Cologne, 21st of July, 2015 – for immediate release


First healthcare hackathon in Cologne ended on Sunday

One year of preparation and two and a half days for the team to work on real-world healthcare challenges: That has been, the first healthcare hackathon in Cologne.

On Sunday, the seven teams presented their results of their work in front of  a jury in the rooms of the Cologne Chamber of Commerce. The jury awarded prizes for three categories:

Most patient centric idea

Better clinical decision making. Team lead by Jan Stratbücker.

Most creative idea

Data donation in a medical setting. Team lead by Mark Kibanov.

Best business model

Patient centric hospital discharge. Team lead by Maximilian Proppert.

Additionally, we let the audience vote for their favorite team and awarded the

Audience Prize

Earlier Identification of Late Presenters HIV. Team lead by Martin Mengel.


It was a pleasure – thank you for inviting me and Bayer to participate. […] Congratulations again on a nicely executed event. The passion and enthusiasm was evident!

– Jessica Federer, CDO Bayer Healthcare

Thanks for having me and even letting me be on the panel. Kudos for running this community and event.

– Dirk Schapeler, Head of Innovation hub Bayer, California

I liked the hackathon so much, I am currently evaluating the possibilities to run a hackathon on development aid

– Robert Jänisch

Has been a great event!

– Christian Angele, Guano AG

Thank you so much for this event

– Maximilian Proppert

Thank you so much for this great weekend. I’ve learnt a lot and enjoyed great speakers! Please keep me posted about upcoming events. Would like to spread the word. The ticket fee is absolutely worth it!

– Heibi Mahmud

Thank you very much for having me there as a team captain and congratulations for a successful hackathon. It was a pleasure to work with motivated and skilled people. We appreciate the feedback by Jansen and the coaches and are very happy about winning the audience prize!

– Martin Mengel

Thank you very for the great hackathon

– Thomas Müller


Photos of our hackathon were contributed by Thomas Riedel/NERDHUB and are licenced CC-BY. You can find them here:

Dr. Tobias Gantner, Health Care Futurists

Florian Burg, Health Care Futurists

Sebastian Steins, onvaleo® Health Care Marketing

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