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 and iTECH awards (Europe) merged into the Sanofi iDEA-iTECH awards.

Sanofi iDEA-iTECH Awards is a one-year program consisting of:

  • Seed funding of $150.000 USD
  • Dedicated Sanofi Project Champion and resources (subject matter experts)
  • A steppingstone to further collaboration

Examples of Partnering Opportunities

Design & rank FIC/BIC drug candidates & combinations for efficacy and safety

Predict & track disease progression & drug effects

Optimize clinical trial design

Predict patient outcomes

Maximize drug value in the real world

A fast process to select and start projects in less than 8 months:

iDEA-iTECH recipients for the 2022-2023 cycle

  • Doug Arnold and Tal Arbel, McGill University
  • Brett Beaulieu-Jones, Harvard Medical School
  • Jennifer Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bonnie Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Laurie Boyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sandesh Nagamani, Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Brittle Bone Disorders consortium

For a complete list of past and current recipients, click here.

For more information about iDEA-iTECH Awards, contact SRI-NA@sanofi.com

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