Meet the finalists

These are the 4 awarded companies that will pitch at the Selection Event

The challenge

Open Innovation for better healthcare

MSD Lebanon is looking for an external partner to co-create a digital solution that helps oncologists to stay updated with relevant clinical content about cancer.


The solution should consider several channels (web, app, email newsletter, social media, etc) and adapt to the preferences to each user, so they are motivated to access the content regularly over time.


Wanted! A partner to co-create and roll-out a solution with the economic support of up to $20,000  

This is a call to all Digital Health companies to transform healthcare. MSD Lebanon has identified the challenge of empowering oncologists by keeping them updated in their field.

Why participate

Co-create sustainable business models with MSD


Up to $20,000 to co-develop and locally launch a solution


Support from the Lebanese MSD team and external experts


Connection with the local ecosystem and MSD leaders


Dissemination leveraging local MSD channels.

Global success

Outcomes globally shared if succesful after 12 months


  1. Submit your proposal before 21/12/2018
  2. Up to four finalists will be announced on 21/01/2019
  3. Finalists receive mentorship to improve their initial proposal
  4. Finalists pitch their proposal at the Selection Event in Beirut on 05/03/2019
  5. Winning proposal will be co-created and rolled-out in the local market with MSD team support


After the Selection Event, the winner will go through a due diligence process and sign a cooperation agreement with MSD.


The co-creation process will last 12 months. The expected phases include co-design, development or adaptation, end user validation, roll-out and improvement based on feedback. To maximize chances of success, MSD encourages companies with relatively mature technology to submit. Otherwise the timing can be challenging.