HACARUS enters the Middle East with SMARKK

HACARUS Enters The Middle East With SMARKK

By joining forces HACARUS and SMARKK are set to provide a complete platform for end-to-end innovation enablement


April 9th, 2021 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates– HACARUS, the leading provider of lightweight and explainable AI, and SMARKK, the region’s premier boutique innovation consultancy, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership to bring AI solutions into the middle east.


“I am excited to bring our made-in-Japan innovations to the Middle East. We’ve helped numerous clients in the energy and utilities space in Japan realize digital transformation goals – I look forward to working with SMARKK to bring these capabilities also to the Middle East” said Kenshin Fujiwara, CEO at HACARUS


By combining HACARUS’ award-winning AI technologies with SMARKK’s expertise, the firms are uniquely adept to help companies in the region propel innovation efforts.


“The Middle East markets are shifting from being previously technology consumers to setting the foundation for organic technology development. Our partnership with HACARUS is at the heart of this new paradigm and we are keen on helping our partners in the Middle East on integrating AI into their innovation journeys.” Said Rabih El Chaar, Managing Partner at SMARKK


With over 100 AI projects successfully delivered, HACARUS brings vast experience from the industrial and energy & utilities fields, for applications such as ground penetrating data analysis, unsafe behavior monitoring and defect and error detection.

The joint offering will deliver a complete service – from strategy to AI and product development – all within the same package. To schedule an AI consultation contact SMARKK’s Business Development Manager, Mohamad Jomaa at mohamad@smarkk.com.



HACARUS INC, founded 2014 in Kyoto, Japan is the leading provider of Explainable Lightweight AI Tools, backed by Osaka Gas and Miyako Capital (Kyoto University) among others. Its solutions are used in the Medical field to enable humans to make better, faster and more reliable decisions, based on AI driven insights. Hacarus’ proprietary AI engine is built using Sparse Modeling, an AI method that understands data like a human would – by its unique key features and is far more resource, time and energy efficient when compared to Deep Learning. To learn more, visit https://hacarus.com

About Smarkk

Smarkk is a boutique agency that aims to contribute towards scaling up innovation and technological deployment in the Middle East. Smarkk has a proven track record of helping our partners in developing practical strategies and supporting the implementation of projects for government institutions, private entities, and start-ups on innovation and technology topics covering a wide range of industries.  To learn more, visit https://www.smarkk.com/


Takashi Someda

CTO of Hacarus. Has over 15 years experience as a software and server engineer in several global SaaS startups. Currently working hard to make something new with machine learning. Holds masters degree in Information Science at Kyoto University.

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