Long established as the ‘must attend’ event in MENA region, Arab Health is all set to unite the European companies with international counterparts, celebrating innovation excellence. Under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0, the European Innovation Council (EIC) invites you to submit your application for the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals at a global level. The tradeshow will take place from 30 January to 2 February 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Arab Health attracts top healthcare professionals, manufacturers and service providers. It allows exhibitors to stay current with the latest trends, advancements, as well as keep ahead of competition in one of the fastest growing medical destinations. Numerous workshops, fruitful roundtable discussions and keynote speeches from pioneering thinkers aim at helping European SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups, grow and scale in today's evolving innovative ecosystem.
The 2023 edition of the high-level event will welcome 3,000+ exhibiting companies from 70 countries. If you are eager to launch your distinctive products and services, get significant brand exposure, increase your international presence and network with industry leaders, then Arab Health 2023 is the ideal place to do business overseas.
Applications are open until 16 September 2022.
What’s in it for you?
EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups, who will be selected to attend Arab Health 2023, will have access to unique business services, including pitching, matchmaking support, a free booth to exhibit their innovations within the European Pavilion, mentoring services, and the reimbursement of 50% of all expenses up to EUR 1 000.
Who can apply?
Arab Health 2023 is looking for EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups working on innovative advancements in the following fields:
- Medical Equipment & devices
- Disposables & consumer goods
- Imaging & diagnostics
- Healthcare & general services
- Wellness & prevention
- Healthcare infrastructure & Assets
- IT systems & solutions
- Digital Health
- Orthopedics & physiotherapy
- Healthcare innovation
After logging in with your EU-Login credentials, please fill in the application form and answer all the questions.
You will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Your plan to internationalise your innovative products and services overseas.
- The expected impact of your participation to the trade fair.
- The fit of your innovative products and services with the trade fair.
- Your commitment of financial and human resources for participation to a trade fair.
- Your contribution to EU strategic autonomy and/or the image of the EU as technology powerhouse.
Please notice that the information you provide on the application form will be shared with external experts in order to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings.
The OTF team will then contact all applicants by mid October, once the selection process has been concluded and inform each applicant of the outcome of their application.
About the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs Programme 2.0
The EIC OTF Programme 2.0 supports EIC beneficiaries to promote their commercialisation strategy in foreign markets and leverage business opportunities at the most popular trade fairs, strengthening the EU innovation brand around the world. Selected EIC-funded SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups from EU Member States and associated countries have access to the Programme.
The EIC OTF Programme 2.0 is running throughout 2022 and 2023, offering EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to attend 15 international trade fairs in different sectors across EU and extra-EU markets (Southeast Asia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America).
Should you have any question, please contact us through the EIC Community Helpdesk (please select the category “EVENT – EIC OTF Programme – Arab Health 2023’’ as the subject).
Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future EIC Business Acceleration Services initiatives.