Who is hosting the challenge?

OncLive® is hosting the challenge.

What is the OncLive® challenge designed to do?

The Innovative Technology in Cancer Care Challenge will bring together great minds to discuss the potential of digital tools to change the way we approach healthcare at the individual and population levels. Applicants are asked to submit concrete methods to combine current technology with oncology to create an innovative product designed to improve physicians' clinical practice and/or patient outcomes. The challenge seeks to (1) bring together those individuals in healthcare, including academic and community oncologists, managed care specialists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, to discuss the specified topic and (2) provide applicants the opportunity to connect with various oncology professionals on emerging trends and technologies in oncology care and research. 

Who can and cannot participate in the OncLive® Innovation challenge? 

CAN PARTICIPATE: Eligibile individuals are those affiliated with companies with any prerevenue or independent contributors with less than $1 million of revenue. Submissions from students, medical professionals, academic institutions, private clinics, community centers, and investigators who have ideas or are at a precompany stage will also be accepted. 

CANNOT PARTICIPATE: Individuals ineligible to participate are those affiliated with new drug molecule, reformulations, genetic test, gene sequencing, or medical companies.  

How does the challenge work? 

Simply submit your idea at the contest submission page. Voting is crowdsourced (encourage your friends to vote for you!). The official judges will also vote after the submissions deadline. 

What are the judging criteria?

  • Practicality: Does the presenter clearly state the problem they are solving? How does their idea solve the problem, and how will they evaluate how well it works? Can the idea be realistically implemented in today’s clinical environment at a reasonable cost? 
  • Efficacy: We are looking for ideas that produce measurable benefits (improved patient outcomes, cost savings, reduction in care needed by patient, better patient experience, etc). 
  • Areas of focus: Concepts should be focused on the following disease states: cardiovascular, digestive, cancer, neurological/chronic pain, respiratory, and/or urology and pelvic health. 

The official judges will also vote after the submission deadline. Two finalists will be chosen by a combination of crowd voting and the scores of the official judges for online challenge. 

Can I edit my entry after I submit it?

You may edit your entry until someone votes or comments on it. After that, you can communicate with the judges directly to expand and refine your idea. The judges will consider all your responses as part of the overall submission. 

Can I submit more than 1 idea?

Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.  

What do I win? 

Six finalists will be chosen to pitch their ideas before a panel of judges. The panel of judges will then choose first- and second-place winner(s). First-place winner will receive $15,000, while second-place winner will receive $7,500.

Do I keep my intellectual rights?

Your ideas and concepts remain yours. Please remember that the submission platform is public disclosure. 


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