in5 Dubai-incubated Liber Health has been recognised among the world’s most innovative startups by the UN-affiliated World Summit Awards (WSA). With a first-of-its-kind digital identity platform powered by blockchain and biometrics, the startup was selected for an international WSA as the Best National Digital Solution from the UAE, in the health and wellbeing category.
Liber Health will be evaluated among over 340 international nominations from countries including Canada, Indonesia, Finland, and Mozambique. The final winners will be announced this month.
Leveraging a well-connected ecosystem of specialised facilities, along with access to investors, mentors, networking and training opportunities at in5, Liber Health developed and fine-tuned a cutting-edge blockchain solution, which uses safe and contactless IRIS recognition for identification, privacy, health data transfer and fever detection. It also supports other essential industry leaders who are struggling with misidentifications and duplicate records, while ensuring workforce and consumer wellbeing and safety inside. Zain Moosa, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Liber Health, said: “As a result of our COVID-19 experience, we are thinking differently about how we value and leverage systems infrastructure. Liber Health is a novel healthcare solution that connects millions and fills the severe gaps in health data interoperability now more than ever. The team at Liber Health has created a fast and secure way for health discovery and efficiency.”
Celebrating the global recognition, Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City and the Head of in5, said: “As a leading startup incubator enabling entrepreneurs across tech, media and design, in5 is thrilled that Liber Health’s is making its mark by exporting local innovation to solve global problems. Liber Health’s solution is valuable as it helps businesses respond to tech-inspired transformation in the medical sector and bridge the digital divide. We congratulate them on this remarkable achievement and wish them luck for the final round.”