What is it?
Sanofi is committed to collaborating with partners to advance cutting-edge discoveries. The Sanofi Innovations in Data Exploration and Analytics (iDEA) Awards program, launched in 2018, provides seed funding to innovators at research centers and early start-ups across North America to transform breakthrough digital, data science tools and new technologies into solutions that accelerate the R&D pipeline and improve people’s lives. In 2022, the iDEA awards (NA) and iTECH awards (Europe) merged into the Sanofi global iDEA-TECH awards.
About the program
- Seed funding of $150.000 USD
- 1 year project duration
- Dedicated Sanofi Project Champion and resources (subject matter experts)
- A stepping stone to further collaboration
Our selection process
A fast process to select and start projects in less than 8 months
Get ready !
Call for projects to be announced November 2023
Examples of Partnering Opportunities
Predict patient outcomes
Predict & track disease progression & drug effects
Maximize drug value in the real world
Optimize clinical trial design
Drug target enabling platforms
Test new digital/AI solutions
High throughput screening approaches
Analytic tools to understand drug mechanism or product quality
“The iDEA-TECH Awards initiative is providing a unique opportunity to work as a team to study itch in kids with atopic dermatitis in the comfort of their homes by incorporating our Emerald AI technology. It has been exciting to work so closely with the Sanofi team around a shared commitment to breaking new grounds for this important population.”
Dina Katabi, PhD, Thuan and Nicole Pham Professor, MIT President and co-Founder, Emerald Innovations, Inc.