London/Riyadh Hackathon to develop tech solutions

Expert global leaders in the fields of technology, innovation, creative business and health, and leading female entrepreneurs have partnered with Saudi Arabia´s MiSK Foundation by hosting the first ever dual-nation Hackathon to dream up and develop tech solutions to the world´s most challenging health and medical problems, the experts said.

Funded by MiSK and supported by global and local partners within technology, innovation and health, the event will be broadcast live as mixed gender teams collaborate in tandem across the two nations on 25-27 November in London and Riyadh.

Themed ´The Medical Internet of Things´ the contest will bring together the most inventive British and Saudi young minds, challenging them to change the world and save millions of lives in 48 hours by developing an innovative new tech health invention.

MiSK Hackathon 2016 takes place on 25-27 November in London (ILEC Conference Centre, Fulham) and Riyadh. The contest is open to all young Britons and Saudis aged between 18 and 32 years.

Established in 2011, the MiSK Foundation cultivates learning and leadership to define a new talent for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.