Upcoming Innovation 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.

DigitalScotland: Tayside Regional Event

Date and Time: Thursday 8th June, 08:30 – 16:30

Location: Abertay University, Dundee

Event Info:

In 2023 Futurescot are delivering a series of economic and digital transformation events across Scotland and have announced that the first of these unique forums will be DigitalScotland: Tayside. This events aims to get under the skin of efforts to boost the digital economy across the Tay Cities region. Featuring national and local government speakers, as well as leading tech entrepreneurs, the conference reflects growing efforts to ‘level up’ the digital economy and drive increasing levels of participation, innovation, and productivity.

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NHS Scotland Event 2023

Date and Time: Monday 19th June 2023

Location: SEC, Glasgow

Event Info:

The theme for this year’s Event is Recovery and Renewal in our Health and Care Services.

Due to the ongoing pressures across our health and social care system, we’ve decided to go light for 2023 with a one-day in-person event. The Event will still deliver an extensive programme of the most important thinking and developments for our NHS Scotland and partners as we continue to reform and renew coming out of the pandemic. So while this year’s Event will be a more-stripped back affair – and sadly without our usual exhibition hall and poster exhibition – you’ll still have the opportunity to hear from some of the most senior leaders across the health and care system in Scotland and to take part in discussions about priorities and ongoing work to meet current and future challenges.

And of course, as we’re still in-person, you’ll have the opportunity to network and meet with colleagues who work in and with NHS Scotland to have those really important conversations.

More information on the this year’s Event will follow soon.

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Digital Scotland 2023

Future Scot

Date and Time: Tuesday 21st November 2023, 08:30 – 17.30

Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Event Info:

DigitalScotland is the largest annual gathering of public sector technology professionals, where global govtech leaders share technology insights and lessons in digital transformation, leadership, skills, cultural change and data-driven innovation.

With 50-plus speakers from a diverse array of backgrounds, DigitalScotland is the leading forum to hear about how digital and data are transforming the way our public services operate and fulfil their mission to be modern, responsive and designed around the needs of citizens.

The full-day conference features a fantastic line-up of globally accredited speakers on topics as diverse as service design, ethics in AI, the internet of things, cybersecurity, 5G and much more.

With a growing global ‘govtech’ movement, DigitalScotland is a must-attend for technologists and policymakers delivering the next generation of government services.




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Public Sector Cloud 2023

Holyrood Connect

Date and Time: 12th September 2023, 09:30 – 16:00

Location: Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Event Info:

The Scottish Government’s existing Cloud Services framework ends in July, with the next iteration, the Cloud and Hosting Services Framework, currently in development. Keeping this in mind, it is imperative that public sector organisations across Scotland reflect on where they stand in their own cloud migration and in relation to future strategies for the whole sector.

Holyrood Connect’s Public Sector Cloud 2023 will provide an opportunity for a wide range of professionals, all interested in and connected to cloud systems, to connect with each other. Delegates will hear from thought leaders and experts on the latest developments and pain-points, and have the chance to learn from their peers’ real-life experiences with cloud migration and maturity.

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Digital Transformation 2023

Holyrood Connects

Date and Time: 6th June 2023, 09:30 – 16:00

Location: Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Event Info:

he event will continue to allow delegates to engage with thought leaders and experts and keep informed about the latest digital developments.

Delegates will hear from public sector thought leaders and industry experts on a range of topics around the digital landscape and the ongoing transformation process. Sessions of a variety of formats will delve into important elements of transformation, such as:

  • How best to leverage information and technology to make the greatest impact on the public sector.
  • The importance of placing and maintaining humans at the centre of all digital transformation. With significant digitisation comes the need for changes to skills development, working environments, and more.
  • Real-life examples of public sector organisations from around the United Kingdom succeeding in their digital transformation processes. From major successes to challenges and lessons learned, delegates will have the chance to hear from peers and ask burning questions.
  • The critical aspect of sustainability within digital developments. As we rely more on technology, how can we establish a sustainable infrastructure, and how do we best support professionals adapting to such a digital space?
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HISES Innovation Event 2023

Date and Time: 8th June 2023, 14.00 – 16.00

Location: Virtual

Event Info:

This virtual event will provide an update on nationally driven and locally initiated innovation activity across the South East Regional Test Bed, with presentations from staff, academia and industry partners involved in a range of these innovation projects, including those being led by staff from NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and NHS Fife who have joined the national Innovation Fellows / Scholarship programmes.

There will also be Q&A sessions for the audience.


Please check back soon for a registration link!