Innovation at the core

The Digital Care Transformation team is the innovation and corporate venturing arm of UCB for digital health, in charge of managing the portfolio of digital assets and the associated innovation processes and mechanisms in this space.

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Inspiring care every step of the way

At UCB, we always strive to find new ways to deliver solutions, peace of mind and opportunity to people living with severe diseases. This ambition yields an opportunity to transform care delivery by using digital as a key enabler.


Our Digital Business Transformation vision is to amplify the power of scientific innovation to create sustainable value, ensuring that patients can live the lives they choose, now and in the future. And since we cannot work to solve the most complex challenges in healthcare on our own, we partner and invest in meaningful relationships with those who share our vision.


The Digital Care Transformation incubator is a startup engagement program committed to providing equity-free support to entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. It is our objective to support entrepreneurs delivering innovation to our patients faster.

Our Digital Care Transformation (DCTx) team
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    Marie-Noel Achkar
    Head of DCTx Incubator Operations

    Marie-Noel is passionate about solving challenges in healthcare and shaping the future of health. She oversees the daily needs of the selected startups to achieve their goals.

    Connect with Marie-Noel on LinkedIn

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    Thyago Ohana
    Head of the DCTx Incubator Strategy

    Thyago is passionate about people, technology and the future – and how these things connect. He likes to call himself a “Digital go-to guy” leading positive change in healthcare one smile at a time.

    Connect with Thyago on LinkedIn

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    Erik Janssen
    Head of DCTx Immunology

    Erik is a healthcare executive with a passion for making a difference by creating partnerships and by transforming how care is delivered to patients with chronic diseases in rheumatology and dermatology.

    Connect with Erik on LinkedIn

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    Colin Lake
    Head of DCTx Neurology

    Colin spearheads UCB’s efforts to improve the support for patients and key stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem by driving UCB’s ambitious digital agenda for neurology

Partnering for greater impact

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Partnering for greater impact will ensure we achieve better outcomes for our patients, faster. This is why we have partnered with the innovation and startup specialist The Bakery. The Bakery is committed to co-create with UCB a world-class incubation program that will attract the best ventures, help accelerate their growth and enable ecosystem engagement to drive transformation and impact.

Want to join us?

Together we want to generate pioneering innovations that enable patients with severe and chronic diseases to enjoy better, healthier lives.

Our program