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

Our online membership area is currently closed. We are currently developing 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

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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A Digital NHS: An Introduction to the digital agenda and plans for implementation

This report by the King’s Fund in September 2016 sets out a summary of the current progress being made in the digitization of healthcare in the NHS. It gives a summary of the current policies in place as well as the barriers and opportunities involved in digitizing the NHS.


Emerging Technologies in Digital Health - blog series

In the current era of digital and technological innovation, new technologies seem to appear every day. However, in the crowded market of smart phones, tablets, gaming applications and consoles fantastic, innovative and practical products and services can be lost in the noise.


Care in a Homely Setting: What’s it all about?

New blog series from Laura Rooney, Research and knowledge Exchange Officer at DHI on 'Care in a homely setting' - One of DHI's Innovation pools


Project TITTAN

Update on project TITTAN - Blog entry

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How it works

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

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Do you have an innovative idea to improve health and care services?

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