• {Life Science} meets IT

    Hackathon, Heidelberg, 19th-21st May 2017

On 19th–21st May 2017, EIT Health Germany GmbH, Heidelberg Startup Partners e.V. and Heidelberg University organized the second “{Life Science} meets IT” Hackathon in Heidelberg. This unique event brought together enthusiastic young professionals and students to develop innovative solutions for current and future healthcare challenges with the help of IT. Young entrepreneurs, engineers, IT specialists, designers and many more are invited to join this inspiring event.

Check out the documentation of the 2016 event and stay tuned for more information!

Course of Action

Participate in our Life Science Meets IT Hackathon and enjoy an exciting weekend with inspiring and like-minded people.
The following course of action is a overview of the events.

Friday 19.05.2016

17.30 Registration

18.00 Welcome

18.20 Presentation of Challenges and Teambuilding


20.00 Start working

Saturday 20.05.2017


11.00 Coaches and Support

12.00 LUNCH Lecture

13.00 Coaches and Support


Sunday 21.05.2017



13.00 Pitch Training

16.00 Final Pitches

18.30 DINNER and Networking


inspiring participants


real world challenges
(or bring your own)


high value prizes


hours of action


We have asked industry, academia and practicioners for real world challenges. We are currently adding to this section, so make sure to check back regularly! You can always bring and pitch your own challenge.

Blockchain for Healthcare: If current systems fail to integrate structured health information, how to integrate and dock data from unstructured and distributed sources?

Healthcare is a complex ecosystem, with multiple internal and external stakeholders, sensitive interactions within the same and other industries. Cross-institutional sharing of healthcare data is equally complex undertaking with the potential to significantly increase research and clinical effectiveness [2]. Globalization & failure to complete data integration of health (EHR) and medical (EMR) records because of incompatible information systems costs human lives, affects mental health of health professionals , accounts for loss of information and increases operational inefficiencies and expenses. In addition, government empowers patients [3] by allowing Personal Health Records (PHR´s), which give precious insights to physicians about a patient specific disease and reaction of medication according to their lifestyle [4]. This information is gold for health and medicine research and development. However, PHR´s  have no compatibility to the EHR´s and other professional health records. Now, the question is: If current systems fail to integrate structured health information, how to integrate and dock data from unstructured and distributed sources?

Data security and privacy are serious challenges in this time of technological advancement. Sensitive information must be treated with respect and stringent privacy environments must be applied in order to open access to key individuals (e.g. patients and General Practioner) for efficient and personalized health solutions. Unfortunately, the current application of central IT system fails on both. The future of healthcare needs simplified, time and cost effective fair handling of personal health data, safe access to medical information on the go.

Please find more information about the challenge here.

This challenge has been provided by Dimitra Papadopoulou / meHealthX

Bowel Diary

Our stool contains a great deal of information about our health and our fitness. Whereas fitness trackers like Fitbit are gaining more and more traction in the broad public, there exists no way of monitoring this other crucial part of our body which evidently holds valuable information. Even physicians struggle to gather this meaningful data on a regular basis. Publications have shown that stool morphology alone—used in the Bristol Stool Scale—allows reliable health predictions and monitoring relevant for all of us.

We use modern digital technology to provide a solution to benefit a great deal of people and customers. This contains the following technological roadmap:
1. Mobile devices, machine learning based technology and preexisting image data are used to develop a mobile application which automatically registers frequency, duration and rank on Bristol Stool Scale of defecation
2. Crowd sourced data is used to optimize and validate recognition accuracy. All data will be anonymized
3. Simplified interaction and transfer of data between patient and physician, health care providers, and pharmaceutical companies will be enabled using a secure API

The product addresses the following people, customers, and markets:
– Monitoring health and health changes for everybody with a smartphone
– Health Tracking and Quantified Self
– Nutritional monitoring and optimization concerning bowel activity
– Diagnostic and monitoring tool for patients with digestive disorders of all kinds (e.g. constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, neurologic disorders, food intolerances etc..)
– Improving care and drug dose monitoring for all patients taking drugs regularly
– simplified and improved dose adjustment for stool regulation drugs
– Enabling information exchange with physicians and other health care providers

This challenge has been provided by Mr. Sang Paik (Medical Student) and Dr. med. Felix Nickel, MME (Surgeon at Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Surgery)

Docplegde – Collecting safety data related to robotics for autonomous surgery

The rapidly developing field of robotics and artificial intelligence will influence medicine diagnostics and treatment in the future. Algorithms will check radiology and pathology results faster and safer. Surgeons are already supported by robots and will eventually be replaced by them in the future. Technology like automatic biopsies are already being researched (even in Mannheim). However the question of liability in case of failure and injury through robots remains unclear. Scenarios of massive harm through robotic operations and compensations claims are likely. Docpledge collects data regarding safety and measures risks related to certain robotic operations, treatments and diagnostics for insurances and others. These kind of data will put insurances into the position to estimate correct fees of their clients and generate more money.

The objective for the weekend will be to create a prototype of platform for collection of information about autonomous or robotic supported operations and their downfalls. Docpledge aims to start working with scientific institutions and their robotic systems in the near future.

This challenge has been provided by Jakob Lochner

Empower patients’ access to digital health innovations

Patients & people shall be at the centre of digital health innovations. But today as a patient, for my specific disease and symptoms, I can’t easily identify all relevant digital health innovations & startups. During the hackathon, we will create a solution to amplify patients’ access to digital health, using big data analytics and algorithms. As a patient, I will be able to easily map digital health solutions for my own individual needs, to co-create with digital health innovators, to join the related clinical trials, and do all this with a free of charge solution.

This challenge has been provided by Janssen.

Gamifying Corporate Office Environments with Health-Oriented IoT devices

Welcome to GameBus. Our mission is to let people play the different games they enjoy truly as an individual, in such a way that they are part of an integrated social interaction.

Thanks to European funding, we have been able to release a free app that rewards teams for healthy physical, cognitive and social activities in a personalized gaming experience. It integrates activity data from the major sports apps (e.g., Runkeeper) with activity data from cognitive games (e.g., Telecom Italia’s CogGames). The app also supports social interactions (e.g., unobtrusively tracking a visit to grandmother for a face to face chat). During the last two years, we have optimized the mobile/web app, we have deployed an open API, we have performed small scale tests and we have realized our first B2B revenues via custom business models. Our current focus is to scale up the app ecosystem by (1) connecting more data sources and (2) performing larger scale pilots, in collaboration with municipalities, care organizations and sports centers.

Target of Challenge:

Integrate smart office chairs in order to remedy against too sedentary behavior in office environments. You will start from the widely acknowledged observation that sitting is the new smoking. You will then join our efforts to promote healthier lifestyles by means of novel digital technologies. In particular, you will integrate a smart chair from a German partner company. This company has developed various IoT devices for activity tracking (ranging from smart exercise mats to wearables) and you will leverage their chair which provides sensors for tracking the quality of the office worker’s posture as well as the activity levels of the office worker. The company only provides the hardware and basic IoT infrastructure. It will be your task to connect that IoT infrastructure to the GameBus ecosystem. From there, it will then be reasonably straight-forward to define office competitions to reward those workers who have the best posture, etc.

This challenge has been provided by Eindhoven University of Technology and Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics IGD

Hospital Operating System: The almost fully automated medical record system

HpOs: Hospital Operating System

A common myth involving health care is that doctors spend most of their day seeing patients and helping the community with their knowledge but the reality is a bit different. Most doctors spend around 50% of their time doing paperwork or making appointments. Although technology is aiding healthcare professionals in doing their job, it can also be a burden if the methods used are not updated and are not time savers as they should be.

The new hospital manager software should overcome some of the following needs:

  • Improved input and output regarding patient clinical findings, admission and discharge.
  • Android or IOS interface for tablets
  • Windows interface for work stations
  • Faster examination protocols for MRI or CT-Scans or other procedures
  • Online medical councils for difficult diseases
  • Ergonomical patient data output
  • Reliable patient id tags for drug administration
  • Possibility to ask the family doctor for the patients medical history.

This challenge has been provided by Nicholas Kormos.

Igniting entrepreneurial sparks

11 new companies have been founded in the life science sector in Germany last year. For a country that has 108 public universities and puts several billion into to research and development, expectations might be higher. Therefore, we see a need for a better translation of research in Germany into new products and services for the benefit of people and patients. Research excellence and seed funding are not the problem. Many researchers simply do not know how to turn a research project into a business idea.

Therefore, we would like to develop a digital solution that provides knowledge about translation, innovation and entrepreneurship to life scientists in a fun and easy-to-use way. The objective for the weekend is to create a prototype for digital solution which addresses the need of better research translation and fullfils at the same time the requirements of a modern, state-of-the-art learning tool.

This challenge has been provided by Eva-Maria Gottmann and Bodo Brückner (EIT Health Germany).

Making thoughts visible - combining Brainwaves with Machine Learning

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California-San Diego, under Roger Bon, according to the British “Times of London” and “Telegraph”, believes that people are every day inundated with the equivalent amount of 34GB of information.

With the rise of technology in the past decades and significant price drops we have access to achievements in AI, Machine Learning, High Performance Computers and huge amounts of storage as well as chips, modules and devices that were not on the consumer market before.
Think about possibilities and ways to interact with patients e.g. based on brainwave generated data gathered from a hacked toy or other technology.
– What kind of information can be gathered with such kind of devices/sensors?
– Could it benefit patients suffering from dementia if connected to personal assistants like Amazon Alexa?
– Would it be of value for an at-risk group on burnout if there was a game to help them meditate with fun and easy?
– Might it even be possible to one day visualize our thoughts to gain insight e.g. on patients who are in coma?
Let us explore and think about new ways of interacting with patients to improve their lives!

This challenge has been provided by Sebastian Stohr.

Living Brain

Cognitive health is one of the most important factors in therapy and rehabilitation of neurosurgery patients. Living Brain involves most recent research in the fields of neurosciences and psychology to create a patient-focused training that really helps patients returning to life. Using digital resources and latest ways of communication Living Brain combines traditional knowledge with advanced technology for ultimately providing better treatments and enhancing patient outcomes.
Living Brain must overcome the following obstacles:

Creating digital game-like practices ready for using in clinical contexts with patients
Building a communication platform for physician and patient
Integrating medical and psychological knowledge for providing the best cognitive treatment option

A multidisciplinary team of health care professionals, hackers, psychologists and designers are best fit for Living Brain.

This challenge has been provided by Julian Specht.

Master Data Creation by the Community

Surgical instrument master data creation by using the power of the community

Nowadays crowdsourcing is a real trend and typically part of a modern business model. The fact to use the collective intelligence to fulfill tasks gets more and more important. That´s why we as a leading manufacturer of surgical instruments consider this type of business model for the master data creation of surgical instruments in hospitals.

Due to the big amount of various surgical instruments from several manufacturers, the master data quality is almost in every hospital worldwide on a very poor level (no images, little text, etc). However, the availability of a consistent master data pool is crucial for the patient safety, efficient processes and clinical results.

How would you feel laying on an operating table and the needed surgical scissor is missing?

With the master data creation app, we would like to make it appealing for hospital staff to create master data for surgical instruments, which is missing. This challenge addresses the following questions:

  • How could the app for the creation and sharing of master data of surgical instruments look like?
  • Which parameters are important to categorize a surgical instrument? Not to forget that a picture is worth a thousand words. We can think of item number, description and manufacturer.
  • How do you ensure the multilingual creation and usage of the data?
  • How do you address the motivation of the hospital staff, besides their daily work, to create master data of surgical instruments?
  • How do you ensure an enjoying and easy to use user experience?

This challenge calls out to a creative team to build an exciting application that has never been seen in the healthcare sector before.

This challenge has been provided by Aesculap AG.

Patients Central

Empowered by automated diagnosis and treatment options, combined with better access to information, today’s patients are taking charge of their health experience. They expect medical decisions and products to be tailored to their specific needs, so that they can live full and healthy lives. The combination of patient involvement and big data analysis (including clinical, R&D, personal medical, and social information) can boost innovation, and ultimately better prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Patients already organize in patient interest groups, use the internet to research their conditions and to interact with similar patients… but what other exciting possibilities can IT offer to make sure that Patients truly are Central in healthcare and life sciences?

Join this track to come up with the next generation solution that puts your patient central-stage

This challenge has been provided by SAP AG.

Traceability of pharmaceuticals: How can traceability and safety under the DSCSA be ensured via the blockchain?


  • Supply chain security is one aspect that has recently won attention, when the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) has been implemented in the U.S. under Obamacare to ensure the traceability of the medicinal product along the supply chain.
  • The Act has been implemented amongst other things to fight the counterfeit drug problem. Counterfeit drugs are drugs that do not contain the intended active ingredients they are meant to and can lead to patient harm).
  • The DSCSA defines steps to facilitate the exchange of information at the individual package level about where a drug has been in the supply chain:

Product identification

Manufacturers and repackagers to put a unique product identifier on certain prescription drug packages, for example, using a bar code that can be easily read electronically.

Product tracing

Manufacturers, wholesaler drug distributors, repackagers and pharmacies in the drug supply chain to provide information about a drug and who handled it each time it is sold in a specific market.

Product verification

Manufacturers, wholesaler drug distributors, repackagers and pharmacies to establish systems and processes to be able to verify the product identifier on certain prescription drug packages.

Detection and response

Manufacturers, wholesaler drug distributors, repackagers and pharmacies to establish systems and processes to be able to verify the product identifier on certain prescription drug packages.


Manufacturers, wholesaler drug distributors, repackagers and pharmacies to establish systems and processes to notify the regulatory body and other stakeholders if an illegitimate drug is found.

The Act enables verification of the legitimacy of a drug, enhance detection of illegitimate drugs and facilitate recalls of a drug.

How can traceability and safety under the DSCSA be ensured via the blockchain?

This challenge has been provided by Manuela Schöner


The following experts will evaluate hackathon results on Sunday afternoon.

Dr. Lena Krzyzak

Dr. Lena Krzyzak

Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) Management GmbH

Lena Krzyzak is Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) Management GmbH in Bonn, Germany. HTGF is an early-stage VC and a public-private partnership (around EUR 600 million under management) between the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the KfW Banking Group and 18 strategic corporate investors. Lena focuses her investment activities on the life sciences including biotechnology, diagnostics, medical technology and digital health. Lena studied molecular biology in Göttingen, Umeå (Sweden), Erlangen and Singapore and obtained a PhD from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Immunology.

Dr. André Domin

Dr. André Domin

CEO of Heidelberg Technology Park

Dr. André Domin is CEO of Heidelberg Technology Park offering 80,000 sqm rental space and supporting innovation and high-tech companies. He is also on the International Board of Directors of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation and serves as its European President as well. He is Chairman of the Tech Transfer Association Heidelberg Startup Partners and Vice Chairman of BioRN Clustermanagement GmbH managing the Leading Edge Cluster on Personalized Medicine.

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara

Chief Product Expert Personalized Medicine

Dr. Clemens Suter-Crazzolara is VP Product Management for Precision Health. He is responsible for defining SAP’s product portfolio in the health area, as well as business development and partner engagement. Clemens has a PhD in cell-biology from the University of Basel (Switzerland) and a biology degree from the University of Amsterdam. As a research leader on the intersection of the human genome project and neurodegenerative diseases, he contributed to 25+ publications. Clemens is a business leader and evangelist in innovation and technology, with a strong understanding of big data analytics, cloud computing and digitalization.


The following mentors and experts will be available to support progess of your challenge. We are currently adding mentors, so make sure to check back regularly.

Andrea Kranzer

Andrea Kranzer

CEO of balloonas GmbH

Dr. Andrea Kranzer is an angel investor, investing in IT- and healthcare-Startups. Her special areas of expertise are strategy development, business modelling and marketing. Besides that, she is founder and CEO of „balloonas.com“, an internet plattform, which provides new ideas for kids birthday parties. She holds a PhD degree in healthcare economics and worked in Life Science/Medical for Roche Diagnostics, Bertelsmann and a consulting Company.

Annabelle Grimm

Annabelle Grimm

Business Support & Communications Manager at EMBLEM

Annabelle has a background in Molecular Biology and holds a PhD from the KIT. She currently works at EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH, the technology transfer arm of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. One aspect of her role is to support existing EMBL spin-off companies as well as spin-off projects in the early stages especially by helping founders to identify and apply for funding options.

Bodo Brückner

Bodo Brückner

Entrepreneurship Manager at German EIT Health GmbH

After his studies of Biology at the University of Heidelberg, Bodo Brückner was awarded his doctorate at the Center of Molecular Biology (ZMBH) in Heidelberg. He then started postdoc positions at the Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina "López-Neyra" in Granada (Spain) and at the DKFZ in Heidelberg. At the DKFZ he worked on cancer epigenetics and was involved in several translational research projects with Cancer Research United Kingdom, Clavis Pharma ASA, Bayer HealthCare and Beiersdorf AG. He also worked as a consultant scientist (2011-2016) and as as an innovation manager at BioRN Clustermanagement (2011-2015). To foster life science entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups, Dr. Brückner teaches Master and PhD students at the Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program at Heidelberg University. He is also an expert for Science4Life.

Since April 2015, Bodo Brückner has been working as Entrepreneurship Manager at German EIT Health GmbH. He is also member of the EIT Health Education Committee and leads the Digital Hub in EIT Health Campus.

Christian Haydn

Christian Haydn

Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney

Christian Haydn studied physics at the University of Regensburg beginning in 1996. He also participated in an exchange program with the Wesleyan University in Connecticut, USA. Following this exchange, he worked at the Wesleyan University during a two month research period. In 2001 he completed his studies with a diploma thesis entitled, “Studying the Spectral Evolution of Stellar Populations using Artificial Neural Networks”, which he carried out at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics.
After completing his diploma degree, Christian Haydn worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics and during his training to become a German Patent Attorney, he worked at a US law firm in Boston and New York.
Christian Haydn qualified as a German Patent Attorney and as a European Patent Attorney in 2007, after he was trained at Müller-Boré, the German Patent and Trademark Office, and the German Federal Patent Court. Christian Haydn has been with Müller-Boré since 2003 and became a partner in 2009.

Christian Schäfer

Christian Schäfer

Lead UX Designer sovanta AG

As a UX Lead, Christian consults global brands including Adidas, Audi, LIDL, Red Bull and SAP in bridging design and technology. After starting out in advertising, he spent the last years building large-scale, enterprise software and tinkering around with next-generation technology. Being a futurist, he explores predictions and possibilities about the future and helps companies to disrupt themselves before someone else does. He’s a frequent mentor at startup events. Technology enthusiast. Theme park addict.

Ciaran Behan

Ciaran Behan

Co-founder and Managing Director of Course Resource UG

Ciaran has a broad technology development and innovation background and continuously seeks ways to apply his energy, experience and agile approach to new and exciting challenges. Whether, mentoring individual life science professionals or developing novel training approaches for life science organisations, Ciaran leverages the many aspects of his broad technology and management background and experiences.

Ciaran has a degree in Controls and Robotics from the University of Hull, along with almost twenty five years of technology devleopment experience. His early career developed rapidly inside some of the largest multinational software corporations (Lotus (IBM), Microsoft and Oracle - where he became Director of Internationalisation for the CRM division). Later he reignited his passion for robotics, through life science technology development at his successful biotech startup, Biobotica LLC and later at EMBL Heidelberg. Most recently Ciaran has moved into a mentoring, coaching and consulting role at his Course Resource startup as well as being heavily involved in the Heidelberg Makerspace movement.

David Wehner

David Wehner

Co-founder and Managing Director of Venneos

David studied TUM-BWL and Molecular Biotechnology at the TU Munich. In addition, he received a degree in technology management from the ‘Center for Digital Technology and Management’ (CDTM) in Munich. David is one of the co-founders and managing directors of Venneos. Venneos develops and markets the CAN-Q, a silicon-chip-based imaging system for the analysis of biological cells.

In 2015, David was nominated as one of the 40 top entrepreneurial talents under 40 by the magazine Capital and, in 2016, labiotech.eu named him one of the Top 10 European Biotech Entrepreneurs under 30. He also serves as a member of the judging committee for the Science4Life Business Plan competition.

Eligiusz Skwara

Eligiusz Skwara

CEO at Concepts2Capital GmbH

Eligiusz is the founder and CEO of Concepts2Capital GmbH, a business-consulting company located in Mannheim, Germany. His expertise lies in the areas of Company Building, Business Development and Investor-Readiness. His motto: The ability to think in Value Chains and Business Models is crucial, when building innovative and successful companies.

Before he founded Concept2Capital, Eligiusz was investment manager of a venture capital fund. He started his career at Ernst&Young in the transaction advisory department, serving national and international clients.

Frank Rust

Frank Rust

Co-founder, SOMMERRUST GmbH

As an Innovation Consultant, Frank always aims for the sweet spot at which viability, technological possibilities and customer needs meet. He is the co-founder of SOMMERRUST, a new consultancy that focuses on business model innovation and transformation for established companies.

Together with his co-founder, Frank has developed a user-centric methodology that uses both classic strategic management and Start-Up tools as well as Design Thinking in order to create innovations that deliver real value to the customer. Previously, Frank worked several years as a Design Thinking Coach and Solution Architect for SAP.

Helia B. Schönthaler

Helia B. Schönthaler

Technology Transfer Manager at technology transfer heidelberg GmbH

Dr. Helia B. Schönthaler is a Molecular Scientist by training and has worked for many years at international institutions in different research areas. Her research was published in 26 publications. She obtained additional training in Science Management and Entrepreneurship at the IE Business School in Madrid and could gain first spin-off experiences there. Helia now works as a Technology Transfer Manager with a focus on spin-offs for the technology transfer heidelberg GmbH. Her task is to identify and evaluate inventions, as well as taking care of business ideas and startup projects.

Karin Arregui

Karin Arregui

Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim

Karin Arregui is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim where she teaches Biotechnology Entrepreneurship among other subjects. She coaches healthcare start-ups and mentors laureates of the Cartier Entrepreneurship Awards. An alumni of Singapore’s jfdi start-up accelerator program she has coached Hackathons on Digital Health and other topics. Prior to her academic career she worked in medical device development. She studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen and at the University of California Los Angeles and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Katharina Klotzbach

Katharina Klotzbach

Director Startup and Competence Center CUBEX41

Katharina accompanies innovative MedTech-Startups in close collaboration with the Mannheim Medical Technology Cluster. Within her role as center director she supports amongst others founders and founders to be to integrate themselves and their business idea into the strong network of research, industry and clinic as well as into the diversified startup environment Mannheim.

Raquel Riera

Raquel Riera

Head of Innovation and Talent Development

Raquel Riera, she holds and MBA for ESADE and a Postgraduate degree in Management of Innovation and R&D projects. She has more than 5 years of experience in specialized consultancy in life sciences in Antares Consulting and EY developing projects in the healthcare sector for several types of clients, including insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, among others. She is now Responsible of the Innovation Fellowship program at Biocat.

Silvia Ramirez

Silvia Ramirez

Project Manager Biocat

Silvia Ramirez owns a PhD in Biomedicine, degree in Biology and Master in Pharmaceutical Industries by CESIF. Prior to joining Biocat, she worked over 5 years as a researcher in the Oncology department at IDIBELL, Barcelona. Later, she continued her career as a Postdoctoral Fellow in The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, being awarded with a Boeringher Ingelheim fellowship. For her last 3 years, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at BioMedX Innovation Center, Heidelberg, sponsored by Merck. Nowadays, at Biocat, she is responsible for leading strategic projects that favour growth and consolidation of the biotechnology and medical technology sectors in Catalonia, especially those related to promote the creation and growth of heathtech companies.

Sonja Wilkens

Sonja Wilkens

Startup Support Manager of the City of Mannheim

For many years Sonja has been supporting startups. She gained experience as conveyor referent of an investment bank, as research assistant of the University Mannheim and has been working for more than 10 years as startup support manager. She is primarily in charge of funding issues.


Accommodation (as in hotel or hostel rooms) is not included in the ticket price. Most likely we will have to close the hackathon venues for a couple of hours per night (security and cleaning), so please make sure you have a place to sleep. We have reserved some hotel and hostel rooms.


Hotel Website
Keyword: „LifeScience meets IT“

approx. 2km from event venue
Special rate: Single Room 54€
Special rate: Double room 78€


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