When collaboration helps Healthcare: The project Epidemium from Roche & Paillasse

I was writing about the power of collaboration few days ago, giving my views on the value of increasing internal network usage within a company. This is of course valid as well “outside” the company walls as I already mentioned through the NASA “Solve” example.

So when I learnt Today that Roche France was launching the project Epidemium in collaboration with Paillasse, I’ve seen in it a very interesting example on how people can interconnect and contribute together in a common project.

The aim of the project is to involve many scientists to get a better understanding of Cancer disease thanks to resources available via Big Data, through a “Data Challenge”, during a reasonably short term period.

epidemiumA very nice example on the kind of project that can be executed quite quickly with a controlled budget and high level resources!