Sciathon Rules

The goal of the Online Sciathon 2023 is to develop project ideas and solutions for innovative applications of medical research in 48 hrs – and to have fun and interact with the global Lindau Meetings’ community.

The core of the Sciathon is cooperative, inclusive, fair teamwork done in diverse, interdisciplinary groups and in line with the Lindau Guidelines and the Lindau Spirit.

The result of the 48-hour Sciathon will be documented in a final report (up to five pages) that the groups have to hand in prior to the closing ceremony (30 April, 17.00 hrs CEST).

Groups should also create a 2-minute video about the project, to be delivered until 1 May, 17.00 hrs CEST. The video and possibly the report will be released on the Sciathon website and, if applicable, through the Lindau Meetings’ online platforms.

Papers and videos will be reviewed by an expert jury. The 5 groups with the best evaluations will get to present their ideas at the 72nd Lindau Meeting on 26 June 2023. Representatives of the groups on the short list will have the opportunity to present their projects and attend the meeting on the day of the presentation. This is not tied to an invitation in the strict sense with the assumption of travel costs. If necessary, the top 5 groups will be supported in optimally preparing their project presentation in the run-up to the workshop.