The European Health Forum Gastein is pleased to announce the third annual EHFG Hackaton, jointly organised with their partner EIT Health, will take place digitally from 25-27 September 2020 within the framework of the EHFG 2020 conference.

General information

What is a hackaton?

A hackaton nurtures competition built upon collaboration and aims for acquisition of knowledge, which is expected to bring forward new ideas. Participants usually come from various disciplines and often work on their projects in cross-functional teams.


This year the EHFG will broadly seek to explore innovatie and implementable digital solutions to support continuity of care during times of crisis. The specific challenge will be announced in early September once all teams have been formed.


The EHFG Hackaton will take place exclusively online and within the framework of the EHFG digital conference. Teams will work together using tools such as HackerEarth, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Discord – detailed technical instructions and access to individual tools will be provided too participants in advance of the event.


The hackaton will take place form 25-27 September 2020. Teams will have 40-hours to build a solution before pitching their ideas in front of our expert jury. Three finalist teams will go forward and present their solutions to audience members during the Closing Plenary of the EHFG digital conference on 2 October 2020.

The Award

Two prizes, a jury prize and an audience prize, amounting to ‚ā¨25.000 will be awarded to the hackaton winners.

Application criteria

By applying for the #EHFG2020 hackaton the applicant confirms his/her availability to attend the hackaton in its entirety (25-27 September) and, if selected as a finalist, is free to participate in the Closing Plenary (2 October from 16.30 – 18:00). This is a prerequisite for being accepted into the event.


Please fill in the short Google Form questionnaire and email the following documentation to ( before midnight 2 August 2020.

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Passport Scan

Both team and individual registrations are welcomed. Successful individual applicants will be assigned to a team according to their diverse individual expertise and background in advance of the hackaton commencing.

Pre-set teams must include at least one public health professional and team size is limited to five members. The EHFG will assign at least one additional person to each pre-set team. Team members are required to apply individually and should ensure the team name is included on the application form.

All applicants will be notified on the outcome of the selection process before end of August 2020.

Datum: 25 september 2020 t/m 27 september 2020
Locatie: Virtual event