Hackathon 22 Committee
Any event of this magnitude needs a dedicated team behind it, and the MTF Hackathon 2022 is no exception. Hours of hard work and dedication have been put in by our Hackathon committee over the last few months, with people from across spokes working collaboratively to deliver an unmissable event. Alongside this, National and Executive Committee members have also been closely involved in the planning, whilst also providing invaluable mentoring to the newer recruits. Here are their thoughts on MTF and what draws them to innovation.
National Hackathon Director
I am a 3rd year medical engineering student at the university of Leeds. I joined MTF back in 2019 as a participant in the innovation programme and thoroughly loved the interdisciplinary nature of the society where I got to collaborate with medics, product designers are well as fellow engineers from different specialties. Everyone brought something new to the table and the sheer vastness of ideas excited me to expand my knowledge and learn different skills from each of the teammates. We are trying to create a similar environment this year on a national scale with the MTF Hack22 and I hope the fast-paced problem solving environment increases awareness about some unmet needs in healthcare and generates revolutionary solutions.
National Finance Director
Jye Quan Teh
Jye is a final year medical student at the University of Cambridge with various interests including entrepreneurship, technology and consulting. At MedTech Foundation, he serves as the Finance Director and sits on the executive board. Jye's experience in MedTech ranged from working with AI startups, consulting for Judge Business School, app development, co-founding a medical 3D-printing society at Cambridge, and co-founding a MedTech startup. Jye is also a recipient of a McKinsey leadership award.
National Operations Director
William is a 5th year MB/PhD student at Cambridge. He intercalated with a degree in Engineering, and now seeks to combine the fields of Engineering and Biology, both with his work in MTF, and with his research on cell migration. He is looking forward to meeting all the participants and finding out about their fantastic ideas!
Finance & Sponsorship Lead
4th Year Leicester Medical Student. The whole ethos of MTF is to facilitate multi-disciplinary collaboration and innovation to meet shared goals surrounding real-world problems. And it is such a pleasure to be a part of the team where I get to explore my interests in business and management beyond the traditional medical school curriculum. I’m excited to bring this hackathon to you where I hope you will enjoy being a part of MTF’s melting pot of ideas, skills and solutions that leave a lasting impact on our world.
Finance & Sponsorship Officer
I'm currently working as a general surgical Clinical Education Fellow at Warwick Hospital with an interest in pursuing a career in oncoplastic breast surgery. I am excited to be part of the MTF Hackathon as I am passionate about education and innovation.
IT & Marketing Lead
I’m a 4th Year medical student at the University of Leicester. I’m fascinated by technology and its ever-evolving role in healthcare. Being a part of MTF has given me an opportunity to explore this passion and work alongside an amazing, multidisciplinary team, whilst also giving me a chance to develop myself and help shape innovation along the way. I’m really excited about what we have planned, and I hope it inspires others to innovate too.
IT & Marketing Officer
I'm in my 4th Year of Medicine at Leicester. The inter-disciplinary nature of MTF is something I think is incredibly unique, especially in the medical field. Getting the opportunity to collaborate and network with such a diverse pool of individuals spanning engineering, IT and Business to name a few is enriching. I’m really excited for all these skills to come together to contribute towards ideas that can innovate and positively impact how we all live.
Hi, I am currently a fourth year medical student at UCLAN. Prior to my medical degree, I was a biomedical engineering student, and I absolutely loved the technological aspect of medicine. As part of the reason why I wanted to join the MTF, I also wished to network with other students who share the same interest as mine. I am very excited about the events we are planning to hold this year, and I hope things can go smoothly as planned.
I am a fifth year medical student at the University of Central Lancashire. I have always been fascinated by technological advancements transitioning into the clinical environment and I felt like MTF was the ideal organisation to be a part of to pursue that passion. Prior to joining the MTF I had only heard of hackathons in computer science fields but even then I found the proposal to be intriguing. I am very grateful to be able to not only participate in a medically relevant hackathon but also be a part of putting it together while working with an incredible team.
2nd Year Medical Engineering. I've always had the passion to medicine, but never pictured myself as a doctor. I was part of the MTF program last year, and I enjoyed it very much. It gave me the great opportunity to meet new people, but would also allow me to share various ideas for better clinical assistance, for the sake of a world with fewer challenges. This encouraged me to proceed with becoming a committee member.
Year 3 Medicine Student at the University of Bristol. I am an avid coder, with an interest in innovation and optimization. I heard about MTF in 2020, and was immediately drawn to it since it went about bringing together my two favorite topics - medicine and technology. I'm very excited about the upcoming hackathon, and seeing what different teams come up with in response to problems!