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

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

Kamil Krzemiński

Kamil Krzemiński

Projektant systemów informatycznych. Specjalista IT. Absolwent kierunków Fizyka Komputerowa i Informatyka Politechniki Wrocławskiej. Projektant. Programista. Grafik. Freelancer. Na co dzień związany z Politechniką Wrocławską, gdzie zajmuje się wdrażaniem i utrzymaniem systemów informatycznych. Ponad 17 lat doświadczenia. Zdobywca kilkunastu nagród i wyróżnień, odznaczony Medalem za Długoletnią Służbę.

dr inż. Joanna Rydzak

dr inż. Joanna Rydzak

Pełni funkcję kierownika Centrum Innowacji i Transferu Technologii (CITT) Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu, gdzie koordynuje działania CITT w zakresie identyfikacji innowacyjnych rezultatów badań naukowych oraz ochrony własności intelektualnej Uczelni, komercjalizacji innowacyjnych technologii oraz usług badawczych w obszarze medycyny, biotechnologii, farmacji i inżynierii medycznej. Jej codzienna praca polega na stałym budowaniu i rozwijaniu relacji zarówno z naukowcami, jak i przedstawicielami biznesu. Dodatkowo Pani Doktor Rydzak reprezentuje Uniwersytet Medyczny w Radzie Dolnośląskiego Akademickiego Inkubatora Przedsiębiorczości (DAIP) przy Wrocławskim Parku Technologicznym. Misją DAIP jest tworzenie możliwości wdrażania naukowych pomysłów do świata biznesu poprzez wspieranie akademickiej przedsiębiorczości. Tematyka transferu technologii z sektora nauki do gospodarki zainteresowała Panią Joannę na tyle, by jeszcze w trakcie studiów doktoranckich podjąć współpracę z Wrocławskim Centrum Badań EIT +, gdzie zajmowała się pracami w zakresie ochrony praw własności intelektualnej oraz komercjalizacji wiedzy w projektach badawczych w obrębie dziedziny „Biotechnologie i zaawansowane technologie medyczne”. Chcąc uzupełnić zdobywaną wraz z doświadczeniem wiedzę, uczestniczyła również w szkoleniu „Broker technologii” w Wyższej Szkole Bankowej we Wrocławiu. Joanna Rydzak jest absolwentką Politechniki Wrocławskiej na kierunku Biotechnologia. Pracę magisterską, a następnie doktorską realizowała jednak w Instytucie Immunologii i Terapii Doświadczalnej Polskiej Akademii Nauk. Była zaangażowana w badania dotyczące oddziaływań białek leżących u podstaw molekularnych malarii. Praca badawcza w Instytucie Immunologii i Terapii Doświadczalnej była znakomitą okazją do poznania środowiska naukowego oraz uczestniczenia w procesie planowania, tworzenia, realizowania i rozliczania projektów badawczych.

Dominika Szachniewicz

Dominika Szachniewicz

Radca prawny od 2008 roku. Doradza spółkom polskim i zagranicznym w obszarze prawa pracy,  jak również w kwestiach związanych z prawem procesowym i prawem umów handlowych.  Jest członkiem zespołu prawa pracy w kancelarii SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM. W obszarze prawa pracy przygotowuje projekty: umów o pracę, umów zawieranych z członkami zarządów oraz menadżerami, umów o zakazie konkurencji, innych dodatkowych dokumentów na potrzeby umów o pracę, wewnątrzzakładowych źródeł prawa pracy. Zadania wykonywane przez Dominikę Szachniewicz obejmują także doradztwo w kwestiach związanych z rozwiązywaniem umów o pracę,  w tym  sporządzanie projektów: oświadczeń w przedmiocie wypowiedzenia, rozwiązania umowy o pracę, porozumień stron. Dominika Szachniewicz reprezentuje pracodawców oraz pracowników przed sądami prawa pracy. Dominika Szachniewicz doradza także spółkom polskim i zagranicznym w obszarze prawa cywilnego, w kwestiach związanych z prawem procesowym oraz sporami, jak również w sprawach związanych z prawem upadłościowym i naprawczym. Dominika Szachniewicz prowadzi szkolenia z zakresu prawa pracy i jest autorką publikacji z zakresu prawa pracy oraz prawa cywilnego.

Tomasz Szarek

Tomasz Szarek

Radca prawny i partner w SDZLEGAL SCHINDHELM, gdzie kieruje praktyką Compliance, Corporate / M&A oraz Tax. Doradza wiodącym polskim startupom oraz spółkom z branży IT, którym pomaga dobrać prawidłową strukturę prowadzenia działalności, wspiera na etapie rozwoju, oraz doradza prawnie i podatkowo w procesie pozyskiwania inwestora. Autor szeregu publikacji i szkoleń z zakresu corporate compliance. Swoje doświadczenie we współpracy ze inicjatywami typu startup przekłada na bieżące doradztwo w tym zakresie.

dr n. med. Robert Zymliński

dr n. med. Robert Zymliński

Kardiolog, Specjalista Chorób Wewnętrznych Ordynator Oddziału Intensywnej Terapii Kardiologicznej - Ośrodek Chorób Serca, Szpital Wojskowy we Wrocławiu. Katedra Chorób Serca Uniwersytetu Medycznego im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu

Nokia Garage Band

Nokia Garage Band

Zaangażowani eksperci firmy Nokia, pasjonaci technologii, wspierający startupy rozwijające technologie IoT, 5G, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, VR i AR. Na co dzień pracują w naturalnym środowisku rozwoju innowacji, jakim jest Nokia Garage. Nokia Garage w skrócie to ludzie, miejsce, technologia – wszystko po to, aby realizować konkretne działania, projekty i aktywności, poprzez dostęp do technologii pozwalających na tworzenie rozwiązań z zakresu IoT, 5G, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, VR i AR, ale nie tylko. Dla społeczności Nokia Garage dostępna jest przestrzeń do prototypowania, gdzie czekają dobrze wyposażone stanowiska do pracy nad mechanicznymi i elektronicznymi aspektami projektów. Dostępny jest też LAB technologiczny, w którym możliwa jest weryfikacja prototypów w ich docelowym środowisku.