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Nimmahacks

Nimma Hacks is a hackathon that takes place in Nijmegen on 11 of December. During a hackathon, teams are ‚Äėlocked up‚Äô in a room for a long time to come up with solutions for current issues. Nimma Hacks is an online hackaton lasting for 24 hours, where teams are free to sit together digitally or physically.

Teams are also given the opportunity to gain knowledge, to brainstorm, to get help from experts and to work out pitches to convince the jury. The jury and the experts will be announced via the social media channels.

In this edition, an issue from the Nijmegen Health & High-tech sector has been chosen. Nijmegen is known for being an Old City with a Young Vibe, but did you know that it also is the Health & Hightech hotspot of the Netherlands? Keeping healthcare affordable and accessible, providing sufficient and affordable food for everyone: these are just two major challenges of the future, which companies and research institutions in Nijmegen are working on together. We want to contribute to this with this hackathon! The exact problem statement is:

How can young people (especially women) in the Nijmegen region be motivated to choose a career or study in the direction of Health and Hightech and how can the business community already benefit from this in the short term by absorbing the shortage in the job market?

Nimma Hacks | online |
Saturday 11 December 2021 | 10.00 AM till Sunday 12 December 2021 10.00 AM

Award ceremony | live |
Friday 17 December from 15:00 PM till 17:00 PM, location tba

Nimma Hacks is a hackathon that takes place in Nijmegen on 11 of December. During a hackathon, teams are ‚Äėlocked up‚Äô in a room for a long time to come up with solutions for current issues. Nimma Hacks is an online hackaton lasting for 24 hours, where teams are free to sit together digitally or physically.

Teams are also given the opportunity to gain knowledge, to brainstorm, to get help from experts and to work out pitches to convince the jury. The jury and the experts will be announced via the social media channels.

In this edition, an issue from the Nijmegen Health & High-tech sector has been chosen. Nijmegen is known for being an Old City with a Young Vibe, but did you know that it also is the Health & Hightech hotspot of the Netherlands? Keeping healthcare affordable and accessible, providing sufficient and affordable food for everyone: these are just two major challenges of the future, which companies and research institutions in Nijmegen are working on together. We want to contribute to this with this hackathon! The exact problem statement is:

How can young people (especially women) in the Nijmegen region be motivated to choose a career or study in the direction of Health and Hightech and how can the business community already benefit from this in the short term by absorbing the shortage in the job market?

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    Do you need special skills or requirements to participate in Nimma Hacks?

    No, anyone can sign up to and participate in Nimma Hacks. To have a connection with the field of Health & High Tech is not mandatory.

    I am not from Nijmegen but would like to participate with a team, is that possible?

    Of course. Make sure that you and your team arrange a workplace in Nijmegen. During Nimma Hacks we organize small challenges and if you win, we will send the prizes to this address. It is not necessary for the whole team to participate in Nimma Hacks in Nijmegen, we just need an address to send the prize if you win a challenge. If you can not arrange a workplace, feel free to contact us.

    I can't come together with my team at a specific workplace, is that a problem?

    This is not a problem; you can compete with your team online. Nimma Hacks uses the platform Discord. Here you have access to your own online meeting room. It is up to you which address is passed on for the prizes you may win.

    We can not find a workspace in Nijmegen, what do we do?

    If you can not find a workplace in Nijmegen, please feel free to contact us and we will see what we can arrange/facilitate together with our partners.

    What is the minimum number of participants per team?

    Each team has a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 people. If you don't manage to get a team together, you can still sign up. We will then assign you to a team.

    Can I sign up without a team?

    Yes, that is possible. If you don't manage to get a whole team together, we can assign you to a team.

    What does the prize pool look like?

    A good plan deserves to be realized and that is why the partaking parties reserved at least 10.000 euros to actually realize the idea! An independent jury ultimately decides who will win. In addition to the implementation budget the teams can win a balloon flight over the Novio Tech Campus and a whole year of free entrepreneurship at Start-Up Nijmegen (worth 2940.- euros).

    What software is used?

    The platform that Nimma Hacks uses is Discord.

    How long does the Nimma Hacks last?

    Nimma Hacks lasts for 24 hours and starts on Saturday 11 December at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until the following morning, 12 December 10:00 AM. Throughout the 24 hours the moderator is online and organizes challenges and walk-in consultation hours with professionals.

    Who's on the jury?

    Ben Dankbaar, Innotep
    Monique Esselbrugge, Wethouder gemeente Nijmegen
    Barry Peet, CITC
    Alex Dorgelo, Techniekpact Smart & Sustainable
    Jean Schreurs, NXP
    Peter Stolk, Ampleon
    Jan van Raaij, StartUp Nijmegen

    Which experts can be consulted during Nimma Hacks?

    David Pijl, Guyot
    Monique Paes, HAN
    Vincent de Schepper, OOXOO
    Frans van Heesbeen, Ampleon
    Mark Verhoeven, Press Play
    Marian Adriaansen, HAN
    Monique Spoor, Medimee
    Clark Nowack, HAN
    Victor Haze, Health Valley

    When does the registration form close?

    The form closes on Friday the 10th of December 2021 at 12 o'clock.

    What happens with my idea?

    The hackathon is meant to come up with a solution for an issue within the Nijmegen Health and Hightech sector. The best idea will actually be implemented in practice, which means that you will really make a difference in the Health and High-tech sector. Your idea will actually be realized.