Children's Health Hosts Innov8 4 Kids Challenge

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

If you are a mentor with healthcare and immersive technology development experience, have an innovative idea for pediatric healthcare, or are simply looking for a volunteer opportunity, then this event may be for you.

Children’s Health, the leading pediatric healthcare system in North Texas, is hosting a virtual hackathon, the Innov8 4 Kids Challenge. From July 16th – 18th, “teams will compete for prizes by designing or developing interactive tech that helps pediatric patients and employees.” The scope of this interactive technology can include anything in augmented reality, virtual reality, gamification, and mobile apps.

According to the virtual flyer, the minimum time commitment for the event is 16 hours, all of which are eligible to count toward student and other volunteer requirements.

Teams will consist of one to five people, with the top prize being $1000. In addition, prizes will be offered for the best high school team and the best college team. Optional mini-challenges start on the final day of registration, June 28.

If you are not a programmer, do not fret. The event will include the first-ever “No-Code Challenge,” where participants will use software that does not require any programming skills. There are also internship opportunities for members of the winning teams.

The event will support initiatives and projects at the Children’s Health Care Delivery Innovation Lab, the first pediatric innovation lab in North Texas.

For further questions about the event, email

Click here to learn more and register.

Read the original article from Dallas Innovates.