Łódź - Reinventing the digital experience for seniors - DigiEduHack 2020

Łódź - Reinventing the digital experience for seniors

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Co-create the future with us and help seniors!

Join our DigiEduHack to connect with other educational professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs to co-create the future of education. Help us solve the challenge of SENIOR INNOVATION, turn your vision into reality and showcase your solutions on a European and global scale. Experts and mentors will support your team during the first and second day of the event in finding the best solutions to the challenge. The best teams can win €5000 in a global award contest and our Lodz jury awards.

Join us online on 09 Nov 2021
And team up to solve our challenge:

#23 / Innovation for seniors

Join our event where you will learn about the process of innovation creation and meet other like-minded people. Together we will focus on one of the most important challenges of our future. Challenge for healthcare, society, and finally an opportunity for the business.

Who can join?


Teachers or educators



Education professionals


Any questions?

You can get in touch with us: scroll up, click on the contact tab, drop us a line!


All times indicated are in Europe/Warsaw timezone

Check out our schedule, for the latest version check your registration email or MS Teams DigiEduHack general channel.

12 November 09:00

Introduction to hackathon experience

12 November 09:20

On-line yoga photo contest

An ice-breaking activity in order to take a funny on-line group photo of hackathon participants!

12 November 09:30

Co-creation, why and for who?

Introductory workshop about co-creating methodology for hackathons

12 November 10:00

Introduction to challenge - our keynote speakers lectures!

During this phase you will be able to listen about real life experiences and get to know some introductory materials regarding seniors situation. Subjects: - Innovations for senior loneliness - Innovations for senior healthcare - Senior coordinated care

12 November 11:30

How to win? Workshop of hackathon pitching

You will learn about best practices for your idea pitching.

12 November 15:00

Design thinking workshop (part 1)

12 November 20:30

Closing of the first day, open chat with mentors

13 November 09:00

Desing thinking workshop (part 2)

13 November 13:00

Prototyping workshop

You will familiarize with 3D designing and techniques including 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, as well as elements of electonics, which are usefull in the process

13 November 15:00

User experience (for a senior)

A mini-workshop regarding user experience importance during innovation design process.

13 November 17:00

Pitching competition

13 November 19:00

Jury debate and announcement of winners

13 November 20:00

Hackathon summary, on-line party and open chat with mentors


The best three teams will be awarded jury awards. Moreover, the teams with the best solutions will be able to compete for free in the Final Global DigiEduHack award contest: where they can win 5000€! First, second and third-team will be awarded bags of prizes from our partners GE healthcare and Neuca group (total value about 2000 PLN). The winning teams will have a possibility to appear in interviews at our media channels and will win a free place in MediHUB – start-up incubator and accelerator where they can develop their hackathon ideas into real-life solution as well as win vouchers for expert mentoring at Lodz Special Economic Zone.

Mentors & Jury

The DigiEduHack will be supported by these amazing mentors and jury!

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dr Paweł Lewek

prelegent & jury member

Medical University of Lodz - healthcare sciencists, medical practicioner, PhD MD

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Magdalena Kieliszek

Prelegent & mentor

Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer, MUL - Senior care coordinated specialist

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Przemysław Nowakowski

Prelegent & jury member

Lodz Special Economy Zone - Technology broker/start -up mentor

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dr Magdalena Wieczorkowska


Medical University of Lodz - doctoral researcher in senior sociology, lecturer

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Joanna Baranowska

Prelegent, Design thinking trainer

Acceleration Projects Manager at Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer

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dr Marcin Ciszewski

Prototyping workshop trainer

Project implementation specialist at Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer

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Marek Gajewski

Jury member

Poland Biomed Ventures, board member, business professional


Michał Misztal

Prelegent & mentor

Startup Academy


Grzegorz Wójcik

Prelegent, User experience specialist

GE Healthcare

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dr Marcin Straburzyński

prelegent & jury, senior coordinated care specialist

Przychodnie Świat Zdrowia & Grupa Neuca

Downloads and links

1. Preliminary statement


Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.


DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on digieduhack.com can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.


DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.

Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.

Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.


Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team contact@digieduhack.com

2. Rules


Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.


As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.


As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.


Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.


DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.


At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project.  All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on digieduhack.com. Solutions uploaded to digieduhack.com are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.


Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on digieduhack.com, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution digieduhack.com: login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.


Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.



Frequently asked questions

Everyone, from students to seniors.

Ideal team can consist of: medical professionals (practitioners and medical sciences students, researchers), technology specialists (programmers, technology start-ups, IT students), seniors and patients (senior and patient organizations).

No, DigiEduHack Lodz is free.

You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers


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The Medical University of Lodz is one of the largest medical universities in Poland. Its tradition goes back to the 1940s. We educate future doctors and specialists in the medical sciences. The university makes a substantial contribution to the development of the health care system by promoting modern standards of prophylaxis and treatment, and by building long-lasting cooperation with institutions realizing objectives of public health at regional, national, and international levels. In response to the demographic challenge, the Healthy Ageing Research Centre was founded. MUL has reached the leading position in various research areas, and particularly in patient adherence and healthy ageing. The University is the only medical school in Poland belonging to the European Knowledge and Innovation Community EIT Health with the status of Lead Partner and was awarded a three-star status as a Reference Site of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).

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Ewelina Lojewska

Promoter and manager


Our Partners

Our challenge, your solutions
Innovation for seniors
Join our event where you will learn about the process of innovation creation and meet other like-minded people. Together we will focus on one of the most important challenges of our future. Challenge for healthcare, society, and finally an opportunity for the business.
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MediCall connects seniors with the online world of telemedicine

Not knowing your way around the internet should not be a barrier for getting a successful , pleasant visit with your medical specialist from the comfort of your home. MediCall enables medical students to navigate seniors through all the unclear steps of making and taking part in an appointment.

Respect of the elderly

Special organization must be organized in order to solve elderly people challenges.

We support You and our solution will solve all challenges

Thanks for uou SeniorHelpDesk You will be more independent, less loneliness, and more happy with people who will solve your daily needs with  everything what is important for Y. We believe that Y will be the Agent of change in the live of the community. And next You will teach grandchildren.

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Travelling together with people you like strengthens and deepens friendships, keeps you active, stimulates and challenges your brain as you encounter new people, cultures and environments, reduces stress and improves your mood and outlook on life.

DigiEduHack 2021 partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. In 2021, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

EIT Climate-Kic

Aalto University

European commission

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence

EIT Community: Human Capital