Over 1,000 take part in Saudi health hackathon

More than 1,000 young Saudi hackers – comprising clinicians, engineers, scientists, designers and entrepreneurs – participated recently at the world’s largest health hackathon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Organised by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) with support from Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, and in collaboration with MIT Hacking Medicine, the event took place at the Convention Center at Princess Noura University.

The three-day hackathon, titled “Reimagining Healthcare in Saudi Arabia”, saw hackers compete in 10 different healthcare challenges to advance the design of biomedical technologies towards meeting a target of over 20 biotech startups. The winners were announced at the end of the competition.

Reference: http://www.albiladdailyeng.com/1000-take-part-saudi-health-hackathon/