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.

Remobilising Elective Care: Sharing Innovations From Across Scotland

29th September

About this Event

Access QI welcome you to attend the second national webinar in our series. This session will continue to share learning and best practice examples of ways to overcome COVID-19 related challenges in an elective care setting.

This session will look at ways to manage the physical environment and explore service user engagement during remobilisation. Join our session to share your local innovations and continue to help services learn from each other and spread change.

While this is a series of webinars, participants are able to join at any point and/or attend all of the sessions.

Who is this webinar for?

This session may be of particular interest to clinicians and managers who deliver elective care services and for QI practitioners in NHS boards.

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Next Generation Home Vision Testing SBRI Briefing Event

30th September

Join NHS Forth Valley and West of Scotland Innovation Hub for a 90 minute webinar to hear about the challenge. The challenge is to pioneer next generation home vision testing, so that it can be done at home, in school and in under-served communities, with live remote supervision from healthcare professionals – Dr Iain Livingstone, NHS Forth Valley.

Eye problems will be more easily detected, monitored and managed to prevent sight loss. The project will bring together low-cost digital solutions and sources of relevant information to solve the challenges of:

  • Access to Eye Testing
  • Quicker Diagnostics
  • Enabling Self-Checks

We will also hear short presentations from the CSO and Innovate UK on the innovation landscape in Scotland and from Storm ID an industry partner about their experience with the SBRI process. We welcome questions from attendees and hope that you find the session interesting and informative.


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Digital Dermatology Assessments – Storm ID

Thursday 1st October 15:00 to 16:30

Please join us for a live webinar to highlight the benefits of Digital Dermatology Assessments and discuss the potential for rollout.

The Digital Dermatology Assessment Service is a platform supporting e-consultations – including the upload of images – between patients and clinical staff. The system is currently used in NHS Forth Valley, NHS Grampian, and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Scottish Government have agreed a contract with the provider Storm ID for 12 months from October 1st 2020, including the opportunity to rollout to further Health Boards.

This webinar will cover:

An overview of Digital Dermatology Assessment and the benefits for patients and Dermatology services.
Results from Health Boards to date.
Outline the opportunity availabe for Boards to implement the Digital Dermatology Assessment.
Keynote speaker: Dr Colin Morton, Lead Consultant Dermatologist, NHS Forth Valley, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

To register and receive joining instructions, please email holly.abercrombie@gov.scot at your earliest convenience. Please feel free to share this webinar with interested colleagues. Please share this notice widely, with Dermatologists, Dermatology Nurse Practitioners and Specialist Nurses, Service Managers, E Health Leads.

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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Past Events

Diabetes & Endocrine SBRIs Launch Event

If you missed the event you can watch the full video recording and view the speakers’ presentations

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Meeting of Industry, Academia and NHS and Social Care Innovation Network

If you missed the event you can watch the full video recording, and view the speakers’ presentations.

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The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI Phase 1

Applicant Briefing- The webinar recording for the applicant briefing held on 2nd July 2020 is now available to stream online.

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Use of Digital Technology to Support Psychological Therapies

If you missed the briefing event, you can now access the recording and presentations online.

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