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Spot needs in the field – and innovate
Our Hackathon for Humanitarian SurgicalCare 2017 was organized by MSF Japan in partnership with Japan Biodesign Faculties. This was the first hackathon organised by the Japan Innovation Unit, and we picked ‘Humanitarian Surgical Care’ as a theme because we identified it as a technical area with unmet needs: a perfect example of where MSF needs innovation. Using this experience as a package, the unit wants to increase interest in holding hackathons within MSF and beyond.
A hackathon is an intense event that brings together medical personnel, engineers, developers, businesspersons, designers and end-users to brainstorm and build innovative solutions to address challenges.
Progress so far
The programme has been packaged and offered on a request basis.
- MSF Field Projects and any humanitarian actors
Last update: September 2017
MSF Japan Innovation Unit
MSF Japan Innovation Unit is providing innovative ideas of solutions to the MSF activities. If you, either as a company or as a professional, have an idea that would be beneficial to our projects as well as patients, please contact us. Your innovative proposal is always appreciated.
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