CCG UMC team wins “Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon”

The CCG team, from the field of applied research UMC – Urban and Mobile Computing – won a hackathon from the Institute for Tomorrow and Bayer, entitled Healthy Ageing Tomorrow: Hackathon”, dedicated to the theme of active aging.

The challenge to rethink aging

The challenge set to teams that work in the area of health/ aging of the population was one of “Rethinking Ageing”, in the sense of perceiving, seeking and redefining solutions for active aging.

This prototyping marathon was the last phase of the “Rethinking the Ageing” challenge, which took place at the Startup Braga facility.

There were 6 teams in this competition that tested ideas in a new session in Portugal of Design Thinking.

The “most innovative entities of Portuguese society” were invited to participate in the challenge to promote innovation through collaboration between companies and reference entities in the areas of mobility, consumption, retail, financial, health, beauty, media, entertainment, energy, technology, and telecommunications.”

CCG team and project

The CCG UMC team won this hackathon with the “Dona Fátima” project: a personal assistant who supports the senior citizen in order to promote autonomy and mitigate isolation scenarios.

This project was selected among the others taking into account the criteria of technical quality, viability, creativity, innovation, and execution.

The winning team that participated in the event was constituted by 3 members of the UMC: João Dias, João Moutinho, and Ricardo Ferreira, who, in coordination with the rest of the team of the UMC, arrived at the prototype that was declared the winner of the challenge.

The UMC is the applied research domain of the CCG that is dedicated to providing people with new and more complete experiences in their urban space through new mobile computing applications.

This winning team will go to Berlin to discuss the theme of promoting the idea and to get to know Bayer’s creative ecosystem. The team will also receive a 6-month mentoring from Florian Ibe, Managing Director of Bayer Portugal and will participate in the competition for a financial and incubation grant from the Berlin startups ecosystem (Grants 4 Apps and Incubator).