The Hack4Youth Challenge day is an initiative of Healthy Start, in collaboration with Erasmus Verbindt! This day was powered by the challenge sponsors: Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital | So Fit & Fun Center, Stichting de Nieuwe Kans and Coalitie Stevige Start.
In this 1-day pressure cooker, students were challenged to come up with solutions for societal challenges that are related to the ambitions of Healthy Start. Students worked on 3 different cases brought in and guided by our challenge sponsors. The event was open to a diverse group of students from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC, and TU Delft, in line with the interdisciplinary nature of Healthy Start. In the morning, the student teams had to dive in the research question and approach the social challenge through a design process, and in the afternoon creative thinking was used to look for possible solutions. The most productive student team could choose the charity to which the prize of 100 euros will be donated. The winning So Fit & Fun Center student team choose the ‘Esther Vergeer Foundation’.