Horizon scanning research

Research is an important aspect of the work of the NIHR Innovation Observatory so that the components of, and methods used in, horizon scanning and early awareness and alert activities can be better understood, and predicting diffusion and impact can be enhanced.

The NIHR Innovation Observatory is particularly interested in:

  • The characteristics of why some innovation succeeds and some fails
  • The development and evaluation of digital tools for data extractions and notification (e.g. study bias or extractions and evaluation of early markers of efficacy)
  • The application of natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning to understand global healthcare innovation.
Brain scans