Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge 2018 (€20,000 in Funding)

Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge 2018 (€20,000 in Funding)

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Do you have a digital solution to a local healthcare access challenge? You can make a difference! The Sandoz HACk is a global competition that invites inspirational ideas that use digital technology with the potential to complement – or even disrupt –established approaches to healthcare access.

Universal access to healthcare remains the single largest unmet medical need. Two billion people don’t have access to the medicines they need. Four hundred million lack access to essential health services.

Simply tell how digital technology can improve access to medicines in your community. Your idea, no matter how small, can make a big difference, and if selected, they will help you make that happen. With a focus on innovation through digital technology, their ambition at Sandoz is to create a passionate, ever-active community of entrepreneurially minded individuals committed to improving healthcare access.


  • Sandoz will work with shortlisted entrants to incubate and enhance their ideas, in order to arrive at practical, scalable solutions that help improve people’s lives in communities around the world. Those with the best ideas will travel to South by SouthWest (SXSW; Austin, Texas), in March 2019, to participate in a five-day Accelerator event, to evolve their ideas into an actionable business plan. The winner will receive seed funding and support from Sandoz to help bring their idea to life.


  • Sandoz HACk is open to anyone over 18 years of age, from anywhere in the world;
  • Applicants should have an idea that uses digital technology to help improve a local healthcare access challenge: making it easier for patients to access healthcare or help healthcare providers reach more people;
  • Applicants should be eligible to travel to the US, have valid passport, able to get time off from work, able to leave family etc.


Submit your entry

For more information, visit Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge.