1st Hackathon in Sport

Join us to meet six teams, including two LOTG Hackathon award winners, who will be demonstrating technologies that can immediately, or in the near future, prevent, diagnose or treat concussion in sport.

26-28 March 2021

Join teams from the UK’s top science and sporting universities including Cambridge, Loughborough and many others. Sign up to participate.

Love of the Game would like to thank the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation as our Presenting Sponsor.

Love of the Game (in collaboration with Hacking Health UK) are hosting a Hakathon aimed at bringing the brightest minds across the Design (both User Experience and Product), Developer and Engineering worlds together with amateur and professional Sports People, Academics and Researchers in the Sport Health fields; to create solutions that prevent, diagnose and treat head injuries and concussion within sports.

Over the course of this 2.5 day event our Hakathon participants will connect with, and form cross-disciplinary teams, combining their knowledge to create innovations that have real world applications that will improve the lives of those that love and play sports.


Not only will you part of a community of like-minded creative tech-innovators, attending the Hakathon will allow you to apply your expertise and grow your professional network. Additionally winning teams receive support to further develop their solutions with the support of the Love of the Game team.

UX Design | Product Design | Engineering | Computer Science| Sports Science | Sports Medicine | or just love sports and hackathons
…then why not sign up and attend our Hakathon.


Hackathons started as software development ‘brainstorms’ and developed into a global movement for rapid technological innovation. Health Hackathons use the same principle of rapid innovation but apply it to real world health challenges.

You may have caught our deliberate spelling mistake (Hakathon). In recognition of Love the Game’s rugby links, and a not-so-subtle hint at potential Hakathon energiser activities, we have endeavoured to put the Haka into this Hakathon and we hope when you attend you bring the same energy, passion and whimsy to whichever team you work with.


  • Over the course of the Hakathon, you’ll connect with, and form teams with people with a range of skills, all united by the desire to create solutions that PREVENT, DIAGNOSE and TREAT head injuries and concussion within sports.
  • During the weekend you’ll get to flex your expertise and grow your professional network as well as have the opportunity to win prizes that allow winning teams to further develop their solutions, with the support of the Love of the Game team.

Sports with Concussion Issues

(not an exhaustive list!)

Rugby (Union & League) | American Football | Football | Cricket | Horse racing | Boxing | Cycling | Snow Sports | Aussie Rules | Ice Hockey | Basketball | Netball | Motorsports (inc. F1) | Wrestling | Judo | Canoeing/ Kayaking


We would like to thank our very generous sponsors.