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Our new priority is to create the demand for your capabilities.

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

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

We bring together Scotland's public sector, academia, charities and industry to create new ways of working, and to co-design digital solutions to some of the country's biggest health and care chalenges. 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, and commercially viable solutions for use across Scotland and for export to other markets. That also helps Scotland to be at the forefront of the growing global digital health and care economy through developing the right workforce, infrastructure and policies to attract investment and new jobs.

Ultimately, 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.

The DHI's iterative project design process, and responsive approach to researcher lead proposals combined with its legal know-how and expertise in working with small businesses, make it a unique resource for academics who want to independently evaluate health innovations.
Dr Donald MacIntyre, NRS Fellow & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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We have unrivalled insight into the academic, industry and practitioner capabilities across Scotland, gained through our track record of co-designing new digital health and care innovations.

Our new priority is to create the demand for your capabilities. We are working with public and third sector leaders to understanding the key opportunities for research and innovation.

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