The IMPROvED consortium is a new and distinctive partnership of four SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises)and eight academic institutions, with complementary and world leading expertise. This diverse group of obstetric academics, laboratory and social scientists, entrepreneurs, regulators, practitioners, clinicians, biostatisticians and health economists from across Europe and beyond will be supported by end-user patient support groups

Three Advisory Boards, composed of experts from a variety of areas and sectors, will advise the Consortium on ethical, scientific and operational matters.