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of the Sofia Municipal Council to work for the sustainable development of the capital.


The 48-hour health hackathon HACK4HEALTH Sofia - Izmir, organized by Sofia Tech Park in partnership with Sofia Municipality (Sofia Development Association), Webit Foundation and NGO Links, was completed successfully. It began on 9 November with an inspiring speech by Plamen Russev, an address by Todor Mladenov (Sofia Tech Park), the professional moderation of Sevdalina Voynova and the support of Doncho Barbalov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality, and Mtel.

Many thanks to the mentors! Gergana Panayotova, Global System Solutions - the company that developed the Health Portal of Sofia Municipality -, Boris Kolev, entrepreneur, and Stoyan Dipchikov and Stoyan Ivanov, programmers. They worked hard with the teams.

A total of 20 teams from Izmir and Sofia participated in the hackathon, which developed technological solutions to enhance the operational efficiency in healthcare, applications for training professionals, inclusion of the patient in the clinical process, public health.

The team of the School of Technology “Electronic Systems” at the Technical University of Sofia managed to impress the Izmir jury and received a third prize in the hackathon. Moreover, the students also won the special award of Sofia Municipality (Sofia Development Association). The TU team developed a demo of a platform that helps patients determine their health status according to laboratory test results.

The Mtel award went to Peter Zhivkov. His team developed a unique dirty air mask which is controlled by a mobile application that monitors air pollution in real time.

The prize of NGO Links went to the team of Ilian Iliev who made suggestions for improvement to the Health Portal of Sofia Municipality.

All distinguished teams received an invitation to participate in Webit 2018, as well as awards from the organizers from Sofia Tech Park.


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