Vic iDays to build healthy communities are back

On 19 and 20 October, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia is holding a hackathon to respond to the challenge of building a healthier society through the prevention of chronic diseases and the promotion of healthy habits. The event, held jointly with the TIC Salut Social Foundation and Germans Trias i Pujol i Eurecat Hospital, will be a competition aimed at undergraduate and master’s degree students from the university in any field of knowledge.

This initiative is promoted by EIT Health, a European community to promote knowledge and innovation related to active and healthy ageing. Students can take part individually or form teams of four or five people. On 19 October, the competition will be held from 9am to 8am, and on 20 October from 1am to 1pm.

The first day, the participants must propose their solutions. To work on and develop them, they will have the opportunity to attend workshops to go deeper into the existing needs regarding the prevention of diseases and monitoring of chronic patients. They will also receive advice from experts to complete the conceptualisation of their idea and turn it into a specific solution. The second day, the teams must present their proposal to a jury, which will pick the best three solutions.

This contest offers cash prizes. The winners will receive a grant of €1,600 and expenses to take part in a European event where they will compete with winning solutions from other regions of the continent. The second and third prizes are grants of €500 and €300, respectively.

Click on the following link to access the registration form. If you have any questions, you can contact Manel Vidal-Ribas, the head of iDays at the University of Vic, or Gerard Albreda, the project manager of the Innovation Unit at Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital.

Manu Vidal-Ribas, head of Vic iDays at the University of Vic (

Gerard Albreda, project manager at the Innovation Unit at Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (

  • The University of Vic, together with Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, the TIC Salut Social Foundation and Eurecat, is holding a hackathon to find innovative solutions to promote healthy habits and prevent chronic diseases