Innovation Jam

4 – 6 June 2019

Building on the success of previous Hacking Health events, we’re hosting the Innovation Jam at the 2019 eHealth Expo.

The three-day event brings together a variety of bright and diverse thinkers to shine a light on key problems and opportunities in healthcare. Researchers, students, startups and corporates will work with healthcare professionals to come up with innovative solutions and initiatives.

At the end of the innovation jam – a partnership between eHealth Queensland and Hacking Health Queensland – participants will pitch their ideas and designs on the expo's main stage.

Who should attend?

  • Health professionals keen to participant in eHealth innovation events and learn about design thinking in the context of healthcare
  • People involved in a healthcare with a challenge to solve or opportunity to explore
  • Start-ups, established companies, innovators and researchers interested in solving problems and building new networks
  • Clinical, business, data, developer, designer and patient subject matter experts willing to share knowledge and provide mentorship to support teams
  • "Virtual" clinical and research experts who cannot attend in-person, but are willing support teams email or telephone during the Jam, June 4th & 5th
  • Patients, carers, consumers, healthcare service providers and other interested groups

Event details

4 – 6 June 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Problem focus

Ideas presented will be judged on how they align with the 2019 eHealth Expo theme: Create, Connect, Care.

Pre-event meet ups

We recommend participants attend some pre-event activities to prepare for the eHealth Innovation Jam.

These events will provide information about innovation jams and how they work, and offer an opportunity to network with other participants before the event.

Additional events will be updated here as they are finalised.

30 April 2019
@ The Precinct, Fortitude Valley
Launch and Introduction to the Innovation Jam and session on how to access data if required

29 May 2019
@ The Precinct, Fortitude Valley
Pre-event briefing and practice pitch night


There will be great prizes for the best teams or projects, as decided by a panel of judges.

Our partners

Hacking Health Queensland

Hacking Health Queensland is part of a global network, acting locally to share knowledge and enable innovation and entrepreneurship to advance and improve health and healthcare, including through the design and facilitation of hackathons, design jams, innovation and educational events. We connect and collaborate with the health sector, government, academia, research, startups and industry.

Health Accelerator (AHx) at Sunshine Coast Health Institute

Health Accelerator (AHx) at Sunshine Coast Health Institute is a catalyst for validating and commercialising new, innovative health-related products and services, with access to state-of-the-art facilities, simulation suites and laboratories. The Innovation Centre will find, fund and accelerate 10 ambitious businesses in the region, giving them the skills, connections and opportunities they need to take their business to the next level.

QUT foundry

QUT foundry inspires, enables and connects current and future innovators and entrepreneurs, providing co-working spaces, makerspaces, events, resources, programs and incubation


Oracle has embedded innovative technologies in every aspect of our cloud, enabling companies to reimagine their businesses, processes, and experiences. Oracle Volunteers generously donate their time and talents to make a positive impact on communities around the world.

More information

Show your innovative ideas on a large stage.