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January (5)7-8 Bergen

January 9-12 Svalbard



7 January

Doors opening in Eitri. Welcome to Haukelandsbakken 31!





Work with your group and mentor. Food and snacks served during the day.


Enjoy the evening in Bergen.

8 January


Finalize the presentations


Access to data and data platform

Presentation by participants



Work with your group and mentor. Food and snacks served during the day.





Datathon symposium, including the finalist presentation. Announce winners and close 

(Detailed programme with speakers coming soon!)


Enjoy the evening in Bergen!







9 January


Doors opening


Judging :-)

Group presentations



Final touch and presentation sent to organizing committee

The Eitri Medical Datathon returns for 2024, with a renewed vigor and an expanded horizon. Building on the successes and momentum of the 2022 event, this year, we're setting our sights beyond Bergen to the pristine and icy landscapes of Svalbard. Our theme for this year is "Equity in Healthcare Data", emphasizing the importance of inclusive, comprehensive, and unbiased data application in medical scenarios.

Using data to save lives

Even more data from the hospital!

3 datasets

  • Intensive Care

  • Postoperative complications after surgery

  • Acute coronary syndrome

Data champions

Equity in Every Byte: Bridging Health Data Divides

Hackathons promote doctor-data scientist collaboration and expanded access to electronic medical-records to improve patient care.

Leo Celi, a researcher at MIT and a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, leads a global series of health care hackathons, or datathons, to bring doctors and data scientists together and encourage hospitals to make use of their electronic medical records.

Eitri Medical Datathon 2024 is proudly supported by:


The datathon will be held in Eitri - next to mnt Ulriken in Bergen (Haukelandsbakken 31). A brand new innovation house of 2400sqm, for events, collaboration, work and fun.

The location provides a big main event space, several seminar areas, a nice outdoor area with glass roof for protecting you from rain showers and boosting the Nordic sun, as well as showers for all our guests, open day and night. The location is wheelchair friendly. Eitri is situated in the Bergen Hospital area - A perfect place to exchange ideas and work with fellow life savers.

The nearby caffeteria, shops, mnt Ulriken restaurants and frequent bus connections to the city centre will serve you well with food and all the other stuff you might need. A hike to Bergen's largest mountain is is conveniently 30 seconds away and we provide food and drinks during the datathon.

Bergen is a medium sized city, but still cozy city at the west coast of Norway, close to the fjords, mouintains, and sea. Due to the near Bergen airport and its connections with several airlines, it’s possible to get there from all over the world.

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The two last decades, several industries have used data to drive of transformation and quality improvement. We see the opportunity for the same revolution in health care. Norway, and Bergen, is positioned to take a leading role - given the long history of establishing and maintaining health registers.

To unleash the potential, large amounts of data originating from the clinics need to be made accessible, organized, analyzed and curated. Clinicians and Data scientists must work together to understand and explore the meaningful, secondary use of clinical data.

September 16-18 we organize a datathon in Eitri, Bergen, together with Leo Celi from MIT. Celi is best known for bringing together clinicians and data scientists to collect and analyze data routinely collected during the healthcare process. His team at MIT built and maintains the publicly available MIMIC database which provides healthcare data to thousands of users around the world.

Our vision for the datathon is for the development of a care system consisting of Clinical Informatics without walls, in which the creation of evidence and clinical decision support tools is initiated, updated, honed and enhanced by scaling the access and meaningful use of clinical Data.

The Datathon

The aim of the Eitri datathon is to utilize previously admitted patients' data data from the emergency room to answer important clinical research questions. An equally important aim is to bring together clinicians, data scientist, engineers, industry, and investors for interdisciplinary collaboration aiming to provide better healthcare in the Bergen Hospital, and to the world.

The MIT group is behind the MIMIC database which is global gold standard for organization and utilization of clinical data. The MIT group will participate in and help organizing the Datathon (workshops). They have helped with similar events across the world, and have built an active network with nodes in cities like Boston, London, Milan, Århus, and Sao Paulo. We now plan a datathon Bergen, where medical doctors, biomedical engineers, data scientists and statisticians along with key international researchers/speakers and key MIMIC experts from the MIT lab work with data from the emergency room at Haukeland Hospital.


There will be 80-120 participants for the actual datathon and key stakeholders from Haukeland Hospital, HVL, University of Bergen, Curie and Eureka student organizations, have agreed to participate. Clinicians, students, industry and professors are invited to participate, nationally and internationally.

Event profile

Eitri Datathon is the best place to connect to other professionals and expand your possiblities. There will be social gatherings, session tracks, workshops, exhibition opportunities, and and several common spaces so attendees from all backgrounds can meet and connect.


  • Developers and Data Scientists

  • Technical Leaders

  • Private Companies and health startups

  • Healthcare professionals from the Hospital

  • Gouvernment

  • Scientific Communities and Researchers


The event will cover:

  • Critical Data Software development

  • AI

  • Use cases and applications

  • Registry data and open data

What to expect

On this event you will find talks covering:

  • Bridging clinics with data

  • Startups, industry and health data– Norway’s new oil?

  • Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms

  • Opportunities in health, sensors and IoT in the hospital

  • Standards and interoperability

  • Health ecosystems and community

  • National registries and private health data

  • Business products powered by health data

Call for sponsor opportunities

Sponsors are the backbone of the conference. With your valuable support, we can organize this great event that the healthcare system needs.

Any profits generated after this event will be reinvested into our Eitri non-profit ecosystem. By sponsoring Eitri Datathon, you are extending your contribution to better, a contribution that is essential to establishing a public-private healthcare community in western Norway.

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