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September Newsletter

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Our September 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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Innovation in digitally enabled clinical trials

Edinburgh Innovations and Usher Institute at UoE

Join us on Monday 28 September to hear a range of speakers from academia, industry and the charity sector to discuss their experience of clinical trials, and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The joining link for the event will be shared directly with registrants at a date closer to the event.

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Diabetes & Endocrine SBRIs Launch Event

The following link provides a copy of the speakers’ presentations and a recording of the launch event held on 17th August 2020 which was attended by some 79 participants.

The competition is live, with registration closing on the 23rd September and the competition closing on the 30th September.


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Diabetes National SBRI Challenge Open

Delivering safer and better care for people in Scotland with Diabetes Phase 1 National SBRI Competition Open

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Kindocoin SBRI Challenge Relaunch

Creating strong supportive, valued and digitally connected communities, with an initial focus on enabling people to get home sooner following a hospital stay.

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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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