Kara Mackenzie

Kara Mackenzie

Project Support Officer

I provide support to a range of digital health & care projects within the project portfolio.

As one of 2 project support officers within the Project Team at DHI I provide support to a number of projects within our portfolio, with a general focus on approved projects. The role of the project support officer is to help the portfolio of projects run smoothly and ensure that milestones are being met and that project partners get the most out of the collaborations and projects. We also provide support to our colleagues across the other DHI teams.

I give support to the DHI Membership who are looking for funding, not just from DHI, but from other sources and this can range from signposting to supporting funding applications.

As the the interim coordinator for the EU funded TITTAN project (the Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Aging) I am responsible for coordinating the 4-year project which will see DHI engage not only with stakeholders in Scotland, but across 6 regions in Europe.

I came to DHI from a 3 year ERDF/Scottish Enterprise funded project, Health Science Scotland (HSS), which comprised of 4 medical universities and their associated health boards.  The project focused on innovation in the health and life sciences industries across Scotland through engagement with academia, the NHS and industry.   Prior to HSS I was the administrator for the Innovation Network, which was an academic/industry engagement project within Glasgow University, linking SMEs to academics to foster and promote innovation.

Before moving to Glasgow I worked in the Western Isles supporting and developing a range of community/regional development projects within the Local Authority and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

I find it inspiring to know that the work we do at DHI will make a difference to the lives of people living in Scotland (and indeed globally), not just in the future, but today.  The thought that something which may start out as an idea over coffee, could, with our help, become life changing for you or I, is both inspiring and exciting.

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