Digital Health Challenge – Terms of participation


The participant accepts these Terms for Participation by the registration to the Hackathon via Eventbrite. The Terms for Participation are subject to the law of Germany.

Behaviour Policy – Be excellent to each other

All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our hackathon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned).

We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organisers.

Privacy Policy

The information provided by the participants during registration process and event will be strictly saved for communication purposes between participants and organisers. We respect your privacy and protect your personal information thus will never share, rent, sell or trade it.

Intellectual Property Policy

Any submission during the Hackathon of the Digital Health Challenge remains the property of those individuals who created it. The organisation and its affiliates claim no ownership of content or submissions during the Hackathon. Nevertheless, as created knowledge should not belong exclusively to anyone and everyone should be able to continue working even if someone drops out of the challenge, each participant grants a non-exclusive right to the other Hackathon participants to use such created knowledge for purposes of the Hackathon and the Community Challenges.

By submitting a pitch or accepting any prize, Hackers warrant that they will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or subject to third-party intellectual property/other proprietary rights including privacy and publicity rights. That is, unless you are the rightful owner or have been granted explicit permission. Participants will not submit any misrepresentations or falsehoods that could damage the Hackathon or its affiliates.

If participants are using any preliminary work, it should be disclaimed in proper manner for example by a footnote in the pitch deck (e.g. in case of use of an open source framework or rightfully licensed or self-developed software). This should embrace the knowledge sharing aspect at the hackathon and serve the overall fairness and a better comparability of outcomes. The jury is focused on what has been accomplished during the time of the hackathon.

Startup Policy

Startups are highly welcomed to participate in the hackathon both actively as participants / teams and / or mentor. Nevertheless, we embrace a community spirit, so we ask startup teams kindly to be open for other participants to join in their hackathon team. The team constellation will be a judgment criterion. Furthermore, we highlight our Intellectual Property Policy which includes that startups can work with their preliminary work, however, have to disclose it accordingly.

If any startup is interested in providing technology or provide mentoring capacities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us:

Photography Policy

By registering for the event you are consenting to your photo/video being taken and published for example on social media platforms or news reports.


The event is open to individuals over the age of 18 who are registered by completing our registration questionnaire, and are able to attend the Hackathon in-person. The hackathon organisers have the right at their sole discretion to determine the eligibility of contestants and to disqualify at their discretion.

Healthcare Professionals

If the participant is a Healthcare Professional*, he/she acknowledges that the provision and

acceptance of prizes are subjects to the applicable laws, regulation and industry codes.

The prizes might be subject to and must be reported under the applicable laws and industry codes related to transparency of payments to Health Care Professionals* and that organizers or its affiliate might be obliged to disclose all such payments to the responsible authorities, industry bodies or to the public. Thus, the participant explicitly gives their consent and agrees that the organisers are allowed to forward to the responsible authorities, industry bodies or to the public any required personal data and information of the participant disclosed in connection with the participation event for the purpose of fulfilling the statutory obligations under the applicable laws and industry codes. For this purpose, the participant agreed to provide all necessary data and information required for such disclosure.

*Healthcare Professional includes (a) any member of the medical, dental, pharmacy, lab or nursing professions; or (b) any other person who in the course of his or her professional activities may prescribe, recommend, purchase, order, supply, use, administer, sell, lease a pharmaceutical or diagnostic products (including all kinds of Siemens Healthineers and Novartis products), or who may influence the prescription, purchase or application thereof.