To make itself more effective the Business Council has organised itself into a series of working groups.
Focusing on the core area of business engagement between the UAE and the UK.
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group seeks to seek to deal with the plethora of ties that exist between the UAE and the UK in these sectors.
Developing and promoting excellence in industry.
Looking to the future of technology across all sectors.
Preparing the education sector for the future.
Useful articles for those thinking of doing business in the UAE
The UAE has made huge progress diversifying its economy
The UK has the 5th largest national economy in the world
The UAE-UK Business Council has committed to help increase bilateral trade and investment to £25bn by 2020.
The cooperation agreements between the UAE and UK reflect the depth and strength of the bilateral relationship
Ensuring the implementation of the Business Council’s action plan
Working with others
HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group seeks to help UK and UAE companies setting up and operating in the other nation and has assisted the UAE in developing Government partnerships for strategy and regulation.
UK Business Ambassador, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Provost of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
It is currently focusing on:
It will also focus on the UAE’s key economic priority of enhancing inward investment in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and research and development sectors and will attempt to explore new opportunities in the medical tourism sector.
2018 – Healthcare & Life Sciences Forum held in London with a view to increasing partnership between the UK and the UAE. The forum involved presentations from British and Emirati Ministers, senior government officials and private organisations on the UK and UAE healthcare and life sciences sectors with a particular emphasis on the UAE government’s vison of being a world class destination for quality and sustainable healthcare. 140 companies from the UK healthcare and life sciences sectors attended the event.
2018 - Kings College Hospital’s partnership with Ashmore Group to establish new clinics and a 100-bed hospital in the UAE came about with the support and advice of this Group. The hospital is due to open in December 2018.
2017 - Successful Bilateral Governmental lobbying on pharmaceutical regulation.
2015 – Queen’s University Belfast entered a partnership with Dubai Healthcare City to develop the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences and its College of Medicine. The agreement means that Queen’s University assists in the development of the University and College of Medicine including curriculum development, recruitment and selection of staff and admissions.