Get to know the 2018 edition

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.


The winner







ONCOassist is a CE approved cleared to market, decision support app for oncology professionals. It’s the only oncology app on the market to have the regulatory approval for use in a hospital setting. ONCOassist has a host of tools and content specific to oncology.

The finalists 

A collaboration platform for Oncologists. The platform provides the latest scientific information, collaborate with each other, ability to use calculators, virtual tumor boards to discuss complex medical cases, run digital surveys.


An ecosystem where content is extracted from multiple sources, refined and then embedded into a MedUniverse patient case, then distributed

in a multichannel approach to maximize HCP interest and engagement.

eOnco is an application that enables oncologists to use natural language queries to

access, store and read anytime anywhere the latest oncology news and

emerging trends meet their educational needs and cooperate and discuss practice changing findings with other professionals. 

Selection event in Beirut

The Jury Panel


Okan Isikci


Managing Director - Levant

Ashraf Malak 


Chief of Operations for EEMEA


David Munir Nabti 


CEO and Founder of Pitchworthy

Fadi Nasr


Head of the hematology oncology department at Mount Lebanon Hospital

Mauricio Campos


Regional Head of IT & Digital Innovation


Khalil El Hallal 


Oncology Medical Lead - Levant

Rita Saadeh 


Oncology Business Unit Director - Levant



Nico Van Hoecke


President, EEMEA Region 

Will Wooding


Leads the MEA Oncology Business Unit


Ricardo Oliveira 


Chief of Staff for EEMEA


Rene Snyman


Chief of Marketing for EEMEA

Michael Hurly 


Regional Marketing & Commercial Operations Director for MEA Oncology

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