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You can discover content using your area of interest, from Defence Security to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

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We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

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NICE Scientific Advice seminar for developers of devices and diagnostics: How does NICE assess value? 20 May 2015

The medical technology community expressed interest in obtaining scientific advice from NICE. In response to this request, NICE Scientific Advice designed an introductory training seminar for developers of medical technologies and members of the investor community who want to understand how NICE defines value and to help companies develop a value proposition for their products and plan evidence generation strategies for their products.

This one day seminar will cover basic approaches to the assessment of costs and benefits for devices and diagnostics. 

Who should attend?

• Developers of medical technologies, in particular SMEs 
• Investors in the field of medical technologies 
• Anyone new to the world of health technology assessment 
• Academics, scientists, or clinicians who want to know more about how NICE assesses value

Who should not attend

• Health economists 
• Developers of pharmaceutical products

What will you learn?

• What is "value" from the perspective of NICE
• How your value proposition links to the need for specific evidence
• Types of evidence considered by NICE
• How you can generate evidence required for a NICE evaluation of your product
• General principles of health technology assessment (HTA)

The seminar will take place in the NICE offices in Manchester

• 20 May 2015 - Full programme

Fee for each seminar:  £350

Register here

Should you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact NICE Scientific Advice Teamadviceseminars@nice.org.uk