Our vision is that innovation in digital health and care will help Scotland’s people to live longer, healthier lives and create new jobs for the economy.

 

We are uniquely placed in Scotland’s digital health and care community. Our networks, reach and capabilities are able bring the right people together and provide them with the means to identify, design, evaluate and invest in new solutions to the country’s priority health and care challenges.

Scotland’s public sector, academia, charities and industry need a place to co-design  digital solutions to some of our country’s biggest health and care challenges. We bring these groups together, allowing them to imagine and create new ways of working, services and products. Our unique needs-led approach is an essential link between the Scottish Government’s national priorities and the wealth of talent across different sectors and communities in Scotland.

This creates opportunities for innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprises to develop proven, scalable solutions that are commercially viable for use across Scotland and can be exported to other markets. That also helps Scotland to be at the forefront of the growing global digital health and care economy by developing the right workforce, infrastructure and policies to attract investment and new jobs.

Our work with partners aims to reduce the pressures on health and care services while also improving the quality of life of Scotland’s people in both urban and rural communities.

Our new innovation model

In the summer of 2017, and following our funding from Scottish Government our innovation model and processes have evolved to focus on identifying health and care-led problems where digital innovation can provide the greatest impact. We will help problem owners to visualise and explore creative solutions, translating the problems into more meaningful briefs for industry and academia.

We will then match these briefs with the right capabilities and potential solution providers, putting the emphasis on quality, depth and real-world application. This change we are now working to achieve a needs-led approach instead a supplier-led technology and solutions approach.

Scotland's Innovation Centres

We are proud to be one of Scotland’s Innovation Centres.

Launched to support transformational collaboration between academia and businesses, the primary aim of the Innovation Centre programme is to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship across Scotland’s key economic sectors, create jobs and grow the economy.

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The global market for digital health is worth £23bn in 2014 and is expected to almost double to £43bn by 2018

Scotland is the ideal environment for digital health and care innovation.

We have a Government committed to the sector, a mature and stable health and care system, extensive academic expertise, entrepreneur and enterprise support, a mix of demographic and geographic profiles, and a can-do mentality.

We are a Scottish Funding Council Innovation Centre, commissioned and funded by the Scottish Government

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