The Nightingale team welcomed over forty companies to a final consortium building meeting in Schiphol this week.
The day kicked off with a talk from key Nightingale members Professor Cor Kalkman, Dr David Brealey and John Welch; and followed with a brief talk from each company about what they have to offer and what they were looking for in potential consortium partners.
Representatives gave exciting presentations on their work to date, with some showcasing hardware prototypes.
The afternoon saw a matchmaking session where Nightingale facilitated conversations between companies with different areas of expertise; and concluded with a final Q&A session.
Key observations by attendees on the day included the need to arrange interaction with electronic medical records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR) companies considering each academic hospital involved in Nightingale will have different EHR systems; and the possibly need for bigger companies to take the lead with regards to being spokespeople for any consortia they are in.
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