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Under the Patronage of Ministry of Economy UAE, Ericsson Announces the Six Winning Teams of Its “Together Apart” Hackathon

October 27, 2021
  • Al Falasi: The UAE will thrive to become a preferred hub for global innovation
  • The six winning teams, focusing on key areas of UAE Vision 2021, have been announced and will showcase their solutions at the Swedish Pavilion in Expo2020 
  • The six winning teams proposed solutions tackling key topics in the vision including healthcare, sustainable environment, and education
  • The grand prize winner will get the chance to visit Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden to present the team’s solution and interact with the entrepreneurial community


Under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) organized the “Together Apart” Hackathon and the time has come to unveil the six winning teams who contributed with unique solutions that are in line with UAE Vision 2021 tackling key topics in the vision including healthcare, sustainable environment, and education.


The “Together Apart” Hackathon aim is to accelerate the journey towards a more connected future and solving global challenges by working with innovators, disruptors, and creative people of the UAE to build technology-based solutions aligned with the UAE Vision 2021. Participants from across the UAE were invited to contribute their innovative solutions, showcasing the power of connectivity and 5G, while taking inspiration from the six broad themes of UAE Vision 2021 – World Class Healthcare, First Rate Education System, Competitive Knowledge and Digital Economy, Sustainable Environment and Infrastructure, Safe Public and Road Safety, and Cohesive Society and Preserved Identity.


The finalists presented their solutions in front of the judging committee which selected six winners. Members of the judging committee consisted of senior representatives from the public and private sector including BecanWellness Solutions, Du, Dubai Future Foundation, Ericsson, Etisalat, Nasdaq and SOMA MATER.


The winning solutions are:


Members: Himanshu Upadhyay, Siddiq Anwar, Mohammad Yaqub, Mecit Can Emre Simsekler


Quoting the team about their solution: “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 Internet of Things (IoT) devices and 5G technology with its cloud-based, medical Intellectual Property (IP)-rich AI platform to deliver its services.”


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