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OVERVIEW

In line with the UAE Vision, Innovation Strategy and the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, healthcare is identified as one of the key strategic pillars. With a VISION to position Abu Dhabi as a center of excellence and innovation in Healthcare. Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, announces TIP Healthcare Awards through the TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneers) Platform initiated by the Ministry of Economy and Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi.

The TIP Healthcare Awards objective is to establish a sustainable world-class platform to encourage quality and competitive, healthcare innovation, on a global scale; by attracting innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the world and to stimulate innovation across a wide healthcare spectrum.

The Awards, hosted under TIP (Technology Innovation Pioneer) movement, is a vehicle which will undoubtedly boost innovation across industries, help spark creativity in science and technology amongst generations, and contribute to our vision of a “Healthier Abu Dhabi”.

The Department of Health Mission is; Bringing together global leaders and entrepreneurs in healthcare’s innovation, technology and research to shape the future of the world’s health practice. It will activate a research network across the nation, that will position Abu Dhabi as a world-class hub for innovation in healthcare and life science, backed with attracting the most talented experts from all over the world. Some of the current topics faced today, in line with our current focus on Non-Communicable Diseases.

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ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the TIP Healthcare Awards, you have to complete the TIP Overview Course and one of the following three courses: Patent & Intellectual Property Course, Proof of Concept Course or Start-up your Business Course.

TIP Healthcare Awards are globally open for candidates with innovative ideas that can be basic or developed and tested, and are interested in contributing to the Healthcare listed throughout TIP Healthcare Awards. We are looking for driven resourceful healthcare and health-tech innovators who are interested in registering their projects in Abu Dhabi and UAE under: patent, proof of concept or start-up. Below you can find the details about eligibility for the 3 options:

Global participants with a healthcare and health-tech innovative idea that they would like to protect in Abu Dhabi & UAE. The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Technology Based.
  2. It has to be Inventive.
  3. It has to be a novel.
  4. It has to be healthcare and health-tech related.
  5. It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are: Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods Invention that may lead to violation of the public order or morals. Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games Applications that are not augmented applications

Any global participant, commercial organisation, academic institution and government organisation with a healthcare and health-tech innovative idea to implement in Abu Dhabi & UAE: They need to provide evidence of:

  1. Ownership of the healthcare & health-tech project
  2. Prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus
  3. The right to commercialise the project
  4. The right to disclose information in respect of the project.

Participant with ideas that are not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may include:

  1. Lack of novelty
  2. Obviousness
  3. Lack of industrial applicability
  4. Cannot be patented

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your project on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

The start-up within Abu Dhabi & UAE should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. An innovative healthcare & health-tech idea
  2. A technology based company
  3. Preferably established in the market between 1-2 years
  4. Has obtained a patent or run a POC through Takamul Program

Global participants with a healthcare and health-tech innovative idea that they would like to protect in Abu Dhabi & UAE. The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Technology Based.
  2. It has to be Inventive.
  3. It has to be a novel.
  4. It has to be healthcare and health-tech related.
  5. It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are: Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods Invention that may lead to violation of the public order or morals. Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games Applications that are not augmented applications

Any global participant, commercial organisation, academic institution and government organisation with a healthcare and health-tech innovative idea to implement in Abu Dhabi & UAE: They need to provide evidence of:

  1. Ownership of the healthcare & health-tech project
  2. Prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus
  3. The right to commercialise the project
  4. The right to disclose information in respect of the project.

Participant with ideas that are not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may include:

  1. Lack of novelty
  2. Obviousness
  3. Lack of industrial applicability
  4. Cannot be patented

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your project on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

The start-up within Abu Dhabi & UAE should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. An innovative healthcare & health-tech idea
  2. A technology based company
  3. Preferably established in the market between 1-2 years
  4. Has obtained a patent or run a POC through Takamul Program