Call for innovative Danish artificial intelligence solutions to UK

The UK government has recently pledged £250m for the NHS to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Therefore, the Oxford AHSN is looking for market ready AI innovations and Danish companies are invited to propose their solutions.

With the aim to provide AI solutions that will transform care and reduce waiting times, the UK government has recently pledged £250m for the NHS (National Health Service) to invest in AI. The projects being developed, including an AI lab, could potentially help to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS. According to the Department of Health, this includes identifying patients at highest risk of dementia or heart disease, improving cancer screening and automating admin tasks thus freeing up clinicians to spend more time with patients. For example, AI is already being used in some hospitals in UK to predict cancer survival rates and identify those patients least likely to attend their appointments and generating a reminder message for these patients.

The Oxford AHSN (Academic Health Science Network) is looking for market ready AI innovations, and would especially like to see innovations that meet the following criteria:

  • Innovations that ensure patients are in the right place with access to the right diagnostics for a diagnosis
  • Innovations that help manage challenges around A&E, and outpatient demand management
  • Innovations that assist in meeting and delivering gold-standard diagnostic standards
  • Innovations that address challenges around radiologists or oncologists’ workloads

The Oxford AHSN Strategic and Industry Partnerships team aims to help innovators develop their value proposition, business model and evidence base to enhance their chances of developing products that are likely to be adopted by the NHS.

If you would like to explore this opportunity, please enter your innovation to the Oxford AHSN Innovation Exchange. You will first need to register for an account, once registered on the system you will be prompted to provide comprehensive information on your innovation proposal.

The Innovation Exchange is an AHSN coordinated approach to identify, select and support the adoption of innovations that improve the economy and patients’ lives.

Register for an account here.

If you would like to discuss the Innovation Exchange, please email Ashley Aitken at ashley.aitken@oxfordahsn.org.