazing entrepreneurial mindset and innovative healthcare solutions, but also the drive and ambition to succeed!

Well done to all participants and a special thank you to my personal favorite (and also winner of the Hackathon): Findair! Well done guys! A special thank you to Izabela Disterheft and to the ICT Cluster Interizon and INNOLABS for organizing this great event together! Let's hope we will meet next year and see more rising stars among the digital healthcare startups!”

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Karol Kozak, Director of Computer Science R&D Unit at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft & Medical Faculty TUD, and External Collaborator at the European Commission

“The Digital Healthcare Hackathon at Infoshare 2017 included healthcare executives, quality improvement and service excellence experts, investors, frontline clinicians, and medical technological pioneers.

The conference activities included more than 20 presentations from high innovative companies and several roundtable discussions. In the company pitches, we explored opportunities presented by technological advances to build global strategies and investment suggestions to meet the medical consumer where the market is going:

  • Discuss innovative technologies that will or would transform care delivery.

  • Examine the practicality of implementing these technologies in health care.

  • Uncover how technology innovation is changing the medical care and remote patient monitoring world.

  • Understand how technology can be used to promote wellness and prevent illness.

  • Outline the barriers for the use of technology, sensors and devices to broad, scalable applications.

Congratulations to all young and motivated speakers for the great show at the Digital Healthcare Hackathon!

It was an excellent meeting to network with professionals who share the same interests. I cannot thank enough to Izabela Disterheft, to the ICT Cluster Interizon and to INNOLABS for the huge efforts over the weeks before the meeting! It has been a pleasure working with conference organizers and other experts, to whom I hope you will extend my greatest appreciation.”

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