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HBKU IE Impact Xcelerator Healthcare and Technology Collider Event

IE Impact Xcelerator, in collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), would like to welcome you all to the “Healthcare and Technology Collider” Event, which will be held in Qatar on December 12th, 2023.

For Whom:

The topic of Health and Technology is a broad topic to engage with different technologies, such as artificial intelligence, sensors, telemedicine, behavioral analytics, metaverse/digital twins, genomics, and medical devices among many other technologies to improve the healthcare services in Qatar and globally.

In the context of:


Agenda: Healthcare and AI/Tech

Challenge: What are the opportunities to improve Healthcare with AI and new technologies?

Start 2:30pm Doha, Qatar

2:30-2:40 pm – Introduction Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu and Dr. Aiman Erbad – Objectives

2:40-3:00 pm – Introduction from Dr. Mounir Hamdi- Founding Dean: College of Science and Engineering, HBKU on “The Future of Health Research”

3:00-3:30 pm – Dr. Pepe Zamorano and Dr. Niko Mihic Keynote address “Challenges in Healthcare” (15min each)

3:30-4:00 pm – Panel: Introductions with 5 min each – goals and perspective

4:00 – 4:20 pm
– Coffee Break 

4:20-4:40 pm– Shaun Holt, CEO Alveo 

4:40 – 5:30 pm– Discussion of what if we were collaborating.

Where are the new gaps?


5:30-6:00 pm- Areas of intersection , breakout session to cross-pollinate and collide, what could be a in a research proposal that could be intersected

6:00 pm- Wrap up with Social Event/ and light snack foods

Tech Catalyst Events

Tech Catalyst Forum events include:

  • Catalyst Lectures with trend-changing tech ventures.  Ventures are today’s Advanced Development Labs
  • Collider Meetings to break silos between ventures, industry, and academics
  • Discussions in  technology, business, innovation culture,  design, process, and leadership
  • Y-Combinator style mentoring with Rise Europe to support top deep tech ventures
  • Steering Committee Meetings

Schedule: 2023-2024

  • October 26, 2023: Virtual Asset Regulation-Mini-Collider Event-IE Tower, Madrid/Online
  • December 12, 2023: Qatar, AI and Health Collider 
  • January 16, 2024: Smart Construction
  • February 27, 2024: Bio-Convergence
  • March 26, 2024: Tourism and Sustainability 
  • April 23, 2024: Robotics
  • May 28, 2024: Cleantech