A hackathon where all the competitors worked for a healthier world. Not surprisingly, it is one of the favourite events for the CraftHub hackathon team to organize.

This year’s Hack&Heal focused primarily on globally crucial issues, such as the Healthcare sector, Health Innovation, and Body & Mind, but at the same time, it also opened the door for solutions in each of the three open topics that can support those in need due to the challenges caused by war. Competitors got the chance to develop ideas and solutions to help Ukraine.

Partners did not only help the teams with professional mentors but also made the event extremely memorable: EPAM offered an amazing venue for the contestants to create an impactful project in 48 intense hours. Janssen brought an important challenge, searching for solutions that can help early detection of depression and ensure appropriate treatment for patients. And last but not least, FormLabs spiced up the event with a 3D printer that simply amazed the participants.

This year with more than 360 applicants from 48 different countries, 90 participants worked at the Budapest venue and the rest joined online. As a result, the number of projects doubled compared to last year’s event, and 52 projects were submitted. Many of which focused on helping Ukraine. Offering psychosocial support for Ukrainian children, reducing the burden of traveling, or improving the mental health of refugees.

You can check out all of the final projects on the JunctionApp platform and the live pitches of the finalists team on our Youtube channel.

3 winner teams took home 4,500 Euros and the grand winner won an industrial-quality 3D printer as well.

The grand winner team gave us an interview about their project and how they felt about the hackathon – stay tuned for our next article, if you don’t want to miss it!

Check out the after movie of Hack&Heal 2022!