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Unleashing the ‘British Biotiger’ – Ideas to Help the United Kingdom Win in Life Sciences

by Incisive Health for Roche

Summary of work

Unleashing the ‘British Biotiger’ – Ideas to Help the United Kingdom Win in Life Sciences

The Brexit vote was a seismic event, changing the rules of politics. It also had the potential to disrupt the life sciences environment, destabilising multinational workforces and distracting decision-makers from the all-important business of improving the quality of healthcare in the NHS.

With key decision-makers not interested in hearing views about how the status quo must be protected, Roche decided to mobilise its global organisation to identify ways in which Brexit could be made to work for life sciences - and life sciences work for Brexit.

The result is the British Biotiger - a compelling piece of writing which cuts-through the complexity of Brexit to set out simple but imaginative and engaging ideas for improving the life sciences environment in the UK.

The political noise created by Brexit required a streamlined and direct approach to communication very different from Roche’s usual style, but employees and external stakeholders have responded with enthusiasm. The result has been to open new doors for Roche, positioning the company as a key commentator on Brexit and life sciences, as well as to reassure employees, demonstrating that the company has a plan for creating a thriving life sciences environment in the UK.

Judges' comments

Addressing a particularly timely topic, this work clearly had an impact and it did so by cutting through any ambiguity in the area. It set out its position strongly and did so in a concise and clear manner. Although it’s still too early to see its full impact, the work successfully engaged with key figures, which is a great start.


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Key dates

Entry deadline 10th March 2023
Extended entry deadline 17th March 2023
(additional fee applies)
Judging days 4th, 5th and 19th
May 2023
Awards Ceremony 6th July 2023

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