MSD Innovation Factory

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  • Start date

    October 25, 2016

  • End date

    February 07, 2017

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MSD is eager to find new and better ways to provide healthcare services to patients and healthcare professionals around the world.

That is why the EEMEA MSD Organization is opening its doors for entrepreneurs and ideators to come up with feasible solutions to three of the most important needs across all countries in the region. A total of 9 finalists (3 for each need/ challenge) will not only have the opportunity to showcase their proposal and debate with MSD experts on how to co-create together, but also will have the chance to earn $3,000 USD if selected as the most articulate and innovative solution.

The Challenges of the competition are :

InnoRep: Help MSD pharmaceutical representatives make the best impression on physicians and healthcare professionals. Your mission is to create an innovative solution to make that 2-minute interaction memorable, engaging, and unique so that physicians would prescribe the medicine being pitched.

Edu Care: We all hate waiting at the doctor’s waiting room. The challenge here is to make the best out of that time sitting there. Your idea or innovation should raise the level of knowledge on a specific health topic, in a way that improves the patient’s overall experience.

Smart Stock: Stocking medicine and medical drugs is a serious thing, ask any pharmacist. Your goal here is to optimize the proper stocking of MSD products at the central warehouse of pharmacy chains. You are NOT to create another Inventory Management System, but rather build a new channel to proactively communicate relevant information about stock issues.  

Before applying to the competition, make sure to carefully read the rules & regulations to see if your idea is eligible to participate.The winners of each category are eligible to receive valuable prizes, which include cash prizes and in-kind services. See what's up for grabs here.

The deadline for applying is December 20, apply here. The final day of EEMEA Innovation Factory will take place on February 7, 2017 in MSD offices in Dubai.

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