Nightingale project kicks off

The Nightingale project officially launched on 1 November 2016 after securing a grant from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme to challenge industry to produce innovative wireless and wearable technology to monitor patients in the ward and at home.

The project, which was awarded over €5 million, represents a multi-national collaboration of clinicians with expertise on managing deteriorating patients, designing patient monitoring systems and delivering innovation in healthcare.

March and April 2017 will see two Open Market Consultation meetings for interested parties. The agenda for both meetings will be formulated from responses to the interested parties questionnaire. For more information about the Open Market Consultation meetings, including how to register, click here.

The official tender will be released in November 2017 on the EU website Tenders Electronic Daily (TED).

The story so far...

Amsterdam, February 2016: The first pan-European consortium to tackle patient safety through monitoring systems innovations meets –

 A carefully selected team, with each member offering specially selected skills and representing major healthcare providers across Europe, joined to tackle the common challenge of improving patient monitoring to save lives.

April 2016: New consortium wins bid to secure the European Commission’s Horizon 2020.

Utrecht, November 2016: ‘Nightingale’ Horizon 2020 project inaugural meeting –

The project co-ordinators at Utrecht Medical Center host the first formal meeting of the consortium.

London, January 2017: Nightingale project team meet in London –

University College London Hospitals hosts the Nightingale project team where the template to bring ideas via industry to patients is finalised.