Maharashtra Health Hackathon

April 23-25, 2021


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Track A: Vaccination & Immunization


Track B: Affordable Diagnostic Tools


TB Detectors

RapiTB Hackfest

Track C: Responsive Emergency Services

Team Sandesh

Track D: Medical Devices for Improving Neonatal Care

Mom’s Sparsh

Vital Kare

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  • Healthcare Hackathon

    A Hackathon is an event in which people with different backgrounds and expertise form teams, collaborate within a limited time frame, and focus on a specific problem or idea in healthcare to come up with innovative, disruptive ideas and solutions. By bringing together diverse minds alike in their interest for solving healthcare’s biggest challenges, problems can be diagnosed from multiple different perspectives.

    Maharashtra Health Hackathon (MH2)

    Maharashtra Health Hackathon (MH2) is a first of its kind initiative to promote innovative solutions for addressing key challenges faced by the Government Department in the state of Maharashtra. The key objective is to make MH2 a collaborative platform for innovators, academia, investors, industry, and the state government, for building an innovation-oriented mindset for innovators to solve the state's most pressing problems by developing the idea into a product.


    We are seeking a diverse group of participants based in Maharashtra. All participants with different levels of experience, professional and academic backgrounds, diverse skill sets are welcome to apply; what matters most will be your commitment to making an impact and your willingness to collaborate. Prior medical background is not essential, we are looking for problem solvers from versatile backgrounds including but not limited to engineering, medicine, design, life sciences, management etc.

    Minimum age to be eligible to apply: 13 years, as on 23rd April 2021.

    Best Idea in each track gets

  • Mentorship for developing Proof of Concept
  • Pre-incubation Offers
  • Opportunities to pitch to investors
  • Upto $5000 Cloud Credits
  • Last date of Application : 14th April 2021 @ 11.59 PM

    Hackathon Tracks

    Track A: Vaccination & Immunization

    Track B: Affordable Diagnostic Tools

    Track C: Responsive Emergency Services

    Track D: Medical Devices for Improving Neonatal Care


    23rd April 2021, Friday

    03:30 PM - Onboarding
    06:00 PM - Keynotes
    07:15 PM - Intro to Hacking Medicine Team
    08:00 PM - Problem Pitching

    24th April 2021, Saturday

    08:00 AM - Mentors Available
    10:00 AM - Team Registration Deadline
    07:00 PM - Practice Pitches

    25th April 2021, Sunday

    10:00 AM - Final Presentations Due
    11:00 AM - Final Pitch Review By Judges
    02:00 PM - Awards & Prizes

    Click here for detailed schedule


    Frequently Asked Questions

    This is a virtual event. Teams will work together throughout the Three-day intense event using tools such as Zoom, Google Drive, and/or Slack etc.

    Yes! Participating in the Maharashtra Health Hackathon (MH2) is free, you are required to apply and be accepted due to a limited number of spots.

    • Mentorship for developing Proof of Concept • Pre-incubation Offers • Opportunities to pitch to investors • $5000 Cloud Credits

    The Challenge is a 36-hour sprint beginning on Friday evening (5-6 pm) and ending on Sunday afternoon (3-4 pm). Since the goal is to rapidly bring meaningful solutions to life, participants should expect to commit Friday evening, most of Saturday, and Sunday morning/early afternoon to the Challenge. Participants do not need to be available 24x7 for the duration of the event but should communicate their availability to team members.

    After the weekend, the best ideas and teams will have the opportunity to co-develop and implement their solution with the support of our partners.

    In an effort to expedite the development and implementation of solutions developed in this event, all products and solutions developed in this event will be open source. Participants shall have full ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to Submissions.

    Participant represents and warrants that, to the best of his or her knowledge, any work product is Entrant’s own original work and is not within the intellectual property rights of any third party, including any former or current employers. If you are unsure, you should consult any former or current employment agreement to which you are a party. Under no circumstances will the event Organizer be liable to you or any third party for any damages, direct or otherwise, arising out of use of this event's work product.

    Teams will be connected with technical resources, data sets, developer platforms and experienced mentors throughout the weekend to help them create, iterate, build, and develop solutions as quickly as possible.

    All participants will require an internet-connected device to be able to access the virtual hacking resources. We recommend using a laptop, but you could also use a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone.

    Participants are expected to come ready to participate – you can either pitch a “pain point” for 60 seconds or join a team once teams begin forming. We ask that the pitches are kept to describing problems, not solutions.

    Please complete the application form found at Link

    No! Participants of all academic and professional backgrounds are welcome! Technical or medical experience is always helpful, but it is not required.

    There are 4 tracks at the Maharashtra Health Hackathon (MH2). Participants will form teams with other people in their track and get judged by a panel of experts in that area of healthcare. Applicants get admitted into a track and even though your project may fit into more than one theme, you can only give a final presentation in one track. The 4 tracks are very diverse and there is something for everyone.
    Track A: Vaccination & Immunization
    Track B: Affordable Diagnostic Tools
    Track C: Responsive Emergency Services
    Track D: Medical Devices for Improving Neonatal Care

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and our review team will try its best to respond to applications within a few days of receiving them. The applicant will receive an email from the MH2 team with an update regarding your acceptance by 16th April 2021.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring a diversity of skill sets and demographics are represented among the participants based on the answers provided in the registration form.

    The teams will be formed during the event. Participants will work together in teams of 5-7 members. We strongly encourage participants to apply individually, this event is not designed for pre-existing teams. More details on team formation will be shared during the event.

    Participants are encouraged to come with these problems in mind, but you do not need to have an answer in hand. You will work with teams to develop solutions that will have a meaningful impact on the problems.

    No, unfortunately we do not allow participants to switch tracks in order to maintain an even distribution of experts and participants across the event.

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    In the spirit of the hackathon, we ask that participants come in with an open mind to meeting new people and listening to other people’s ideas. Out of fairness to all participants, we ask that projects worked on over the weekend have not been extensively worked on prior to the hackathon. Please do not come to recruit for your startup.

    Mentors will work with teams based on their experience and expertise. Mentors do not need to be available for the entire weekend. Once mentors have been accepted, they will select one or more 2-3 hour shifts that best accommodate their schedule.

    Thank you for your interest! Please email A member of the organizing team will contact you to determine how your organization’s expertise, resources, and reach can be most effectively utilized as part of this effort.


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