Innovation Test Beds In Scotland for Health and Social Care

The Innovation Test Beds in Scotland bring together industry, academia and healthcare services to improve NHS and Social Care services in Scotland. Together they look for innovations that will enact positive changes in citizens’ health outcomes and general wellbeing.

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  • Innovative health care solutions
  • Collaboration and co-design
  • Real world testing
  • Rapid prototyping and scale up
  • Economic growth for Scottish tech businesses


October Newsletter

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Our October edition of the HISES Newsletter is now available to view and will be published on the 15th of each month. To subscribe to our monthly newsletter and other key communications, please email

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Tailored Talks

The application of the Tailored Talks platform is a critical enabler of the Hospital to Home pathway developed by Pogo Studio in partnership with NHS Lothian and Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. It was created to facilitate effective discharge, to support people and their families make the transition from ICU to home following a COVID diagnosis and to ensure that there is ongoing support as people learn to live with the longer-term impact of the virus.

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SHIL Phase 2 COVID-19 Innovation Fund

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CSO Applied Research on Longer-Term Effects of COVID-19 Infection

Now Open

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vCreate case studies in NHS Lothian


A new communication tool during Covid-19 in Adult Critical Care. NHS Lothian Case Study.

The implementation of vCreate and video-conference calls has created a virtual presence of patient families within adult critical care during Covid-19.

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Improving epilepsy care in children during Covid-19. NHS Lothian Case Study.

A new secure communication tool implemented to improve epilepsy care in children during Covid-19.

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About Us

Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) is an Innovation Test Bed set up by the Scottish Government Chief Scientists’ Office which forms part of national network created to deliver the Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.

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Funding Opportunities

We can support you as you develop your concept or prototype, by connecting you with collaborative partners from across industry, academia and health and care and by identifying funding and further support opportunities.

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Our Events

We work to maximise opportunities for companies to interact with researchers and health and care professionals – a conversation can often spark new innovative ideas.

Keep up to date and find out more about the latest innovation events from across Scotland.

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