Fostering Israeli Healthcare Innovation

Fostering Israeli Healthcare Innovation

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    Contact: Leehe Ralph

    Phone: 617-525-0215

    Cell: 617-678-3421

    Email: publicdiplomacy@boston.mfa.gov.il

     

    Fostering Israeli Healthcare Innovation

     

    This week a group of Israeli students from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology, arrived in Boston, to meet CEOs of healthcare startups, healthcare professionals and potential investors as part of the "Hacking Health" program.

     

    "Hacking Health" is a student-led competition in healthcare entrepreneurship that took place at the Technion Faculty of Medicine last November in Israel. In the workshop, 60 multidisciplinary students from 8 different faculties collaborated together for 3 days to create healthcare startups, from basic idea to business plan and a prototype. 

     

    As part of collaboration between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Technion Faculty of Medicine, the winning team was invited to Boston to present their project, GlucoGotchi, and get feedback and professional support.

     

    About the project "GlucoGotchi": A solution for transforming the management of care for children with Type 1 Diabeties. It is a mobile solution, designed to be used by diabetic children, aiming to increase treatment compliance by using Gamification.

     

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