NIHR Innovation Observatory
NIHR Innovation Observatory is a national independent research and horizon scanning centre hosted by Newcastle University. We provide information on innovations to public stakeholders, policy makers and advisory bodies. We track new technologies from patent to patient, providing key information to relevant stakeholders along the innovation pipeline. NICE is one of our main stakeholders. We have a crucial role in informing them, in a timely manner, about healthcare technologies that might be suitable for consideration within the NICE technology appraisal process. To facilitate this we encourage companies to contact us as early as possible to discuss their plans for the UK.