1244 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5
Virtual Idea Submission
starts on:
Sep 14, 2022, 06:30 AM
ends on:
Oct 10, 2022, 06:29 PM
Onsite hackathon
starts on:
Nov 17, 2022, 03:30 AM
ends on:
Nov 18, 2022, 04:30 AM


Welcome to SHIFT 2022, the healthcare hackathon by Siemens Healthineers for students and startups.

Participate to shape the future of healthcare and your future. Get mentored to advance and SHIFT your idea into reality. Also gain internship opportunities for students and partnership opportunities for startups.

  • Rs. 14 lakhs in prizes
  • Focus themes: 
    • Access to care
    • Digitally enabled services
    • Smart fluoroscopic imaging
  • Important dates:
    •  Oct 10: Last date to submit ideas | Oct 21: Shortlist announced | Nov 17-18: In-person hackathon
  • Open to students and startups (see eligibility) 

SHIFT is the Siemens Healthineers Innovation Ecosystem. SHIFT is driven by Siemens Healthineers New Ambition that addresses the greatest opportunities in healthcare: fighting the most threatening diseases, enabling efficient operations, and expanding access to care. SHIFT connects people, resources, and tools in one comprehensive ecosystem, enabling collaboration beyond borders and accelerating innovation globally.

Students and startups as specified hereunder can participate in SHIFT 2022

Students in undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering, computing, and medical disciplines can participate.




Technology and computing









Doctoral and post-doctoral




Only early-stage startups which are less than three years old can take part.

  1. Registration (Sep 13 – Oct 10) involves two steps:
    • Register yourself individually on the microsite
    • Form a team with others who have registered
    • Click here for a PDF guide on how to register and form a team
  2. Idea Submission (Sep 13 – Oct 10) is only possible after you have registered and formed a team. You need to select a theme in the theme section, and submit an idea based on that theme. Click here for an idea submission guide template.
  3. Announcement of shortlisted teams (Oct 21) for the in-person 24-hour hackathon event in Bangalore. Kindly note, teams need to organize their travel and stay as mentioned in the Rules section.
  4. In-person 24 hour hackathon (Nov 17-18) and finale will be held at the Siemens Healthineers Technology Centre, Bangalore
  5. AMA sessions: Two ask me anything (AMA) sessions will be held.
    • AMA session 1 for all registered participants will be held in the calendar week (Sep 26-30)
    • AMA session 2 for all shortlisted teams will be held in the calendar week (Oct 24-28)


Note: Please use this idea submission template to submit your ideas.

Access To Care

There are still three billion people with low or basic coverage of essential health services globally. Our goal is to enable access to affordable and quality healthcare for everyone, everywhere. This is a broad concept that encompasses wide range of topics.

We are looking for simple, affordable solutions and services that work in resource-constrained environments, which:

  • Enable more underserved communities to access different medical tests to enable screening, early diagnosis and therapy for non-communicable, chronic, acute diseases especially oncology as well as cardiovascular and neurological conditions. Medical tests include procedures such as in-vitro point of care and lab tests as well as diagnostic imaging.
  • Facilitate remote patient care and the secure exchange of health information including patient symptoms, test results, reports, scans etc., among healthcare providers and patients.
  • Shift care to decentralized care (primary care center , mobile centers, home setting, city hospitals etc.)
  • Empower healthcare workers to effectively treat and manage patients by
    • Stratifying risks and determining the right care at the right time
    • Simplifying routine tasks of healthcare workers
    • Upskilling healthcare workers through training and education
  • Address any other pain points

Technology Enablers:

Digitally Enabled Services

Staff shortages, increased labor costs, and increased demand are some of the biggest challenges healthcare providers are facing today.

We are looking for services and solutions that enable providers to better serve more patients by:

  • Streamlining and optimizing hospital workflows such as patient registration, scheduling, reminders, navigation, admission, discharge, transfer, and payment. 
  • Optimizing lab and radiology department operations to improve utilization, reducing variability, enabling timely and accurate results, and lowering operating costs.
  • Improving productivity with solutions that eliminate or minimize repetitive tasks such as reporting to help healthcare staff maximize time to focus on challenging tasks and avoid staff burnout.

Technology enablers:

Smart Fluoroscopic Imaging

Fluoroscopic imaging is globally used for a variety of procedures that include swallow examinations, arthrography, upper and lower bowel examinations, uroscopy (bladder, kidney, ureter). We are looking for smart solutions that enhance fluoroscopic imaging and support the radiologist and radiographer in handling the system and diagnosing the patient.

We are looking for:

  • Intelligent support for X-ray acquisition: collimation, X-ray dose adaption, system positioning etc. according to anatomical structures and clinical question
  • Adding diagnostic value to the X-ray images during the fluoroscopic procedure through identification of abnormalities, anatomical measurements, anatomical segmentation etc.
  • Automation of IT: smart handling of DICOM images, new ways of archiving (since not all clinics have a picture archiving communication system (PACS) installed)
  • User and patient experience: solutions to make the procedure for user and patient as comfortable and as easy as possible, since fluoroscopic procedures are often complex, time-consuming, and painful.

Technology enablers:

Prizes INR 14,00,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st prize (2)
INR 5,00,000
Students: INR 5,00,000 
Startups: INR 5,00,000 
Taxes are not included
2nd Prize
INR 3,00,000
Students: INR 3,00,000 
Startups: NA
Taxes are not included
3rd Prize
INR 1,00,000
Students: INR 1,00,000 
Startups: NA
Taxes are not included
starts on:
Sep 14, 2022, 06:30 AM
closes on:
Oct 10, 2022, 06:29 PM

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