The Medical Research Insights project has won the German Design Award in the category Excellent Communications Design – Interactive User Experience . 

„The Medical Research Insights permits safe, direct access to various clinical data systems. Thanks to the intuitive UI system and clear, graphic presentation, complex medical information can be assessed simply and in real time and sound decisions made. The system replaces time-intensive manual processes and perfects working routines. It allows cancer centres and clinics to ascertain in the shortest possible time which therapy promises the greatest success. Serious and sober, the system promises to be a valuable tool for cancer research”, states the jury. 

This international premium prize from the German Design Council recognizes high-quality products and projects of the German and international design landscape. The aim of the German Design Award is to discover, present, and award prizes for exceptional and pioneering design. The segments Excellent Product Design and Excellent Communications Design each encompass 10 respective categories covering all areas of daily life. An expert jury selects the Winner awards in each individual category.


Medical Research Insights was developed by the Design & Co-Innovation Center from SAP in partnership with the German National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg.

The joint solution enables doctors and researchers to securely analyze clinical data to accelerate cancer research and to facilitate matching patients with the best clinical trials. Medical Research Insights gives instant access to clinical information from multiple sources for comprehensive cancer care and allows visualizing and analyzing complex data sets in real-time. In addition, it offers a holistic overview of each individual patient’s medical history in a graphical timeline to support medical staff during patient visits and tumor boards.

Designed for different roles Medical Research Insights replaces time-consuming and manual processes, streamlines workflows and increases the efficiency among various medical teams. It can be customized for different cancer centers and hospitals. Therefore, Medical Research Insights enables more institutes to easily obtain meaningful data to improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses and, ultimately, patient outcomes.


Medical Research Insights was one of two SAP projects recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as “inspiring collaborations”. It received a Strategy & Research Professional Notable for the Core77 Design Awards and was also presented the SAP HANA Innovation Award in the category “Social Hero Innovator.” 

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