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Soaring with Roche
Real change happens when diverse voices, skills and ideas collide, focusing creative energy and collective passion towards a healthier future for all.
For Soaring with Roche, real change is only possible with meaningful participation from, and collaboration with, our communities. That’s why we brought together diverse minds to discuss the key challenges in the health spaces.
Soaring with Roche is taking off as a purpose-driven, innovative and collaborative movement. Together, we will tackle the biggest challenges with the greatest opportunities to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of everyone living in Canada.
It is going to take the power of engaged and active individuals and organizations coming together with the goal of health innovation. Everyone is welcome on this journey.
Where we've been
- Formation of Soaring with Roche team
- Ideation sessions with community members to discuss and identify key challenge areas
- Foundational partnership with OCAD U CO
- Formation of Soaring with Roche Governance Board
- Development of Open Innovation framework to guide pilots in each challenge area
- Growth of partnerships
- Launch of Soaring with Roche community forum, an online space for everyone who wants to participate in building the future of health for themselves, and for their communities
- Open call for partnerships
- Launch of challenge area pilot projects
We believe that to solve health problems within our communities, we need to engage with the community.
Each challenge area has been identified by the community for its potential in providing a more equitable and human-centred approach to health and healthcare. Knowing that each area is interconnected and feeds into one another, Soaring with Roche succeeds when they all succeed.
We will strive to reduce or prevent the decline in health historically associated with aging.
We will strive to ensure that every person in Canada has the same access to health, and opportunities for improved health and healthcare.
Waiting for Healthcare
We will strive to create an optimized healthcare system to eliminate detrimental waiting periods for people.
We will strive to ensure everyone has the ability to access, interpret, and action information to think critically and make decisions about their health.
We will strive to enable a single point of access to data for people.
Effective September 20, 2022, the Soaring with Roche program has been closed.
At Roche, we believe collaboration is critical to tackling the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow. But we acknowledge there are times when others may be better positioned to champion or lead the initiatives that we, too, believe in. We also recognize that we need to channel both our human and financial resources to where they will have the greatest impact.
We are grateful for the partnerships we’ve formed through the Soaring with Roche program as well as all we have learned. We carry those learnings forward to other projects and remain inspired by the community’s commitment to better healthcare and to a system that is ready for the innovation of the future. Roche Canada’s commitment to the future of healthcare does not waver – it is being redirected.
Thank you for your interest. We are eager to continue our work together through other projects and opportunities.
Voices from the Community.
We will bring people together to have really meaningful conversations or debates using a platform that allows for asynchronous contributions.
The missing link has been industry presence in a truly innovative fashion, until now.
Healthcare thinkers, data thinkers and also social thinkers… These are going to be remarkable innovations.
We are inviting people to co-create and commit to finding human-centered, agile and impactful solutions.
To have world leading AI groups and a company like Roche is really a unique partnership.
This is a frenetic experience to try to assist healthcare systems to get to a better place.