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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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Phase 1 related FAQ's

Below we have our most frequently asked questions on our phase one funding status, however if you can't find the question your looking for then get in touch with our project team.

Can the DHI provide funding for my proposed project?

DHI Phase 1 funding is fully allocated. DHI is in discussions with Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council about DHI Phase 2, proposed to commence in Spring-Summer 2017. While DHI Phase 1 focused on individual product developments, in this future phase DHI’s funding model would change – likely focussing on larger programmes of work that combine many capabilities to answer challenges set by those delivering health & care services. 

If you would like your product / idea / capability to be considered should DHI Phase 2 go ahead as planned, then please either:

DHI would then keep your submission in our pool's and notify you if an appropriate challenge is raised that could make use of your capability. This would occur no sooner than February 2017.

Can the DHI provide Business and/or Marketing support for my project?

The DHI Phase 1 business development and marketing team is limited and focuses most of its efforts on our current portfolio of funded projects. DHI will offer more support services during its second phase.

In the meantime:

Can the DHI provide my project with design support?

DHI has access to a team of designers from the Glasgow School of Art. This resource is fully allocated for the current DHI portfolio – so there is no prospect of DHI offering design support before February 2017. However, in early 2017 design supported scoping activities would commence to support DHI Phase 2. If you are interested in taking part tell us about product / idea / capability:

If you would like to see the outputs of this work, please sign up to become a DHI member.

Can the DHI put me into contact with appropriate partners and collaborations?

DHI has many conversations ongoing with many collaborations and consortiums. If you submit an idea, making it clear what you are looking for in a partner, we will do our best to assist – though this is not a formal service we offer

Can the DHI provide lab testing support for my project?

In short – no. the DHI Experience Laboratories are design-led workshop activities. The DHI currently has no testing environment, though a technical workshop is planned for DHI Phase 2.

Can the DHI perform horizon scanning for my project field?

DHI Phase 1 offered horizon scanning in the form of the DHI Exploratory. As this phase comes to a close, Dhi will no longer offer product focused Exploratory services. Instead, Dhi will, beginning in February 2017, begin to proactively publish briefings to support you exploration of emerging digital health & care possibilities. Again please make this sort of request clear when you submit your idea, and DHI will endeavour to cover research requirements when they sufficiently are in demand.

Can the DHI provide guidance and input towards the commercialisation of my project?

As this FAQ describes throughout, DHI resource for the remainder of Phase 1 is finite, and so DHI will not engage with you unless you can submit an engagement form and we feel we can easily add value. This may just be networking or informal advice / signposting. DHI Phase 2 proposes to more formally support commercialisation activities in partnership with the Scottish Enterprise agencies. Sign up for membership to hear more about this as it emerges in the New Year.

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