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Launch of HackHERHealth, a femtech innovation hackathon
Launch of HackHERHealth, a femtech innovation hackathon

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West Sweden’s life science community collaborates to launch HackHERHealth, a trailblazing femtech innovation hackathon

The gender health gap is real. Women have higher rates of sick leave than men, are more affected by mental illness, and have been historically underrepresented in medical research.

This gender health gap must be reduced and completely eradicated. To address this societal problem and generate concrete solutions to solve it, Sahlgrenska Science Park, GoCo Health Innovation City, AstraZeneca, and other members of Health Innovation West are now inviting to HackHERHealth – a hackathon focused on reducing the gender health gap and advancing women’s health.

Using advanced, generative AI tools, HackHERHealth is set to tackle gender disparities in health and healthcare, a challenge often rooted in historical inequalities in research and medical treatment practices.

Students, researchers, tech enthusiasts, life science experts, entrepreneurs – anyone who wants to participate – are invited to together develop innovative femtech solutions to bridge the gap that exists between men and women in the health field.

HackHERHealth starts with a launch and panel discussion on March 8, International Women's Day, at GoCo Health Innovation City, which is organizing Women's Empowerment Week throughout the week.

The hackathon itself then takes place April 12-14 at GoCo and Sahlgrenska Science Park and concludes with an awards ceremony at Sahlgrenska Science Park on April 19.

Join us in shaping the future of women's health – register now via hackherhealth.tech.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Karl-Johan Karlsson
Media Director, AstraZeneca
0735-80 12 68

Jamie Smith
Communications, Sahlgrenska Science Park
0723-75 75 07

Moa Dicksdotter
Head of Community, GoCo Health Innovation City
0768-98 83 01


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