Hack for Food, Hack for Good | London

The hackathon to support the adoption of healthier and more sustainable diets and habits -
Call for participants!

2022 - 2027
Educazione e partecipazione civica, Salute e cura
Tecnologie e strumenti:
Educazione e partecipazione civica, Salute e cura
OpenDot, King's Health Partners, Health Innovation Network - South London - For EU Project FEAST

If you are a healthcare professional, designer, maker, service or UX designer, developer, communication expert, creative or student, and you want to contribute to supporting communities in south east London to improve their health, this is the event for you: sign up here!

OpenDot - a research and open innovation hub based in Milan - in collaboration with King's Health Partners, HIN - Health Innovation Network South London and NHS South East London Integrated Care System, launches a call to participate in a hackathon with the aim of supporting people with learning disabilities and their families/carers to live healthier lifestyles and adopt healthier diets, by bringing together a wide range of partners to create a positive step-change to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

Through this hackathon, you and your team will ideate and develop solutions to promote the adoption of healthier lifestyles through an educational approach, focused on addressing real-life challenges faced by people with learning disabilities.

The hackathon is an activity of the European project FEAST - Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets (https://feast2030.eu/), which aims to facilitate the transition to a food system that is better for people and for our planet.

Participating in "Hack For Food, Hack for Good" means collaborating, co-creating, learning new skills in a creative marathon during which you will be helped by OpenDot designers and makers, international mentors from King's Health Partners and WHO Europe, partners of the FEAST project, and industry experts.

The teams will compete to develop a project concept, and win a two month prize of mentorship, prototyping in a fab lab, acceleration of the idea, and a series of prizes with value up to £4,000!

Be an active part of the change, sign up now!

When: 22 - 24 February 2024

Where: London, at Health Foundry 

Canterbury House, 1 Royal Street, SE1 7LL 

Audience: participation is open to

  • groups up to a maximum of 5 persons

  • individuals*

    *Candidates who propose themselves as singles will be associated in teams. Groups of less than 5 people may be associated with other participants.

Participation free after registration and selection. The criteria for selecting participants will be experience, in order to create teams with balanced skills, and motivation.

You have to be based in London, or you’ll have to organise by yourself the accommodation and travel to the city.

Limited availability (max 25 people)!

👉 Register your interest here 

Deadline to apply: 12 February 2024

(do not wait until the last moment - seats will fill fast!)


22 February | DAY 1 - onsite at Health Foundry from 9am to 5pm

9.00 am - Registrations + Welcome coffee & tea / pastries 

9.30 - Presentations: FEAST, OpenDot 

9.45 - The London edition: King’s Health Partners

10.00 - Presentation of the emerged needs and area of intervention 

11.00 - break

11.20 - Objectives of the hackathon & co-design methodology: frame, goals, tools

12.00 - Icebreaking activity

12.15 - Mentors presentations, groups and area of intervention matching

12.45 - Concept definition and final presentation structure: how to pitch and tools

1 pm - Lunch break! (community lunch, provided)

1.45 - Work group, with (free) breaks

3.00 - Check points by mentors & experts (OpenDot & King’s Health Partners) on concept definition 

5.00 - End of Day 1

Community pub (optional)

23 February | DAY 2 - onsite at Health Foundry from 9am to 5pm

9.00 am - Registrations + Welcome coffee & tea / pastries

9.15 - Opening

9.30 - Work group  

1 pm - Lunch break! (community lunch, provided)

2.00 pm - Check points by mentors & experts (OpenDot & King’s Health Partners) on concept definition 

4.00 - Work group: completion of the final presentation

5.00 - End of Day 2

24 February | DAY 3 (online) - link to attend the online event (9:30 - 10:30am CET time)

9.30 am - Introduction and final presentation of the concepts opened to all 

10.30 am - Next steps & closure

The winning team will be announced the following week on 
1st of March, through an online event opened to all - link to attend the online event (2:00 – 3:00pm CET time)

March & April: mentoring by OpenDot for the winning team 

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