NIHR Innovation Observatory


NIHR Innovation Observatory is the home of health innovation futures scanning. We are the national horizon scanning and intelligence research centre. Driving methods and research in this area, we strive through the provision of early, robust intelligence, to enable efficiency in the innovation, regulation, and market access pathway thus playing a vital role in supporting getting the right innovations to patients at the right time.

In addition to our collaborative research and AI tool and methods development, we provide routine outputs to two key stakeholders the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC).

Services we offer

  • Horizon scanning
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Intelligence research
  • Data science and artificial intelligence
  • Public patient involvement