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In Collaboration with Department of Economy Development Abu Dhabi - Department of Health Reveals Challenges for 2nd TIP Healthcare Awards
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18 October 2018

Abu Dhabi, 17 October 2018: Department of Health—Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the second edition of the Technology Innovation Pioneer (TIP) healthcare awards and healthcare challenges in collaboration with Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), this upcoming edition will feature the first TIP Junior award for young innovators.

The second edition will be centred on tackling two main healthcare challenges: developing smart innovations to aid patients with special needs and help them overcome disabilities; and the handling of large healthcare data to keep up with the fast IT revolution that the world has witnessed over the past two decades.

The TIP Junior will include challenges for contestants from secondary school students (cycle 2 and 3 or grade 7 to 12) in Abu Dhabi’s public and private schools aimed at engaging school students in the development of innovative solutions for common healthcare concerns among them. For the upcoming edition the focus will be on obesity, encouraging students to provide innovative solutions dedicated to its reduction.

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health commented: “We believe that innovators will lead the development and growth of the sector. Using their engaging ideas and creativity, we will undoubtedly reach advanced solutions for the sector’s most pressing challenges. I am pleased to invite academics of all ages to tackle the challenges and contribute to the TIP healthcare award programme. By becoming proactive change makers and transforming these challenges into opportunities, they will create success stories that will elevate the sector to new heights.”

H.E. Al Hamed added: “As Abu Dhabi gears up to host the Special Olympics World Games 2019, we were keen to create a challenge that encourages innovators to make a positive impact in the lives of those who will benefit from this initiative, and continue playing an active role in serving the community and nation as a whole.” H.E Al Hamed also stressed that the TIP Junior awards is in line with DoH’s commitment to creating a health-conscious generation that is capable of overcoming health challenges such as obesity.

H.E. Mohamed Al Hameli, Undersecretary of Department of Health stated: “The global focus is on leveraging advancements from artificial intelligence and technology to achieve better diagnosis and advanced medical treatments, in addition to better regulating the healthcare sector. To that end, we have committed ourselves to providing a platform for innovators that enables them to share and develop ideas, wherein they will receive the necessary support for these ideas to thrive, further enhancing healthcare outcomes.”

DoH launched the TIP healthcare awards to find creative solutions for the sector’s biggest challenges in Abu Dhabi, and to enhance its position as a pioneer in healthcare innovation. This will pave the way for future generations to engage in the fields of technology and science, whilst contributing to achieving the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. Young innovators who wish to take part in the award or learn more about submissions criteria, can visit www.healthcare.tip.gov.ae

 

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