Congratulations on another Great Hatch

LocoMobility, winners of the Faculty of Applied Science Innovation Award


Applied Science sends a huge congratulations to the Great Hatch for another successful event!

From the organizers: “We had an absolute blast with all of our 100 participants, 30 mentors, and 8 judges. We had software engineers, nurses, medical residents, mechanical engineers, designers, data scientists, and numerous more professional and students. From over 30 problems pitched, 15 interdisciplinary teams formed and tackled some well defined and organic problems. They ranged from depression to enabling the visually impaired to improving how people with certain disorders people can use a zipper to physiotherapy adherence and more.”

Awards and prizes included:

  • The Faculty of Medicine Catalyst Award for best interdisciplinary collaboration went to Opioid Crisis, a team trying to prevent deaths from the Fentanyl overdose!
  • The Genome BC Impact Award for biggest potential healthcare impact went to MommyData, an eHealth literacy tool for new mothers.
  • The Faculty of Applied Science Award for best innovation of the course of the Great Hatch went to one of our finalists, LocoMobility! They successfully prototyped a low-cost device to address pressure ulcers in developing nations.
  • The PHIX Grand Prize for excellence in the Great Hatch went to both BeLeaf and UriKnow! BeLeaf tackled depression through a unique, personalized way of connecting with loved ones, and UriKnow focused on urine flow rate monitoring for the busy hospital workplace.


Over the next year, Hatching Health will be dedicated to further supporting teams to implement their ideas in every way possible. Co-founders, Daniel Raff, Cameron Stuart, and Ameen Amanian will make several resources available including (but not limited to) workshops to further develop ideas from all aspects, entrepreneurship/incubator programs, opportunities for funding (ie. 4-Month Out Alumni Event), facilities/workspace, mentorship and networking.

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