June Newsletter

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Funded through the Chief Scientist’s Office, Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) forms part of national network created to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision to utilise the innovation process to deliver a healthier and wealthier nation for the future.
Formed through a collaboration of three NHS Boards — Borders, Fife and Lothian, with the latter taking on the role of lead host Board, HISES has a pivotal role in delivering innovative solutions to the health and social challenges, both regionally and nationally. Need to contact us?

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HISES Multi-morbidity Data SBRI Phase 1 starts!

The Multi-morbidity SBRI challenge is in response to the need to improve the care for the increasing numbers of patients with multi-morbidities who are presenting at emergency departments. The innovation opportunity  being the ability to better utilise existing data to then  support improved clinical decision making for each patient during their time in the hospital setting. We are delighted to announce that the four shortlisted companies Red Star AI Ltd, Mediconnect Research Ltd, MediprospectsAI Ltd and Lightweight Integration Ltd, started Phase 1 on 5th May 2021.

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HISES Hip Fracture Data SBRI Phase 1 starts!

The Hip Fracture SBRI challenge is in response to an innovation opportunity being identified as part of the NHS Lothian Orthopaedic Quality Improvement Programme at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. This innovation opportunity arises from the need to understand how to better analyse and present hip fracture patients’ data to then support clinical decision making that can improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. We are delighted to announce that the three shortlisted companies Red Star AI Ltd, Lightweight Integration Ltd and Open Medical Ltd, start Phase 1 on 17th June 2021.

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Biomedical Catalyst is back in June 2021!

UK registered businesses can apply for funding to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies, and processes. Total project costs must be between £250k and £4m and all projects must be SME led. The competition opens on 7th June and closes on the 26th August 2021. The Funding Information and Support Service (FISS) from Scottish Enterprise provides a dedicated team to help Scottish companies with technical innovation and R&D projects access non-Scottish Enterprise funding. If you would like to know more about how FISS could help you to apply to the Biomedical Catalyst, please follow the link to find out more

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NHS Lothian Dynamic Scot Pilot

HISES are collaborating with Midlothian Community Respiratory Team on a pilot test of the Dynamic Scot COPD Digital Support Service. Patients get daily text message reminders to complete a symptom diary to help them reflect on their symptoms, track their health over time and manage their condition. The service can be accessed via a smartphone, tablet or computer. The lead clinician for the pilot has received positive feedback from the patients using the service so far.

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Post-Covid AI Accelerator Demo Day

The University of Edinburgh Post-Covid AI Accelerator has been launched to drive post-Covid recovery through entrepreneurship and innovation. Financed by the Scottish Funding Council through Data-Driven Innovation (DDI), with support from Nile and Scale Space, it gives data-driven AI scaleups the chance to connect their ideas to the world and have a positive impact on society. The Demo Day will showcase the 15 exciting high growth companies who have taken part in the accelerator. Join this virtual event on Thursday, 24th June to listen to the pitches and hear keynotes from leading figures in AI and tech entrepreneurship.

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Latest funding opportunities

Check out the latest health and care funding opportunities from across the sector on the funding section of our website.

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