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ESA Business School and École Polythechnique Sign an Agreement for the Creation of a New Program in the Field of Managerial Innovation in Health

ESA Executive Education (Lebanon) and École Polytechnique Executive Education (France) sign an agreement and launch an executive training program on managerial innovation and health innovation management. The "Innov'Health" certification program will offer French and Lebanese professionals a similar training yet adapted to the economic model of their respective countries.
Within the framework of international cooperation, the Executive Education of École Polytechnique and ESA Business School join forces to launch an executive training program in the field of managerial innovation as well as health innovation management. This program is adapted to the particularities of each country and offers several modules of training for professionals in the field, mainly through the exchange of expertise in the sectors of tomorrow such as health tech, artificial intelligence, and fintech. The first project resulting from this cooperation is the creation of the Innov'Health certificate.
To be launched on November 26, 2020 by ESA in Lebanon and in April 2021 by École Polytechnique in France, this program aims to train health professionals, entrepreneurs, and tech professionals on emerging challenges in the health sector. For a period of ten days, spread over several months, the French and Lebanese participants will be taught by experts from École Polytechnique as well as by distinguished professionals.
"The partnership between ESA and École Polytechnique, in addition to reiterating the close proximity between Lebanon and France, will help develop know-how in the health industry, particularly in the applications of digital and artificial intelligence. This training partnership will help develop the skills needed to translate the current constraints of the health crisis into development opportunities ," stated Etienne Minvielle, Educational Director of the program, Professor at École Polytechnique, and Research Director at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research).
"The crises that have occurred in recent months have deeply questioned the health system in Lebanon, whose transformation will inevitably require a better integration of innovation and new technologies. Based on this observation, ESA and École Polytechnique's Executive Education teams aim to support healthcare professionals by providing them with all the necessary tools to rethink the economic models of companies in the sector and participate effectively in the reconstruction of the country," added Sandra Abboud, head of ESA's Executive Education Department.

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