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We can provide support to business project partners throughout the innovation process from initial concept development through to product adoption and integration across appropriate health and care settings. We can support you in getting your product to market with business advice, strategy and planning, procurement advice and collaboration facilitation.
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.
As a Scottish Community Interest Company, the DHI experience has also empowered us in relationships with other organisations, SMEs, the third sector, academics and serving the citizens of Scotland.
From facilitating collaborations to helping you source other funding opportunities, we offer a range of services to help businesses bring their ideas to life.
We work with small to medium size scottish enterprises who are in start-up or early development phases of their business. Our engagement team can provide assistance to gain support and advice for business development making introductions to the relevant supports, networks and resources to support this growth process. Our commercial service also works with these businesses to mentor businesses to ensure they are commercially ready.Learn more
We can support your market research through focus group selection and management, user interviews, idea assessment and competitor analysis.
The target market for your product or service can often be a very difficult reach. We have great connections in the health and care industry and utilise these to help identify market channels and product opportunities.Learn more
It is vital to get your product or service known in the industry, and we can help you network with the right people.
As an effective low-cost marketing method for developing sales opportunities and contacts, our specialist knowledge of the sector can help you with introductions within sector, key partner meetings, executive introductions as well as opening the door to international opportunities.Learn more
Our collaborative and engaged community of like-minded members contribute insight, know-how, funding and research to help turn the spark of an idea into a lasting change in the delivery of health and social care.
Our collaborations lead to viable and affordable digital products and services that are brought to market in Scotland and beyond.Sign up and become a member
Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about how we work with business. And if you cant find what your looking for then get in touch with our team.
As we are funded by the Scottish Funding Council we can only award funding to universities in Scotland. However, we can help you find an academic through our link with Interface, an organisation aimed at helping businesses looking for academic input in the development of their products and services.
We also are able to help business with other funding opportunities through signposting, application support and letters of support
As a business partner on our projects you also have access to our services, which include business planning and commercial support - for more information please go to the services section of our website.
Yes. We can support businesses through multiple services and can help facilitate other funding opportunities. You could apply for Scottish Enterprise funding and they may help you find potential investors.
For more information please see our funding page in the services area of our website.
Yes. However, the business needs to demonstrate that it has Scottish presence or plans to have in the near future if it is registered outside Scotland. For example, opening a new office in Glasgow by mid-2017.
The business needs to explain how the project will enable a Scottish business to drive economic impact for Scotland. Therefore, a strong business case, route to market and export opportunities need to be described in the proposal.
If the project team plan to create a new business entity as a result of the project, the plans and progress to date needs to be described.
DHI’s standard position regarding intellectual property is that parties which generate foreground IP and/or project results during a project own what they create; and the business partner gets an option to foreground IP and/or project results owned by the Academic and/or Civic Partner. If another IP arrangement is preferred, this needs to be communicated to DHI.
We bring together people and organisations in the health and social care, charity, technology, design and academic sectors to develop new digital health innovations. Our business support services help innovative ideas become real products projects that are commercially viable and deliver significant health and wellbeing improvement.View all case studies
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