Innovation at Roche

As the dominant player in the global biotech industry, Roche is driven by the urge to develop cutting-edge health solutions, stemming from the unmet needs of patients.

This is Roche's Innovation Journey.

Roche innovation journey

Transforming healthcare ecosystems

Board of Innovation is working with Roche across their innovation journey, on several projects, focused on transforming healthcare ecosystems with an outside-in approach focused on solving the unmet needs from patients.

With innovation initiatives such as the Caring Program, the Entrepreneurship Program, and the global Movement Health 2030, Roche is on a mission to make healthcare ecosystems across the world more sustainable and accessible.

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Innovation projects

Check out how Roche is innovating with these three ongoing projects, spanning over the entire innovation journey.

Harnessing the innovation appetite and transforming it to viable business cases through several 3-month capability programs.

Accelerating the innovation process with a shared knowledge platform and a solid innovation framework, aimed at solving the unmet patient needs.

The Roche Innovation Journey

Get inspired by Roche’s innovation journey and the approach the company is taking to innovating in the healthcare and life sciences space.

Use this journey, the stages and the tools to drive your current and future healthcare innovation programs.

Scoping

Start by scoping your challenge to kick off your project.

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Probelm exploration

Scope problem space, define value proposition, fit to customer needs

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Solution development

Turn ideas into valuable concepts and generate low fidelity prototypes to test.

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business model definition

Map business ecosystem, define key partnerships and estimate impact.

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Pitch

Convince potential sponsors and get stakeholders’ buy-in to invest into an MVP version of your solution to be tested.

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Build / test / learn

Iterate solution based on learnings from the market to define launch strategy and validate the sustainability of your business model.

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Launch

Launch the product/service and track defined metrics to refine the business for growth.

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Growth & Scale

Scale solution, capture new markets or customer segments, and integrate partners internally and externally.

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Scoping

 

Start by scoping your

challenge to kick off your project.

 

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Problem Exploration

 

Scope your problem and fit

it to customer needs.

 

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2

Solution Development

 

Turn ideas into concepts and

generate low fidelity prototype to test. 

Build your solution, test it,

learn from it, and build again.

 

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3

Business Model Definition

 

Map the business ecosystem,

define key partnerships and

estimate your impact.

 

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Pitch

 

Convince potential sponsors

and get stakeholders’

buy-in to invest into an MVP

version of your solution.

 

>  Read more & get the tools

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5

Build/Test/Learn

 

Iterate solution based on

learnings from the market

to define launch strategy

and validate the

sustainability of

your business model.

 

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Launch

 

Launch the product/service

and track defined metrics

to refine the business for growth

 

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Growth & Scale

 

Scale solution, capture new

markets of customer

segments and integrate

partners internally and

externally

 

>  Read more & get the tools

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The stages of innovation at Roche

Scoping

In the scoping phase, focus is on identifying areas of opportunity or themes. You start by defining the right team to tackle challenges based on relevant expertise.

Outcome: definition of challenges based on research and strategic priorities, and a team ready for kick-off.

3. business model definition

In the business model definition phase, focus is on ideating potential business models and exploring and estimating revenue streams. These business models should run through validation experiments.

Outcome: tested business model prototypes, high-level estimate of impact, and validated learnings around the business model and stakeholders.

4. pitching

The pitching stage of the innovation journey is about developing a clear and concise story and visual presentation, to pitch in front of senior stakeholders and decision makers.

Outcome: pitch deck, sponsor buy-in, and clarity on next steps (kill the idea, pivot, or move on).

5. Build / Test / Learn

In the building/testing/learning stage, focus is on building an MVP of the product/service for launch, execute tests to evaluate performance, incorporate key learnings and iterate. 

Outcome: project the business viability of the idea, an estimate of the value the solution will generate, and a defined MVP of product/service before launch.

6. Launch

At launch stage, the focus is on understanding different internal/external development options for solutions and assessing the investment possibilities. You will identify priorities, resources, and KPI’s.

Outcome: a detailed program and marketing plan for release with defined roles, accountabilities, timeline and milestones. In some cases, here is where you will have the defined partnership model with third parties.

>> Grow & Scale

When it comes to growing and scaling your idea, focus is on understanding strategies for customer acquisition and retention, and planning scaling rollout. Implement agile methodologies to your scaling roadmap, and define detailed actions and project features.

Outcome: understanding different growth factors and how to apply them, and setting up marketing tactics to sustain growth of your product of service.

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