In the first November weekend – 2-4 November – the UK Open Data Institute in London will host Hack4Health, organised by Coadec, Healthbox Accelerator, the Cabinet Office, NHS Hackday and the Open Knowledge Foundation. The event brings together entrepreneurs, developers and technical startups working on health and fitness data to create innovative solutions and products.

After a weekend-long hacking all participating teams will present their ideas to a panel of experts with the chance to get one-on-one mentorship and other prizes. Some of the judges include Dr Ben Goldacre – author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma and Dr Carl Reynolds  – Co-Founder of Open Health Care UK. The winning team would also present their project at the launch of the Open Data Institute to Tim Berners-Lee.


Participants will be inspired by existing digital health startups, leading industry representatives and mentors throughout the weekend.

Are you a developer, designer, health professional, a mentor or a member of a start-up. Register to attend here:

This event will take place at the The Open Data Institute: 65 Clifton St, The City, London Borough of Hackney, EC2A UK:

For any further questions please contact : info [at]

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Velichka is Project Coordinator of Open Economics at the Open Knowledge Foundation. She is based in London, a graduate of economics (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and environmental policy (University of Cambridge) and a fellow of the Heinrich Böll Foundation @vndimitrova