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Building a life science innovation economy in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Lessons from the region and worldwide



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As Gulf Cooperation Council states transition away from oil, there is an opportunity for the region to become a global life science innovation hub, bringing skilled jobs, investment and technology. But this won’t happen without a supportive policy environment.

Join our regional and international panellists to discuss policy best practice for successful life science industries, and the lessons for the region as it looks to the future.


Marwan Abdulaziz
Managing Director, Dubai Science Park

Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, United States and author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

Mark Schultz, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Akron and co-author of the Global Trade Secrets Protection Index

Mark Schultz
Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Akron, USA and co-founder of the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2)


Philip Stevens
Executive Director, Geneva Network