About Healthcare Xplorers

Healthcare Xplorers is an open innovation platform for academic collaboration in the data space. The focus is on real challenges from Roche business areas where data plays a crucial role, and where new perspectives from academia complement our industry perspective. In our Greenfield Challenges, you and your students are invited to share collaboration and research ideas to solve crucial healthcare questions through data know-how.

About
Healthcare Xplorers

Healthcare Xplorers is an open innovation platform for academic collaboration in the data space. The focus is on real challenges from Roche business areas where data plays a crucial role, and where new perspectives from academia complement our industry perspective. In our Greenfield Challenges, you and your students are invited to share collaboration and research ideas to solve crucial healthcare questions through data know-how.

What’s in it for your university

Insights

Your students gain valuable healthcare industry perspectives on relevant research questions.

Collaboration

Get to work with industry assets that can catalyze new relevant healthcare questions.

Impact

Challenges have the potential to lead to co-publications.

What’s in it for your university

Insights

Your students gain valuable healthcare industry perspectives on relevant research questions.

Collaboration

Get to work with industry assets that can catalyze new relevant healthcare questions.

Impact

Challenges have the potential to lead to co-publications.

Who we look for

We are looking for strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities offering study programs and doing reasearch in the following areas:

How we

look for

We are looking for strategic partnerships and collaborations with universities offering study programs and doing reasearch in the following areas:

   business informatics

   bioinformatics

   and many more

   business mathematics

   physics

   informatics

   engineering

  • business informatics
  • business mathematics
  • informatics
  • bioinformatics
  • physics
  • engineering
  • and many more

How it works

The set-up of Healthcare Xplorers is inspired by the accelerator concept from the startup world, catalyzing the co-development of solutions through a time-boxed batch approach. Our next batch with the new challenges will start mid June 2021. Students and PhDs will have time to submit their solution ideas until mid July 2021. Alongside the participation at one of our challenges, you and your students are always invited to share your own collaboration ideas via our Greenfield Challenge.

How it works

The set-up of Healthcare Xplorers is inspired by the accelerator concept from the startup world, catalyzing the co-development of solutions through a time-boxed batch approach. Our next batch with the new challenges will start mid June 2021. Students and PhDs will have time to submit their solution ideas until mid July 2021. Alongside the participation at one of our challenges, you and your students are always invited to share your own collaboration ideas via our Greenfield Challenge.

If you already have a research team working in the field of one of our challenges, please get directly in touch with us to discuss a potential cooperation.

Select

Select relevant challenge(s) or submit a Greenfield Challenge with your students.

current challenges

— Submit

Your students will have 4 weeks time to solve the selected challenge(s) and submit their ideas on 3-5 PPT slides.

— Present

The best participants will be inivited to our virtual Xplorers Camp to present their ideas to our Roche mentors.

— Cooperate

Whether it will be a working contract, a master thesis or a dissertation for your students or a research cooperation agreement with your university – basically everything is possible.

Select

Select relevant challenge(s) or submit a Greenfield Challenge with your students.

current challenges

— Submit

Your students will have 4 weeks time to solve the selected challenge(s) and submit their ideas on 3-5 PPT slides.

— Present

The best participants will be inivited to our virtual Xplorers Camp to present their ideas to our Roche mentors.

— Cooperate

Whether it will be a working contract, a master thesis or a dissertation for your students or a research cooperation agreement with your university – basically everything is possible.

— Want to cooperate with us?

Nadja Schaefer

Your contact:

Nadja Schaefer

Head Data Mindset and Environment, Roche Diagnostics GmbH

— Want to cooperate with us?

Nadja Schaefer

Your contact:

Nadja Schaefer

Head Data Mindset and Environment, Roche Diagnostics GmbH