Three Lebanese digital platforms win World Summit Awards

The three Lebanese digital platforms Scriptr, Proximie, and Tabshoura have won at the World Summit Awards (WSA).

The WSA, which was launched in 2003 in the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, promotes digital innovations from UN member states. These innovations must have a positive impact on society.

The winners will receive their awards at the WSA’s global congress that will be held in Portugal on March 11-13. They will also pitch their innovations and will be able to network with international thought-leaders and experts in information and communication technology.

The WSA congress features 40 global winners divided over eight teams.

The three platforms were selected by the WSA out of five projects nominated by Lebanon’s Professional Computer Association (PCA).

Scriptr, which has been selected for WSA’s ‘Business and Commerce’ category, is an international cloud platform founded in Lebanon in 2015. It helps companies achieve interoperability among systems involved in Internet of Things (IoT). The platform includes tools for app developers. It also manages a cloud environment and provides an online market place for apps.

Proximie is specialized in augmented reality with applications in healthcare, especially surgery. It has been selected as part of the ‘Health and Well-Being’ category. Established in 2015, Proximie operates in Lebanon, London, and Boston. It allows surgeons to carry out real-time surgical operations remotely in different countries. Proximie is selling its product globally, especially in the U.S. and Europe.

Tabshoura, which is part of the ‘Inclusion and Empowerment’ category, is an electronic platform available on the Internet. It allows students to benefit for free from the courses of the official educational program. It uses a small device that gives access to the topics found in its platform on the Internet. The device provides all the content offline to students who can access it through a Wi-Fi connection. The center for Educational Research and Development is in the process of granting a certification to this device. Tabshoura, which was developed by Lebanon Alternative Learning, is now present in 20 public schools. Its present objective is to target students from kindergarten to the ninth grade in all public schools.