Scientific Advice Service

Health technology developers and innovators can optimise their plans and route to market with help from Health Technology Wales (HTW), the independent and national organisation set up by the Welsh Government to appraise non-medicine technologies in Wales.

The HTW Scientific Advice Service is an expert consultancy that supports developers and innovators in Wales to generate evidence and demonstrate value that meets the needs of care commissioners, care providers, patients and service users.


This is suitable for a range of non-medicine health technologies, such as medical devices, diagnostics or procedures. It can identify gaps in evidence, support evidence generation activities, save time and resource, and help a product to market.

The HTW Scientific Advice Service is fee-based and being offered at highly competitive rates in an effort to improve health for people in Wales. It’s available for technology developers of all sizes; from individuals and new startups to research departments, think tanks and large corporations.

Technology developers and companies who are developing therapeutics and diagnostics related to COVID-19 can receive free scientific advice from HTW.

Please note that the information submitted on this form will be held by the Health Technology Wales in accordance with Velindre University NHS Trust’s policies.

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Oct 2020

What is the value of incorporating research expertise into the development of health technologies?

To coincide with the launch of the HTW Scientific Advice Service, we asked an important question to influential individuals in the Welsh health technology ecosystem.


Health Technology Wales announces a new Scientific Advice Service for health tech developers – HTW SAS

We’ve launched the new HTW Scientific Advice Service, a consultancy service to support health technology developers in Wales. It assists them to develop evidence and demonstrate value that meets the needs of care commissioners, care providers, patients and service users.

Case Study

Sep 2020

Case Study: META tool pilots with Rescape Innovation

As part of a pilot of the Health Technology Wales (HTW) Scientific Advice Service, we undertook a consultation with a company that requested an assessment, Rescape Innovation.