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DHI funding status

DHI grant award funding has been fully allocated for the current funding cycle up to January 2017, so we are not processing any new projects at this time.

However, DHI is in discussions with its project partners in relation to the transition to DHI phase 2 which is likely to be based on a different funding model.

This will prioritise larger programmes of work that will meet challenges set by the Scottish Government health and care directorate and others. We hope that this will commence in the first half of 2017.

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We are taking information on all interested parties and ideas, so if you have an idea you want to tell us about, a technology you want to make us aware of or tell us about your services and capabilities as an organisation or individual complete the relevant forms below.

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Meet our ambassador Andy Murray

We are delighted and honoured to be partnering with international tennis superstar Andy Murray to highlight the potential of technology to provide more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world.

As a Scot with an international perspective and global recognition, Andy sees the opportunity in supporting DHI’s aims of enabling dynamic and fast-paced transformation programmes for entrepreneurs to collaborate with the NHS in Scotland, third sector organisations, universities and citizens.

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Digital health is an exciting global market with endless growth possibilities over the next few years. The Digital Health and Care Institute is an important ambassador for the sector and the knowledge and enthusiasm of its team supports academics, businesses and health professionals make the most of their business ideas to improve Scotland’s health and to stimulate economic growth
Keith Brown
MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work

Innovation pools

Our work explores digital solutions that address specific areas. These have been selected for the potential impact they could have in improving approaches to how health and care is delivered and received.

Alternative digital wellness

What’s the best way to redirect services away from overstretched primary services and back into the community?

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What are effective methods to support the patient to take ownership of the management of their own health?

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Decision support

How can we provide trustworthy guidance to aid decisions made by staff or carers in the community?

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Care in a homely setting

We are living longer and require treatment for multiple long-term conditions.

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Emerging technologies

When and how can we utilise emerging technologies towards improving health and care services?

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Our innovation model

Learn about the different stages of the collaborative innovation model we use for our digital health and care projects.

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Supporting innovation with our services

If you want to develop an innovative digital health project or service we offer support throughout the innovation process from concept development through to adoption and integration into appropriate health and care settings.

Research & knowledge exchange

No matter where you are in the development of your idea we can offer a diverse range of research and knowledge exchange services to ensure your digital health and care innovation is thoroughly considered and developed through solid research intelligence. Services include:

  • Tailor-made workshops
  • Background and market research
  • Extensive reviews of literature
  • Background checks on proposed innovations
  • Horizon scanning activities
  • Field work
  • Academic engagement and mentor-ship
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Industry, health & care engagement

We can assist organisations with both strategy, procurement advice, project planning, business and commercial partnership arrangements and change management.

Our industry, health and care engagement services include:

  • Strategy advice
  • Procurement advice
  • Business planning
  • Project planning
  • Collaboration management
  • Partnership management

All of these services are underpinned by thought leadership, navigation and signposting you to relevant supports, resources and potential collaborative opportunities across Scotland. Projects further along the development cycle can also benefit from our input to support routes to commercialisation and implementation into the health and care sector.

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Commercial support

Our commercial support services help innovative ideas or new products or services arch achieve traction in the sector delivering vital health and care outcomes, and include:

  • Market research
  • Health and care sector advice
  • Networking
  • Project development and realisation

We are not only interested in assisting in the development of export opportunities for our local and national partners; but also to assist in creating opportunities for our international partners both locally and across a range of connected markets.

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Our services

From support to find appropriate funding through to international development we offer a range of services to help make your digital health ideas a reality. Services include:

  • Industry, health & care engagement
  • Research & knowledge exchange
  • User led design
  • Project management
  • Funding - both DHI and other funding opportunities
  • Events
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Latest news, insights, events and funding opportunities

Keep up to date with the latest news and insights from our team, along with events and funding opportunities.

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How it works

Find out how we select the projects we think are suitable to develop.


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Do you have an innovative idea to improve health and care services?