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.

MDMC Annual Conference 2023

Date and Time: Wednesday 31st May 2023, 09:30 – 16:00

Location: Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 1PB

Event Info:

The Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) is excited to welcome you to our 2nd Annual Conference which will bring together industry, NHS and academia to discuss the latest services offered by stakeholders in the life sciences and healthcare sector.

This conference is unique in its breadth and offers the opportunity for delegates to find out more about initiatives set by the NHS and government, as well as learn about the latest advances by companies in the sector.

It will provide invaluable networking opportunities and companies will be offered free exhibition space on a first come, first served basis. Academia will have the opportunity to present their research work through a posters exhibition.

If you are interested in the latest MedTech news and tips, or seek further insight into growing your business, come along and be a part of this invaluable opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, companies and stakeholders in the Scottish life sciences and healthcare sector.

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Realistic Medicine Annual Conference

Date and Time: 25 April 2023

Location: Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow

Event Info:

The first to be held since 2019, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to hear from a range of speakers on the themes of Value Based Health & Care, sustainability and health inequalities, as well as an opportunity to meet and network with fellow Realistic Medicine colleagues.

Please ‘save the date’ in your calendar now – we would also be delighted if you could share this with your wider network.

Registration for the event will open in a few weeks and we will send a further communication closer to the time.

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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P4H Scotland – The Procurement Event for Health 2023

Date and Time: 08:30 – 16:00 19th April 2023

Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Edinburgh

Event Info:

Officially supported by NHS National Services Scotland, P4H Scotland – the Procurement Event for Health 2023 ‒ connects buyers and suppliers across the healthcare supply chain, and features extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities.

The event will include:

  • Product Showcase Exhibition
  • Keynote Arena
  • Skills Development Zones
  • NHS Scotland Engagement Pavilion
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Health & Care Transformation 2023

Date and time: Thursday 30th March, 2023

Location: Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Event Info:

Scotland’s largest conference for digital health and care returns next spring, bringing together key stakeholders engaged in transforming healthcare services in Scotland.

As the NHS recovers and remobilises, Health & Care Transformation 2023 will analyse how the post-pandemic service paradigm is shifting ever more towards digitisation and technology to better manage demand and improve care.

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Scottish AI Summit 2023

Date and time: Tue 28th March 2023 9:00 AM – Wed 29th March 2023 4:00 PM

Location: Online or In-person at the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George St, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Event Info:

Scotland’s AI Strategy was launched in March 2021 with the vision for Scotland to become a leader in the development and use of Trustworthy, Ethical and Inclusive AI.

It is with these three tenets that the Scottish AI Alliance presented the Scottish AI Summit in 2022 to great success.

The agenda combined keynotes and content submitted by Scotland’s AI community and was an opportunity for delegates to hear from leading AI experts from Scotland and beyond and get involved in a wide range of discussions and workshops.


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Design for the future of...wearables

Date and Time: Thursday 23rd March, 13:00 – 17:00

Location: Clayton Hotel Glasgow, 286 Clyde Street, Glasgow G1 4AR

Event Info:

As modern wearable technologies become more sophisticated, the data and connectivity that they can provide has wider application in areas such as healthcare. The opportunities for those developing technological solutions are significant but those operating in this area must have a clear understanding of their market, their regulatory frameworks, and the key steps towards commercialisation. Design plays a crucial role, from       early-stage concept development through to manufacture scale up. During this event taking place 1 – 5pm on 23rd March in Glasgow, you will hear from those who have successfully navigated this journey.


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Basics of Innovation Procurement

Date and Time: Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 11:00 – 12:00

Location: Online

Event Info:

Innovation procurement is potentially one of the more powerful innovation policy instruments currently available. It describes problems that shall be solved or functions that shall be fulfilled by means of procurement, rather than the products to be purchased. This webinar taking place   11am – 12pm CET on 22nd March 2023, will introduce the main aspects of innovation procurement and its importance. The aim of this session is to increase awareness regarding the benefits of the innovation procurement in the healthcare sector.





Date and Time: Thursday 27th April 2023, 09:00-17:30 (Registration from 08:30), Friday 28th April 2023, 09:30-16:30

Location: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow

Event Info:

The EMRS team are delighted to confirm that, after a 3-year absence, the 2023 Retrieval Conference will be going ahead.
The Retrieval Conference will take place in the same week as the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

As well as several keynote speakers, our session topics for 2023 include: major incidents, covid pandemic retrieval, high performance teams, blood transfusion and paediatric and neonatal retrieval.

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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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