Digital Health & Care Institute

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Who we are

The Digital Health & Care institute is part of the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Centre Programme. We bring together people and organisations in the health and social care, charity, technology, design and academic sectors to develop new ideas for digital technology that will improve the delivery of health and care services for the people of Scotland.


Andy Murray: DHI’s Ambassador

We are delighted and honoured to be partnering with international tennis superstar Andy Murray to highlight the potential of technology to provide more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world.

As a Scot with an international perspective and global recognition, Andy sees the opportunity in supporting DHI’s aims of enabling dynamic and fast-paced transformation programmes for entrepreneurs to collaborate with the NHS in Scotland, third sector organisations, universities and citizens.

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New website and membership hub coming soon

We are delighted to announce that our new website and online membership hub will be live in the summer!

Our online membership area is now closed until the summer when we will launch our new, interactive and fully immersive online membership hub, which will offer a range of new features including; detailed project information and opportunities, funding and facilitation opportunities, access to events via our new events hub, data mining facilities, access to our new demonstrator environment and extensive online networking opportunities.

If you would like to find out more information about the membership packages available get in touch with our team today, but in the meantime we hope you enjoy our interim site giving you a sneak peak of what’s to come!

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Our innovation model


Our Exploratory engages a wide range of industry experts to develop priorities for action informed by the most current, diverse and relevant research, innovation and knowledge sources. The Exploratory runs activities to stimulate the development of ideas.

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Our Laboratory provides a creative and innovative environment where users, businesses and researchers can collaborate, co-design and rapidly prototype in response to health and care challenges.

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Our Factory progresses solutions closer to market, including access to expertise and test environments working with industry, health and care partners, charities and university partners to develop commercialisable solutions.

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Andy Murray turns focus to global health as he becomes an ambassador for Scotland’s Digital Health & Care Institute

International tennis superstar Andy Murray has teamed up with one of Scotland’s leading innovation centres to highlight the potential of technology to provide more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world.


DHI welcomes strategic partnership with the University of Strathclyde

Professor George Crooks OBE, Chairman of DHI, is pleased to inform you that the University of Strathclyde has become the lead strategic partner of the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) alongside the Glasgow School of Art.


Central & Eastern Europe webinar: UK Innovations in Med Tech

CEE healthcare sector is worth over £104 billion, with major access to EU structural funds (2014-20). Due to aging population and growing consumer spending power, the health expenditure in the CEE region is expected to grow faster than the economy. Priorities for the next 5 years are new-build, rede


Joe’s view: of Patient Online

Joe McDonald wrote his own emergency medical record onto his phone four years ago; now he can access his GP’s detailed coded record via a smartphone app. Progress has been fast because the consent issue is sorted, he argues; other initiatives take note.

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How it works

Find out how we select the projects we think are suitable to develop.

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