September 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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Catch up on Igniting Innovation event

Miss the National Innovation Event, ‘Igniting Innovation’, on Wednesday 25th August? Want to catch up on all the workshops and plenaries?

The full programme is now available to view on-demand. The event explored the role of innovation test beds and what is needed to deliver innovation in health and social care services.

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Diagnosing Skin Cancer within 25 minutes by 2025 upcoming event

You are cordially invited to register to attend the Diagnosing Skin Cancer within 25 minutes by 2025 – Virtual Networking & Update Session, taking place on 7th October 2021 from 2 – 3:30pm via Microsoft Teams Live.

This networking session is open to health and social care staff across Scotland as well as industry and academic leads to provide an update on this important work and discuss:

  • Person centred approach to exploring the future skin cancer pathway
  • Improving access for people with skin cancer
  • Hear about working together with industry
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SHIL Frailty Innovation Call is now open

SHIL has launched its latest Innovation Call focussed on Frailty. It encourages health and social care professionals across Scotland to come up with innovative ideas to help people live well in later life or cope with long term health conditions. A package of support for health and social care staff with ideas to support NHS Scotland is available including up to £25,000 of initial funding, regulatory support, project management and innovation expertise. Details, FAQs, case studies and more are now available on the SHIL website with registration opened for an online briefing event on 23rd September at 2pm.

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The Data Lab Community launches

The Data Lab Community brings together individuals from across sectors, industries, and education, with the shared purpose of enabling positive economic and societal impact through the use of data and AI. This new digital community will help strengthen Scotland’s economy after Covid-19 with increased digitalisation across the country. They’ve had an incredible response so far, with 100s of data leaders, professionals & enthusiasts signed up already! Come & join them for opportunities to connect, develop & learn.

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Call for submissions open for Digital Leaders Innovation Week

Have you innovated your products and services? Have you helped others? Do you know how to innovate effectively? If the answer is yes, then Innovation Week is for you. Digital Leaders Innovation Week is taking place across 8th – 12th of November 2021 and will focus on innovation across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Why not share your case study, know-how and proven methodologies with others looking for solutions by giving a talk as part of Innovation Week? Digital Talks from across all sectors are welcomed to showcase their insights and brand to the Digital Leaders community.

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Women in Innovation Awards open

Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme consists of funding competitions and events to encourage female-led innovation. The Women in Innovation Awards 20221/22 competition is now open and will support at least 20 women with a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support package. As the Awards open to applicants, winners from the 2020/21 cohort share their advice on how to deliver an application that delivers impact and enables your passion to shine through

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Driving Innovation at Edinburgh BioQuarter

“BioQuarter is an exciting place to be, to innovate, to help patients. I can see this place as a thriving community where we think of the most exciting things and we have the ability to take them forward. From a science perspective, as a clinician and scientist this is mind-blowing.” Professor Kev Dhaliwal, Consultant Physician, NHS Lothian & Professor of Healthcare Technology, The University of Edinburgh shares his thoughts on what it means to him and his research being part of a collaborative, life sciences community at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

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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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