J&J backs health innovation competition

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Johnson & Johnson is backing an opportunity for local start-ups to compete in a competition aimed at developing innovative, tech-based solutions for the pressing health issues facing Australians.

Johnson & Johnson is backing the competition through its medical devices business and Janssen.

The Heath and Technology Challenge (HaTCHathon) will be held on the weekend of 9-11 September.

The competition will feature a ‘hackathon’, followed by a pitching process to an expert judging panel, such as senior representatives from Johnson & Johnson, health insurer Medibank and analytics company Lorica Health.

The 'hack' or 'hackathon' is an event most commonly used in software development as a vehicle for intensive collaboration on projects.

Potential competitors are invited to register their interest to participate in the HaTCHathon at the competition website.