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With 13 international speakers and many of Australia’s top researchers, this conference brings together experts frommultiple disciplines who will talk on their latest discoveries and advances in health and biotechnology.

Taking place 3-5 May 2016, Science on the Swan is initiated and run as part of the Western Australian Health Translation Network by all five of WA’s universities (The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Notre Dame) the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, the Telethon Kids Institute, the key teaching and research hospitals and the WA Government through the Department of Health and the Office of Science.

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Ideation / Hack Challenges
 

BETTER FOR BURNS
To innovate burns patient management and clinical intervention for better patient outcomes.

50% of burn injuries requiring hospitalisation occur in remote and rural WA, this is the tip of the iceberg of burn injuries which can seriously affect quality of life and leave lasting scars. Ensuring the right treatment occurs at the right time (at the time of burn accident and a lengthy healing process) is difficult due to remoteness and is often costly to the health services with less than ideal patient outcomes.

Research recommends the quality of life following burns must be assessed at every stage of their treatment for better adjustment [Quality of life in Burn Injury Patients, October 2012]

Building and accessing information across a wide clinical knowledge base will improve treatment and patient outcomes whilst building research.
 

REVISUALISING RESULTS
Innovative ideas to revisualise individual patient test results (e.g. bloods, urine, histology, pap smear). To provide more personalised medical test results to improve health and wellbeing by effecting change in behaviors through better communication and visualisation. 

There are approximately 18,000 blood tests carried out each day across Western Australia. Results are often communicated face-to-face by a Health Practitioner and may be provided in hard copy to the patient.

By providing personalised information and revisualised results, these interactions are opportunities to change patients’ behaviour to improve their health and wellbeing and in the long term reducing pressure on the health service system.
 

RETHINKING BMI
To address the problem of traditional inaccurate BMI calculation (height and weight), while taking into account body profiles and fat distribution and communicate these results in meaningful way for individuals.

BMI is an important factor as part of individual health and wellbeing and this solution could be an important aid to help in excess body mass management, health and wellbeing and managing disease risk. The total acute hospital costs attributed to excess body mass were $253.2 million or 5.7 per cent of all acute hospital expenditure.
 

Hack Outcomes

  • Innovation outcome from Science on the Swan 2016
  • Solutions with commercial potential
  • High School Students and broad community engagement in health solution development
  • Showcasing WA Cutting Edge Big Data capability
  • Tackling a potentially problematic and significant WA health factor (sunshine)
  • Networking opportunities

Hack Format
2 x Full Day Hack

  • Tuesday – Challenges outlined and ideation, creative thinking and problem solving, coding hack, prototyping
  • Wednesday – Pitching preparation and  presentation to judging panel

6 Teams of 6

  • 2 x Students
  • 1 x Scientists
  • 1 x Developer
  • 1 x Coder
  • 1 x Marketer

Hack based in Convention Centre

  • Mentors will be present and conference delegates will be able to ‘drop in and out’ of hack sessions as well as provide mentorship to teams.

 

Our Hack Judges
These folk play the vital role of determining who deserves to be crowned a Hackfest champ. They will take the time to meet our hack teams, evaluate the concept and review the presentations before deliberating over our deserving winners.

 

Meet the Host

Andy is co-founder of Atomic Sky and has been involved in the IT industry for over 20 years. He is currently Deputy Chair of the WA Angel group and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Andy has previously worked for a number of professional and financial services companies and managed IT consulting organisations including Readify, and BluSky Online, both in Australia and the UK.

 Andy has worked in most facets of the IT industry and has performed many technical roles with a more recent focus on management and strategy.

 Andy is passionate about the culture of business and the shift in business models towards new concepts such as the ‘internet of things’.

The Facts

When: 3rd & 4th May 2016
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Road, Perth CBD
Start time: Kick off at 9am
Dress code: Comfys to help with the creative thinking process.
What to bring: laptop

Participants

What you can expect?

Two fun and intensive days, working with exciting data sets, coming up with new ways to address challenging health questions and interacting with the health research community.

What you have to do?

The Health and Well-Being Ideation crew will provide you with data supporting the challenges.  You will work in small teams with broad backgrounds – coding, developers, marketers, scientists, industry.

The aim is to present an expert panel with a prototype or a concept after the two days. You will be competing against 5 other teams.

Who is eligible to take part?

Any person over the age of 15 (with guardian permission for those under 18 years) and with an interest problem solving and creative ideas is eligible to take part.

What's in for you?

You will have the opportunity to prove your skills using real-life problems and present your ideas to a panel.  You will be mentored by health leaders in their field.

You will be introduced to Lean Canvas and Group Map concept design framework.

You have the opportunity to win cash prizes.

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Ideation Schedule

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Day 1

08:30
Registration 

09:00-9:15
Ideation outline. Setting the scene for the Challenges

09:15-10:00
Pitching ideas & shortlist voting

10.00 – 10.30
BREAK - Meet the mentors & networking 

10:30
Ideation starts!

12:30-13:00
LUNCH BREAK

13:30
Group work with mentoring

14:00-14:45
BREAK

15:15-16:30
Group working with mentoring

16:30-17:00
Mini pitch, Q&A, expectations for Day 2

17:00
END OF FORMAL PROCEEDINGS OF DAY 1

18:30
VENUE CLOSE

Day 2

08:30
Venue open

09:00
2nd day of Ideation starts, Recap on Day 1

09:30-10:30
Mentor update, guidance on ideas

10.30 – 11.30
Group work – planning for presenting idea 

11:30 - 13:00
Group work – planning for Pitch Deck and pitching

12:00-13:30
LUNCH BREAK

14:00
Pitch Deck - practice, planning, mentor discussion 

17:00-18:00
Pitches

18:30
Winners announced

19:00
WRAP UP - IDEATION CLOSED