Cardiology Innovations

Cardiology Innovations Hackathon is a competition that consists in creating innovative IT solutions using for contemporary cardiology, supporting physicians’ work and improving lives of both patients with circulatory system diseases, as well as their relatives.

Following the success of the first edition of Hackathon in 2018, we would like to invite you to take part in the second edition of the competition. This year we decided to make the competition more challening and to organise an international Hackathon. We have invited Dresden University of Technology to be part of this endeavor.

The second edition of the event is held under the honorary patronage of His Magnificence Rector of Wroclaw Medical University and the Mayor of Wroclaw. It is organised by casusBTL Group together with Wroclaw Medical University and Dresden University of Technology.

This year’s edition of the competition focuses on professional systems for predicting health condition of patients with heart failure.

Following the submission of the most interesting projects aimed at solving issued that had been defined and discussed earlier, 10 teams will qualify for the competition.

Cardiology Innovations Hackathon is more than just a programming race. Solutions created within Hackathon will be evaluated not only in terms of their comprehensiveness and the level of implementation but also innovation and clinical application.


Despite huge progress in understanding of pathophysiology, implementation of new therapeutic methods and prophylaxis, heart failure is posing an ever growing health and social problem in Europe. Nowadays it is the only cardiovascular disease with increasing incidence. It is estimated that from 600 000 to 700,000 Polish people suffer from heart failure.

Heart failure is a fatal disease but it can be prevented and effectively treated by early diagnosis and multidirectional therapy, elimination of risks factors and preventing exacerbation.

That's where we see our mission - improving the e-health sector, making use of the potential of modern IT. Together with the participants of Hackathon and under the guidance of mentors and experts, we intend to create expert systems which enable predicting health condition of patients with heart failure, contributing to decrease of decompensations and increase of patients’ awareness.


We invite all interested parties - not only medical and technical students, but also experienced programmers, physicians, and specialists in psychology, marketing and medical equipment.

Do you have an idea but no team? All is not lost yet! Send us your application and we will arrange a team for you. Write us who you are and what kind of role you see yourself in and we will do our best so that you can effectively use your skills effectively. Just check the option 'I HAVE NO TEAM’ when filling in the register form.


Start thinking today and gather all the knowledge you can about heart failure.

Analyse relationships between factors impacting on the course and progression of the disease.
Make use of the knowledge of mentors and experts, scientific articles, EBM, clinical data.
Draw conclusions to build a knowledge base and create an expert system which will be able to prognose the condition of a patient with heart failure.

Your software can be dedicated to patients to simplify control of the disease, but also to physicians to support them in making decisions.


The task for the team is:

to develop of a conception of an expert system and to create a prototype of an interactive application prototype, present its user interface and key functions.

Writing a complete code and presenting the prepared solution would be an additional asset


PRIZES for the winning team
Cardiology Innovations Hackathon 2019



Mario Kleesacheck (CH)

Founder and CEO of Suxeo gmbh, expert in the field of Medical Systems Engineering. As an advisor and expert, he supports companies in implementing standards and legal regulations. He specializes in systems engineering, secure system architecture and risk management. He gives lectures on Risk Management at Bern University. of Applied Sciences. She also advises on technology and innovation, startups, coaching and talent management.

prof. Karol Kozak (DE)

prof. Karol Kozak

Karol Kozak manages the Biomedical Computer Unit at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technical University of Dresden and the Fraunhofer-Fraunhofer IWS Society. He acts a leading role in the development of organization strategies for the management of medical data on a large scale originating from healthcare facilities. During his doctoral studies, Karol Kozak became an expert in the field of recognizing statistical patterns used to select data included in large collections. In the last 8 years, during his work for the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden (Germany) and at the Federal University of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland) Karol Kozak influenced the development of NoSQL / InMemory databases containing images for industry / natural sciences and the impact on the development of data mining tools for high-performance research (High trough-put) and multiparametric (HCS). He studied computer science and electrical engineering at the Radom Polytechnic and computer science at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany. He was awarded the title of doctor of natural sciences by the Max Planck Society in cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology. In 2012, Karol Kozak received the degree of Junior Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Marburg. He obtained a post-doctoral degree in biotechnology. In 2015 he obtained the title of professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Technical University of Dresden. In 2016, as the first in Europe, he made available the "Medical 4.0" database as a platform for medical data ready for the so-called deep learning. Advises companies in developing innovation strategies in the fields of medicine, pharmacy and industry 4.0. He published one book, co-authored 6 books / book chapters,  He is the author of 52 papers published in scientific journals with a high IF index on computational methods for industry and large medical datasets.

prof. Paweł Krzesiński (PL)

prof. Paweł Krzesiński

Deputy Chairman of the IT and Telemedicine Committee of the Main Board of the Polish Cardiac Society. Internist and cardiologist, Head of the Department of Cardiology and Internal Diseases and the Heart and Vessel Diseases Center at the Military Medical Institute, Deputy Chairman of the IT and Telemedicine Committee of the Main Board of the Polish Cardiac Society; manager and main contractor for many scientific and research projects, including financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Center, National Center for Research and Development, Ministry of National Defense. In scientific and research activities, He focuses on innovative solutions in the diagnosis and therapy of chronic diseases, including telemedicine. Author of over 60 scientific publications in renowned scientific journals and over 100 conference speeches.

Krzysztof Malinowski (PL)

Krzysztof Malinowski

Lead specialist in IP management at the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Medical University of Piastów Śląskich in Wroclaw. He is currently developing technological scouting, coordinating intellectual property protection processes and looking for business partners for research projects at UM ED. He has successfully implemented product implementations in the pharmaceutical industry, cooperation with many „life science” research and development centers. He managed an international biotechnology project in the mining industry. He developed and implemented the Knowledge Management System at KGHM PM S.A. and organized the TOP 100 Knowledge Fair, where he moderated the International Innovation Panels using the Expert Network technology. He is a certified specialist in project management and business negotiations. Interests: Qi Gong and alternative music.

Adrian Szulczyński (PL)

Adrian Szulczyński

Project initiator and project co-organizer. It is constantly improving in the areas of communication and medical education, using the experience gained in projects carried out primarily in the areas of cardiology and diabetology. An active promoter of the use of new, innovative technologies in communication, medical education and treatment of civilization diseases. President of the Management Board of the CasusBTL Group - a group of entities operating in the field of medical communication, marketing of innovative products and organization of events for doctors and patients being part of multi-channel educational programs. President of the Board of - the Foundation which, among others, deals with popularizing the results of scientific research conducted in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology, vascular surgery, diabetology and neurology by promoting the results of scientific research and evidence based medicine (EBM). A member of many Medical Societies, since 2017 he has been a member of the Communications Committee at the Main Board of the Polish Cardiac Society.


dr Jan Biegus

dr Jan Biegus

Senior assistant in the Department of Intensive Cardiac Therapy at the Department of Cardiology, Heart Disease Center. He graduates the Medical Academy Piastów Śląskich in Wrocław (2006), specializing in cardiology in the years 2006-2014 in the Medical Center of Postgraduate Education. From 2016, a PhD student at the Medical University of Wroclaw. Area of interest: acute heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, chronic heart failure, multi-organ failure.

lek. Marcin Drozd

Marcin Drozd

The physician, specialist in the field of internal medicine, and soon also a cardiologist, currently an employee at the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, and additionally a participant in a day doctoral program at the Chair of Heart Diseases at the Medical University of Wroclaw. He has got several years of experience in the implementation of domestic and international scientific projects in the field of cardiovascular disease, he was the contractor of two scientific grants funded by the National Science Center. He is the author of several publications in international journals on the subject of heart failure.

lek. Piotr Gajewski

Piotr Gajewski

The physician, junior assistant at the Department of Heart Diseases, University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, additionally participant in the daily doctoral studies at the Department of Heart Diseases at the Medical University of Wroclaw. Area of interest: acute conditions in cardiology, chronic heart failure, multi-organ failure

dr hab. inż. Ireneusz Jabłoński

On a daily basis, he works at the Department of Electronic and Photonic Metrology at the Wrocław University of Technology. Author of numerous publications, including “Modern methods for description of complex couplings in neurophysiology of respiration”, “Wearable interrupter module for home-based applications in a telemedical system dedicated to respiratory mechanics measurement, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering”, “A preliminary study on the accuracy of respiratory input interrupter measurement using the interrupter technique”, “Frequency - domain identification of the respiratory system during airflow interruption”. Scientific interests are the fundamentals of metrology and complex systems.

Anastasija Krzemińska

A graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management at Wroclaw University of Technology, speciality Information Systems. Business Intelligence programmer. On a daily basis, Anastasija works in a large corporation, where she deals with Business Intelligence, the development of database warehouses and ETL processes. At the same time, she is a student at Wroclaw Medical University. Winner of the first edition of Hackathon in 2018.

Kamil Krzemiński

Kamil Krzemiński

Information systems designer. IT specialist. A graduate of the faculties of Computer Science and Information Technology at the Wrocław University of Technology. Designer. Programmer. Graphics. Freelancer. On a daily basis, he is associated with the Wrocław University of Technology, where he deals with the implementation and maintenance of IT systems. Over 17 years of experience. Winner of several awards and distinctions, decorated with a Medal for Long-Term Service.

dr inż. Joanna Rydzak

dr inż. Joanna Rydzak

She is the head of the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITT) of the Medical University in Wrocław, where coordinates CITT activities in the area of ​​identification of innovative research results and intellectual property protection of the University, commercialization of innovative technologies and research services in the field of medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy and medical engineering. Her daily work is based on constant building and developing relationships with both scientists and business representatives. In addition, dr Rydzak represents the Medical University in the Council of the Lower Silesian Academic Business Incubator (DAIP) at the Wrocław Technology Park. DAIP's mission is to create opportunities to implement scientific ideas into the business environment by supporting academic entrepreneurship. The subject of technology transfer from the science sector to the economy interested Mrs. Rydzyk in so far as to undertake cooperation with the Wrocław Research Center EIT + during her doctoral studies, where she dealt with works in the field of protection of intellectual property rights and commercialization of knowledge in research projects within the field of "Biotechnology and advanced medical technologies. " Wanting to supplement the knowledge she gained along with her experience, she also participated in the "Technology Broker" training at the School of Banking in Wroclaw. Joanna Rydzak is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology in the field of Biotechnology. She did her master's and then doctoral thesis at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She was involved in research on the interactions of proteins underlying the molecular malaria. The research work at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy was a great opportunity to get the knowledge of the scientific community and participate in the process of planning, creating, implementing and accounting for research projects.

mecenas Dominika Szachniewicz

Dominika Szachniewicz

Legal adviser since 2008. He advises Polish and foreign companies in the field of labor law as well as issues related to procedural law and commercial contract law. She is a member of the labor law team at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM. In the area of ​​labor law, she prepares projects: employment contracts, contracts concluded with board members and managers, non-competition agreements, other additional documents for the needs of employment contracts, internal labor law sources. The tasks performed by Dominika Szachniewicz also include advice on issues related to the termination of employment contracts, including the preparation of projects: declarations regarding dismissal, termination of employment contract, parties' agreements. Dominika Szachniewicz represents employers and employees before labor law courts. Dominika Szachniewicz also advises Polish and foreign companies in the field of civil law, in matters related to procedural law and disputes, as well as in matters related to bankruptcy and reorganization law. Dominika Szachniewicz conducts trainings in the field of labor law and is the author of publications in the field of labor law and civil law.

mecenas Tomasz Szarek

Tomasz Szarek

Legal adviser and partner at SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM, where he manages the practice of Compliance, Corporate / M & A and Tax. He advises leading Polish startups and companies from the IT industry, whom he helps to choose the proper structure of running a business, supports at the development stage, and advises legally and tax in the process of acquiring an investor. Author of a number of publications and trainings in the field of corporate compliance. He gives his experience in cooperation with startup initiatives to ongoing consultancy in this area.

dr n. med. Robert Zymliński

dr n. med. Robert Zymliński

Cardiologist, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Head of the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit - Center for Heart Diseases, Military Hospital in Wroclaw. Department of Heart Diseases of the Medical University. Piastów Śląskich in Wroclaw.

Mentorzy/Mentors/Mentoren Nokia Garage Band

Nokia Garage Band

Nokia Garage Band

Committed Nokia experts, technology enthusiasts, supporting startups developing IoT, 5G, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, VR and AR technologies. They work in the natural environment of innovation development, which is Nokia Garage. Nokia Garage in short means:  people, space, technology - all to implement specific activities, projects and activities, through access to technologies that allow you to create solutions in the field of IoT, 5G, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, VR and AR and many others. A space for prototyping is available for the Nokia Garage community, where well-equipped workstations are waiting for work on the mechanical and electronic aspects of projects. There is also a technological LAB available in which it is possible to verify prototypes in their target environment.

Konrad Fuławka

Konrad Fulawka graduated from University of Technology in Wroclaw, has over 12 years of experience in IT industry. Started his career in leading global technology and services company “Cobham”, UK. Over 5 years, he worked as Principal Engineer, responsible for Antenna Systems design and testing. Last 7 years works for Nokia Mobile Networks department. Responsible for leading multicultural teams working on many complex projects from Mobile Broadband world. Recently anounced as Innovation Officer for Technology Centre in Wroclaw. He belives that besides connected world and complex technologies, innovation ecosystems can be simpler and more focused on knowledge sharing. He loves DIY besides Political Economy and Financial Services Markets.

Ewa Kaczmarek

Software Developer and Scrum Master for several years in Nokia. Focused on frontend part of web applications, passionate about User Experience. Coordinator of Innovative Projects, initiative of cooperation between Nokia and Wroclaw universities based on running team projects for students and mentor of many projects too. Master of Science in Computer Science at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. Privately loves traveling, good food and her cat.

Michał Pawlik

Site reliability engineer in Nokia MN Network Engineering. Software developer professionally for 6 years. Author of publication for Programista magazine. Advocate of Scala programming language and functional programming. Linux user. Bachelor of computer science at Wrocław University of Technology.

Agata Semenowicz

She walks through her life in search of experiences. After work, she tries to turn everything that she finds interesting into an adventure. In crucial topics deals with active attitude. At Nokia Garage, she takes care of creative experiences — from communication, through events, ending on projects that arise through human interactions and creative processes that she designs. Processes — that's what she is exceedingly crazy about. Most specialized in Design Thinking methodology and marketing creation and communication.

Ewelina Stolarczyk

Projects Creator in the innovative center Nokia Garage. She has several years of experience in running creative projects. At Nokia Garage she organizes events, conducts trainings, coordinates projects and promotes events. Her strength side is solving  problems and finding the best ideas using Design Thinking methodology. She is also interested in new methods of work, techniques that stimulate creativity and design with the principles of human-centered design.

Maja Tomasiak

Internal communications specialist in Nokia Mobile Networks department. A graduate of the Wroclaw University of Economics, she specializes in broadly understood initiatives in the field of Emloyer Branding, designing of internal communication, building of employee engagement and events organization. Creativity is her middle name. Involvement in what she performes is an element of her work style. Experience in communication with employees, management staff or various external organizations, allowed her to get to know the secrets of what form of communication will be the most effective. Her passion is traveling, Italian culture and "organizing".

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