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.
Digital Health and Care Scotland Annual Conference
This virtual Digital Health & Care conference will provide an unmissable opportunity for delegates to access cutting-edge analysis and build a strategic understanding of the role digital technology can play in supporting Scotland’s health and social care sector.find out more
Can Do Innovation Summit
3rd February 2021 – The Online Edition
As a focal point for business innovation in Scotland – the national CAN DO Innovation Summit will explore how businesses can build sustainable growth and resilience after the global impact of COVID-19.
SMEs will meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and investors that can help them adopt new technologies, build progressive working cultures and access the right support to enable innovation-led recovery and growth.
800+ delegates | 40+ speakers | 20+ sessionsfind out more
Medical Device Manufacture Centre Webinar
20th January 2021
Registration is now open for MDMC’s next industry-led webinar. Sign up for practical guidance and case studies on “Route To Market In An Ever-Changing Regulatory World”.Register Here
Webinar: Thriving when work is tough; in Covid and non-Covid times
22 January, 2021 - 12pm-1.30pm
Free to attend and open to BPS (British Psychological Society) members and the general public.
To support frontline staff and their leadership, this free webinar will introduce and describe compassion fatigue and related psychological concepts such as burnout and secondary traumatic stress.
These concepts affect frontline healthcare staff and their capacity to thrive at work. They will be introduced for non-psychologists and psychologists alike: describing signs and symptoms, illustrating with case studies, and exploring individual and organisational factors that can help support health care workers to thrive.Book Here
Better Care - Insight Sharing Day
14th January 2021
This workshop is open to any attendees interested in the Better Care approach. Better Care focusses on the development, implementation and evaluation of learning healthcare systems that integrate clinical practice, large scale data and advanced analytics in a cycle of continuous health and care improvement.
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Scotland’s largest annual health and care event.
You can access the recordings of all DigiFest2020 sessions and other resources by clicking on the link below
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AI supporting early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management- SBRI
Recording of Briefing Event
This briefing event gives the background information and overall rationale for this Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) challenge (now closed) announced by NHS Scotland and led by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee.Find Out More
Industry, NHS and Social Care Innovation Network
This is a pivotal time for innovation. Whilst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic persists, this event demonstrates innovation as an integral part of remobilising health and social care and building a strong life science sector, with the dual aim of delivering better outcomes for citizens alongside company growth and new jobs in Scotland.
Themed around Artificial Intelligence (AI), it will provide important national updates across the life science landscape.
The presentations are now available in the HIAP website.find out more
Virtual HPN Expo
If you missed any of our breakout sessions or would like to see them again, you can find links to recordings of all 28 sessions in this document, grouped by theme.
If want to be part of one of the most innovative and ambitious CPD-accredited virtual events in healthcare in 2020, register to attend now. Please note you must be an employee of an NHS or public sector organisation to qualify for a free delegate passfind out more
The Scotsman Annual Life Sciences Conference
Leading experts and senior healthcare leaders from across Scotland and the UK shared insight into how the sector’s response to Covid19 is accelerating innovation and giving rise to emerging technologies.
If you missed the post conference report, you can view this by clicking the below link.find out more
Webinar 3rd December
We welcome you to attend the fourth national webinar in the series hosted by the ihub’s Access QI programme. 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 focus on the four key themes we have identified as being prioritised by elective care:
• Maximising service capacity and capability
• Managing the physical environment
• Maintaining staff safety and wellbeing, and
• Enabling digital access.
QI Connect with Suzie Bailey
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently hosting an exciting line up of monthly WebEx sessions presented by an exceptional global faculty. Simply link in for free from your own desk, to learn from national and international leaders in quality improvement.
We are delighted to announce that this month’s session is with Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership & Organisational Development, The King’s Fund. The session Thursday, 26 November 2020, on 3pm – 4pm (UK time) is definitely one not to be missed!find out more
The NICE 4 Health Autumn Virtual Event
The presentation recording is now available to you. Click here to view all the valuable information presented in a collaborative event with NHS Lothian, including:
The Positive Impact of Technology in Healthcare – improving telephone triage and clearing appointment backlog.
During this 60-minute session, hear directly from one NHS Scottish Health Board about their attended journey and how unnecessary hospital episodes have been reduced by 30% resulting in:
Improve Patient Journeys
Faster and Accurate GP Referral Triage
Significant Financial Savings to the Unit and Board
European Online Week of Active & Healthy Ageing
2nd - 6th November 2020
Adapting to demographic change in Europe in the 2020s
Together, the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, the EIP on AHA (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing) and the Joint Programming Initiative More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL) invite you to the European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) on 2-6 November, 2020.
All three supporting initiatives, the AAL Programme, EIP on AHA, & JPI MYBL were set up in order to support Europe’s adaptations to an ageing society. The three have collaborated closely in 2019-2020 to unite their efforts. Now, they are putting demographic change more prominently onto Europe’s research and innovation agenda.find out more
UK-Basque Country Healthy Ageing workshops
These are a series of workshops which aim to bring together policymakers, researchers and business to discuss the impacts of an ageing society and promote the exchange of best practice in public health, policy, innovation and business.
Participants will showcase capabilities on infrastructures, accelerators and living models identifying synergies with the Basque Country´s emerging initiatives. The objective is to stimulate innovative research, deepen the links between research and industry, promote innovative British and Basque technology and design, as well as strength the bilateral relationship as a means to stimulating mutual growth and innovation.
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Usher Institute - Annual Lecture and Showcase 2020
Webinar- 28th October 2020
Health sciences in a changing world: Where to from here?
Dr Jeannie Shoveller, Vice President, Research and Innovation, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada and Chair of Governing Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Health sciences in a changing world: Where to from here?
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What are the alternatives to care homes?
7th October 2020
They have been the crucible of COVID-19 fatalities. Join us 2pm BST on Weds 7th October for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellowship report on Alternatives to Long Term Institutional Care for Older People.
Last year, Rebecca Jarvis was awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to travel to Japan and New Zealand to explore alternatives to long-term institutional care for older people and bring back her findings to the UK. Her presentation will cover three case studies of different models of housing with care which either delay or avoid the need for people to move into a care home.find out more
Remobilising elective care: Sharing innovations from across Scotland #3
About this Event
Access QI welcome you to attend the third 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 boardsFIND OUT MORE
QI Connect with Professor Andrew Gumley
29th October 2020
We are delighted to announce that this month’s QI Connect session is with Professor Andrew Gumley (University of Glasgow) . This special session on wellbeing, Thursday, 29th October 2020, 3pm – 4pm (UK time) is definitely one not to be missed!
‘Navigating the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on staff wellbeing and population mental health’find out more
DIIF: Global Challenges
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has brought into sharp focus the global and complex nature of many challenges facing humanity, the impact of which is most often felt by the poorest and most vulnerable.
This event showcases how researchers at University of Dundee, and their partners, are working to tackle some of the most pressing development challenges around the world.
It will provide the opportunity to hear from colleagues supported by the UK Govt-funded, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), learn more about the evolving development research funding landscape and discover opportunities to contribute.find out more
Next Generation Home Vision Testing SBRI Briefing Event
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.
If you missed the event you can access to the recording here.
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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.
An overview of Digital Dermatology Assessment and the benefits for patients and Dermatology services.
Results from Health Boards to date.
Outline the opportunity available for Boards to implement the Digital Dermatology Assessment.
Keynote speaker: Dr Colin Morton, Lead Consultant Dermatologist, NHS Forth Valley, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor
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Innovation in digitally enabled clinical trials
Event Recording - Edinburgh Innovations and Usher Institute at UoE
We were delighted to be able to bring together high profile speakers from GSK, IQVIA and Asthma UK, as well as researchers from UCL and the University of Edinburgh. The panel represented a broad range of experience in clinical trials, and the speakers had an insightful and lively discussion on both the challenges and opportunities that that lie ahead. The full programme can be viewed here.Find Out More
Diabetes & Endocrine SBRIs Launch Event
If you missed the event you can watch the full video recording and view the speakers’ presentations.find out more
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.Find Out More