Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, Hub71, has entered into a partnership with French pharmaceutical company Sanofi to expedite the development and implementation of cutting-edge healthcare technologies in Abu Dhabi. The collaboration aims to improve the quality of patient care as well as promote the utilisation of data and technology-driven innovations in the healthcare sector.
Given the rapid growth and investment in HealthTech, the partnership will pilot and validate innovative HealthTech applications that align with Sanofi’s commercial priorities and support Hub71’s expanding startup community. Sanofi will present use cases and business development opportunities to Hub71 startups, fostering breakthrough innovations in healthcare. The ultimate goal of Hub71 and Sanofi is to advance the HealthTech industry in the UAE by encouraging collaboration among industry leaders and enhancing local knowledge and expertise.
Mr. Jean Paul Scheuer, MCO Lead, General Manager Greater Gulf at Sanofi, commented that “our partnership with Hub71 creates a pathway for us to bring the full force of our legacy in scientific innovation along with our expertise in digital healthcare to transform how health services are delivered in the UAE. The projects and initiatives born out of this partnership will accelerate the cycle of data- and technology-driven innovation in healthcare to find answers to elusive challenges and give people more control over their health, empowering them to live better, fuller lives.”
Healthcare is a strategic sector receiving support from over 30 HealthTech startups at Hub71, utilising technologies such as artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and wearable devices to revolutionise the industry. The ecosystem’s corporate, government, and investment partners are collectively working to push the boundaries of healthcare through science and technology, providing entrepreneurs with pathways to commercialise viable solutions.
The UAE has established itself as a global centre for scientific and healthcare innovation, committing AED 4.9 billion to promote a healthier society by 2026.