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Team of Khalifa University Researchers and Collaborators Wins ‘UAE Together Apart Hackathon’ Grand Prize to Visit Ericsson’s Headquarters in Sweden

April 8, 2022

RenAIssance Team to Present in Sweden Disruptive Innovations in IoT Devices and 5G Technology with Cloud-Based, Medical IP-Rich AI Platform to Deliver High Quality Healthcare Services  


Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced RenAIssance, a team of researchers and collaborators, has won the grand prize at Ericsson’s ‘UAE Together Apart Hackathon’ for its solution RenAIssance. The grand prize  includes a fully-paid visit to showcase the solution at Ericsson’s Headquarters and engage with the entrepreneurial community in Stockholm, Sweden. 


The Hackathon, organized under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy, is inspired by the UAE Vision 2021 objectives, and aims to accelerate the journey towards a more connected future and solving global challenges. 



The RenAIssance team includes Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Khalifa University; Dr. Siddiq Anwar, Physician, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and Adjunct Associate Professor at Khalifa University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University alumni and Engineering Systems and Management Master’s graduate Himanshu Upadhyay, and Dr. Mohammad Yaqub, Assistant Professor, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence. 


RenAIssance re-imagines a world where high-quality medical care can be consistently provided to improve healthcare outcomes across the globe. RenAIssance endeavors to provide risk-based decision-making tools to healthcare providers looking after patients suffering from kidney disease by leveraging its cutting-edge AI platform. It integrates disruptive technologies and innovations in medical IoT devices and 5G technology with its cloud-based, medical intellectual property-rich AI platform to deliver its services.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
8 April 2022