Novartis Biome

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Welcome to the Novartis Biome

The Novartis Biome is a digital innovation lab powered by Novartis. It aims to empower and engender health tech companies and people passionate about disrupting healthcare through the use of data and digital technologies.

Boosting the Digital Ecosystem

First and foremost, the Novartis Biome is being built for entrepreneurs with a shared passion to innovate healthcare by solving real-world problems. It is intended to open up access to key Novartis resources, including relevant datasets, mentorship and customized curriculums. 
 
The Novartis Biome is also for the digital ecosystem at large – incubators and accelerators, venture capital, industry partners, data providers and more. Working together, we’ll seek to reimagine ways to improve and extend patients’ lives by leveraging data and digital technologies.

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“Tech, data and science are all coming together. Incredible entrepreneurs and smart startups are going after some of the most important healthcare challenges and through the Novartis Biome we’ll partner to accelerate these innovative solutions and reimagine medicine with data and digital.”
Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer Novartis
“Passionate start-ups and entrepreneurs are the vanguard of health tech. We want to work together to translate that innovation into real solutions for patients.”
Vas Narasimhan, CEO Novartis

HealthX World Series Challenges

Our newly-kicked off series of global, open innovation challenges seeks to partner with the digital health ecosystem and people passionate about disrupting healthcare to help find creative new solutions to important healthcare problems using data and digital technologies. 

Sponsored by Novartis’ Chief Digital Officer, the Novartis Biome powers the HealthX World Series which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September 2018. We’re planning to host several global open innovation challenges a year. Challenges may include hackathons, virtual challenges, pitch competitions and more.

Our Inaugural HealthX Challenge Winners at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

From over 30 entries, five finalists were selected and pitched their digital solutions focusing on solving challenges around heart failure. An esteemed panel of judges selected the winners in two categories: Established Startup (Veta Health) and Virtual Hackathon (Wavy). 

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The Novartis Biome Team
  • Headshot of Mohanad Fors, Head of Novartis Biome

    Mohanad Fors

    Head of Novartis Biome, co-founder

  • Headshot of Robin Roberts, Head of Innovation and Strategy Novartis Biome

    Robin Roberts

    Head of Innovation & Strategy Novartis Biome, co-founder

  • Headshot of Shwen Gwee, General Partner Novartis Biome

    Shwen Gwee

    General Manager, Head of Open Innovation Novartis Biome, co-founder

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