Entrepreneurs, the wider technology community, population health, and medical personnel will gather later this month for a three day hackathon focused on solving challenges surrounding public health.

Product Forge is partnering with NHS ISD, Canon, IHDP & SHIL to host a competitive public health hackathon at The Biscuit Factory in Edinburgh over 25-28 January.

The event will see data scientists and analysts, entrepreneurs, designers, software engineers and developers collaborate with population health and medical personnel to create innovations aimed at tackling issues faced by individuals, as well as their communities, such as childhood obesity, addiction, and mental health.

Over the course of the event, participants from a broad range of backgrounds will unite to work on prototypes using guidance from policy, medical and technology experts as well as data to prototype their innovations – which have the chance to have an impact on the major health burdens in today’s communities.

Technological advancements have the ability to alter the way society handles current and emerging public health crisis’ as well as the way individuals and communities manage their health; creating the need for innovators to pave the way to a healthier future.

The Public Health Product Forge will serve as an opportunity to expand professional networks, prototype an existing idea or launch a new product or company.

Participants will receive mentoring, 10 free meals and 24 hour access to the venue. The top ranking teams can access support to develop their concept further.

You can register here.