FAQs

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY?

No, there is no fee to apply, and it only takes approximately 40-45 minutes to complete the application.

IS IT SAFE TO DISCLOSE SENSITIVE INFORMATION?

Yes, all information disclosed will be treated as confidential and will be an integral part of the patent registration process within Takamul program in the department of economic development – Abu Dhabi the leading IP support program since 2011.

WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Official applications will open on the end of December 2017, with a final deadline of 23rd of March 2018.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

TIP Healthcare Awards provide participants with customized and efficient learning opportunities. Most competitions simply judge your concept without helping you learn from the experience. The participants in TIP Healthcare Awards receive feedback not only directly related to patents, proof of concepts and startup registrations, but an opportunity to get formally introduced to a broad network of healthcare professionals and to establish themselves in an emerging TIP movement.

DO I NEED AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS TO COMPETE?

No, you can be in the ideation or operation phase.

IS TIP Healthcare Awards ONLY OPEN TO CERTAIN INDUSTRIES OR IDEAS?

All ideas will be consider as long as they contribute to the Non-Communicable diseases listed in the TIP Healthcare Awards challenges:

  1. Cardiovascular disease prevention and management
  2. Occupational and environmental health
  3. Mother, infant and school health
  4. Cancer control
  5. Chronic conditions including Asthma
  6. Oral health
  7. Diabetes
  8. Other healthcare related areas

IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS REQUIRED?

No, you can compete individually or as part of a team with as many members as necessary.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I MADE IT TO THE NEXT STEP? WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I DO NOT ADVANCE?

All submissions receive notifications of their outcome. The chosen participants to proceed to the next step receive specific instructions to proceed.

DOES THE COMPETITION TAKE INTO ACCOUNT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS?

The scope of the challenge doesn’t include an R&D track, however if R&D has already been conducted and the innovation is at the patent, proof of concept or startup stage – then you are welcome to participate in any of the relevant tracks.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PATENT, POC OR START-UP APPLICATION?

Registrants can submit more than one Patent, POC or Start-Up application by creating different accounts with different emails, but same personal information, for each application.