Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

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24.-25.05.2024 Hackathon "(Digital) innovations to promote mental health and mental health care"

Trainer/ Coach: Niklas Laasch

Dates: 24 & 25 May 2024, 9am - 5pm

Format: In presence; on the premises of HU Start Up Services in Berlin Mitte

Main target group: Doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Life Sciences who do their doctorate in the field of Psychology

Course language: German or English - as required


Course description:

Are you a doctoral candidate in psychology or a related subject? Would you like to contribute your expertise and skills to develop new ideas for mental health care and evaluate and test them in a short time under the guidance of an experienced coach?
Then take part in our hackathon on mental illness and health!

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event in which small groups work intensively on the development of an idea or product over a short period of time. No programming knowledge is required here - the focus is on idea and product development.

What can you expect?
Our hackathon will take place on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 May, at the HU Start Up Services premises in Mitte. In addition to an exciting supporting programme, the focus will be on working in small groups. Under the guidance of an experienced coach, we will use design thinking and rapid prototyping methods to transform your ideas into concrete product ideas in the shortest possible time and subject them to initial validation.


Participation is free of charge. Places are limited. Please use the registration form to register for the hackathon.



Family room

There are several family rooms at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin which you or the person looking after your child(ren) are welcome to use. Depending on which room we can book for you, it will be between 7 and 15 minutes's walk away from the venue. If you are interested, please note this in the registration form or send an email to



The workshop is open to all doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Of course, this also applies to disabled doctoral candidates and those with limited mobility. If you have any needs that would make it easier for you to access and participate in the workshop, please write to