Healthcare is moving into an era of digital transformation. The last decade has been witnessing a rise in patient data streaming in from several sources – mobile, wearable, electronic records, genomic data, physicians and patients themselves – that are increasingly connected. At Roche, we believe there is a unique opportunity to redefine health care, enabling more personalized patient care by creating and using insights from the access to meaningful data at scale (breadth and depth).
By leveraging the power of multi-sourced data, we can build a more complex, holistic view of patient health and enable better time-to-value decisions throughout the healthcare system.
We are looking for partners sharing our vision and who are tackling this big-data revolution in patient care.
Solutions we are looking for
To apply, your startup should have a solution that addresses at least one of the items described under #GetData or under #Treat and Predict with Data, and that can be reproduced in other markets outside Brazil.
We are looking for data acquisition solutions that efficiently capture and connect patients’ interactions throughout their care journeys
(from monitoring to diagnosis, treatment, outcome and post care phase)
Platforms, new medical record solutions that capture large volumes of real-world, clinical, genomic data from various public/private databases
Systems focused on the longitudinal registration of a patient’s interactions with different healthcare systems
Sensitive wearable sensors or unconventional devices that track medication adherence and digital solutions that monitor vital signs and daily activities
Softwares that enable long distance automated medical diagnosis
Other solutions that empower patients to autonomously collect their own healthcare data
Biomarkers/assay concepts with focus on diseases with a higher burden in Latin AmericaKNOW MORE
#Treat and Predict with Data
We are committed to transforming healthcare data into knowledge that allows us to accelerate research, enhance patient care and disease management, and reinforce our partnerships with payers
Tools for extraction, standardization, curation and/or integration of structured/unstructured healthcare data, potentially from different sources (ex. medical records+ social media)
Sub-grouping techniques and tools for pre-analysis of data lakes
Innovative and simplified interfaces to interact with and share insights from healthcare data
Computer models that identify medically relevant signatures, patterns or correlations (at patient and population level) and/or predict the predisposition of patients to certain diseases
Sensitive tools for prediction of disease outbreaks and emission of early alerts
Tools that connect patients and their data to healthcare specialists, regardless of location
Solutions to automatically quantify health management costs, and to identify and work on inefficiencies/inequalities in health access across the population
Triage solutions for emergency rooms based on real-time data, to predict risk factors and direct patients to better treatment optionsKNOW MORE
What is being awarded and to how many startups?
Equity-free immersion program of 03 (three) weeks at the Digital Health Accelerator in Munique (Germany): access to the co-working space, deep-dive week with business coaching, interaction with Roche specialists, other startups, executives and local investors. Or
Subsidy of consulting services (definition of business model, growth strategy, or internal structure, according to the level of maturity of the startup/team); Or
Silicon Valley Mission (sponsored by StartSe): 01 (one) week of visits, lectures and events with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and teachers from several industries to motivate the creative and transforming attitude.
In addition, all startups will have feedback on their solutions and the finalists will be able to network with executives from Roche Brazil. Roche reserves the right to review and approve any finalist and may choose to refuse and/or revoke any award, at any time, acting in its sole and absolute discretion Full conditions related to the awards should be consulted in the rules section.
Is it ok if some of the information I submit is confidential?
Will there be investment in the winning startup?
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Is the challenge opened only to Brazilians?
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Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is one of the world’s largest biotech companies, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics. Roche’s personalized healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostics that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients. Roche was one of the first companies to recognize the importance of external innovation. Roche Partnering was created more than 10 years ago with the aim of becoming the partner of choice for biotechnology companies and research institutes worldwide. Since then, we have maintained a model that values external innovation as highly as our own internally derived discoveries and established collaborations as the cornerstone of our R&D strategy. Through partnerships we can build a better future together with medicines and technologies that make a real difference to patients.
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