Dedalus promotes the first Digital Health Datathon in Andalusia together with the universities of Málaga and Seville

  • For Dedalus, Andalusia is one of the main poles of technological innovation to accompany its growth strategy, and its computer science schools are major focal points for attracting digital talent 
  • The multinational already has 260 employees linked to its centres of excellence in Málaga and Seville and expects to increase the workforce by 2023

To train and attract experts in information technologies for the health sector. With this objective, Dedalus, a leading company in digital health solutions and clinical diagnostics in Europe, is promoting the first Datathon in Digital Health in Andalusia together with the School of Computer Engineering of the University of Málaga (UMA) and the University of Seville (US). 

After the success of its first edition in Catalonia, the Dedalus Datathon Andalusia will start next February 8 until February 20, the day of defence of the projects. It is an open competition aimed at undergraduate students specialising in computer engineering, bioinformatics, health engineering, mathematics and telecommunications, among others, from the universities of Málaga and Seville. 

The Dedalus Digital Health Datathon aims to attract creativity, talent and motivation through the search for digital solutions to a challenge linked to continuity of care and health and social coordination with a focus on chronic multi-pathological patients, a clear priority for the health system at a regional and national level. 

Participating teams will work on the development of ideas and digital solutions, using the infrastructure and development environments provided by the Datathon organisation. These projects must be useful for healthcare professionals and/or patients and be able to be integrated into the healthcare system. 

Andalusia, the main focus of attraction of digital talent for the company

Dedalus Iberia makes its mark in Andalusia. The Digital Health Datathon is part of the growth strategy of the company, which already has 260 professionals in Andalusia, more than 50% of its workforce in Iberia (Spain and Portugal,) in its centres of excellence based in the Málaga TechPark and Seville. These centres are working on the development of digital hospital management solutions, open digital health history platforms, care coordination and chronic care management, digital pathology, data management and analytics and Artificial Intelligence, among other digital solutions to meet the needs of the healthcare sector. 

In this sense, Dedalus wants to support the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem towards a data-driven and person-centred healthcare model, supported by an open technology stack to foster collaboration at regional, national and international level,’ highlights Marisa Felipe, CEO of Dedalus Iberia. ‘Andalusia is key to our growth strategy in the Iberia region. We are passionate about innovation and with this Datathon, we aim to attract the best professionals to undertake new projects successfully,’ adds Marisa Felipe. 

The universities of Málaga and Seville have joined the pioneering initiative in the Andalusian region 

According to Manuel Enciso, director of the ETSI Informática de Málaga, ‘it is a luxury to have Dedalus, a reference in digital health worldwide, for an initiative of this type, and it makes visible the collaboration that we have been developing for a long time. This initiative enriches our students by promoting an immersive experience in a real problem that they will also share with students from the University of Seville, establishing yet another line of joint work in the joint degree in Health Engineering.’ In addition, he assures that ‘it will stimulate the curiosity of students to work in new environments.’ 

Likewise, Mª del Carmen Romero, director of the ETSI Informática de Sevilla, states that ‘she is convinced that this is an excellent opportunity for students to work on interdisciplinary projects. They will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to real problems and challenges in the field of health from different perspectives, which will lead to creative and innovative solutions. In turn, they will develop valuable skills for the world of work, such as collaboration and teamwork, as well as critical thinking, as this type of experience teaches students to question information and seek creative solutions to the problems they face.’

About Dedalus

Dedalus is the leading company in digital health and clinical diagnostics solutions in Europe, and one of the largest in the world. We currently accompany more than 6,300 healthcare organisations and 5,700 laboratories around the world on their digital transformation journeys, and our solutions cover more than 540 million people worldwide.

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