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HIAP Portal is Moving

What’s changing and why Our services will soon be transferred from the Health Innovation Assessment Portal (HIAP) portal to a new, public sector wide portal called Scotland Innovates website

Published On: 23 June 2022
Last Updated On: 23 June 2022

Mental Health Innovation Challenge

Delivering person-centred and equitable Mental Health support and services for people in Scotland

Published On: 23 June 2022

UK grant funding opportunity- Fast Start

UK registered small and micro businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and Healthcare.

Published On: 20 June 2022
Last Updated On: 20 June 2022

Health Innovation South East Region June 22 Newsletter

Welcome to our monthly newsletter June 2022

Published On: 15 June 2022


Are you someone developing innovative/technological solutions in Mental Health for people living with anxiety. This call is now extended until Friday 3rd June 2022 at 5pm.

Published On: 01 June 2022

Medical Device Manufacturing Centre

MDMC provides medical device developers with specialist advice, technical expertise and access to manufacturing facilities, enabling translation of concepts through to commercial prototypes. Our knowledge transfer events are freely accessible online. Click the read more to see a selection of videos.

Published On: 04 May 2022
Last Updated On: 04 May 2022

NHS Scotland Innovation Fellowship Scheme - Applications Open!

Cohort 1 of the Innovation Fellowship Scheme launches today on Wednesday, 4th May 2022. Further detail in the read more section.

Published On: 04 May 2022

Health & Social Care 5G Innovation Challenge

The Innovation Challenge’s objective to bring new products and services into the supply chain, or closer to market realisation to meet the needs presented by the health & social care community. Companies across the UK are encouraged to make use of the resources available at the S5GConnect Dumfries

Published On: 29 April 2022

24th edition of the Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) Newsletter

To feedback or submit content for our e-newsletter, email us before the last Friday of each month. If you like our newsletter, share it with colleagues, friends or family who would benefit from knowing what is going on in the world of innovation in health and care.

Published On: 14 April 2022
Last Updated On: 14 April 2022

Innovation Meeting- BT Murrayfield Edinburgh and Live on Line


Published On: 11 April 2022
Last Updated On: 14 June 2022

The Campbell Report: A roadmap to investment for health innovation and healthtech in Scotland

This Working Group brought together a diverse group of professionals from across the life sciences and healthtech ecosystem. Their aim was to explore how to attract increased levels of private investment in the sector.

Published On: 17 December 2021

Understanding Medical Device Regulation Webinar

In the read more section below is a video of the event that was broadcast on the 25th November 2021

Published On: 26 November 2021

Supporting Scotland’s Green Recovery with Scotland Excel

Before COP26 kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland Excel brought the public sector together to consider their role in supporting the ambition for a net zero Scotland by 2045.

Published On: 22 November 2021

NHS National Services Scotland National Procurement 2021/22 Workplan Nov 21 Update

Please find in the read more section a link to the NHS national Services Scotland National Procurement work plan for 2021-2022

Published On: 20 November 2021

NHS procurement - what you need to know as a small business

Please join us online for our next Business to Healthcare webinar on Wednesday 10 November, 11.30am In this webinar we will learn more about NHS Scotland national and local procurement and how you as a business can plan your engagement at various stages of your business journey.

Published On: 08 November 2021

Medical Device Regulations Advisory Service.

Aimed at Scottish SMEs seeking regulatory approval for a new medical device or IVD, this service offers up to 3 days free personalised guidance, delivered by MDR experts from Compliance Solutions Life Sciences Ltd.

Published On: 05 November 2021

Webinar: NHS recovery – how do we ‘build back better’?

This webinar was aimed at NHS England but the problems faced with all devolved nations remain the same

Published On: 21 October 2021



Published On: 18 October 2021

Understanding medical device regulation

An introduction for innovators: Date: Thursday 25 November 021 Time: 09:30 - 12:00 (9.30 am – 12 pm) GMT Platform: Virtual Event via MS Teams Live Cost: Free to attend

Published On: 18 October 2021

Four ways to win the future of MedTech wearables

Soaring demand for wearables has created a market saturated with the things—prompting an 18.1 percent year-over-year growth worldwide, according to Gartner. Much of that activity, Gartner reports, is driven by health tech, as more people watch their wellness from home amid COVID-19.

Published On: 21 September 2021

UK-US research: ecology and evolution of infectious diseases 2021

To apply, you must be from a UK-based research organisation eligible for BBSRC funding. Your team must be interdisciplinary. You must collaborate with a US partner. You can also collaborate with partners from China or Israel.

Published On: 02 September 2021

Scottish Health Technologies Group New Website

SHTG have launched a new website to impart Health Technology Assessment support and advice for innovative companies navigating the complex Health and Social Care landscape.

Published On: 30 August 2021
Last Updated On: 10 September 2021

Regulating medical devices in the UK

What you need to do to place a medical device on the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and European Union (EU) markets.

Published On: 11 August 2021
Last Updated On: 26 August 2021

Access facilities to drive innovation Webinar 12:00-13:30, Tuesday 24 Aug 2021

Join us at a webinar jointly hosted by Edinburgh Innovations and Edinburgh BioQuarter to hear the perspectives of our six speakers discussing the University of Edinburgh’s world class facilities that can support your projects from bench to bedside

Published On: 10 August 2021

The Scottish Like Science Group working with NHS Scotland Health Boards and Scottish Government

We want to find out how we can increase demand and supply of capital, and improve the market conditions for investment. In this article there are two surveys , one for investors and one for companies

Published On: 10 August 2021

Scottish Health and Industry Partnership ( SHIP)

The Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP) is an initiative hosted by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Chief Medical Officer Directorate and the Enterprise and Innovation Division of the Economic Development Directorate.

Published On: 06 August 2021
Last Updated On: 06 August 2021

SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures industrial research

Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million inclusive of VAT to develop products and services to support healthy ageing. Opens 19th July , closes 15th September

Published On: 19 July 2021

Innovation loans: general guidance for applicants

Information for UK SMEs who want to apply for an innovation loan, including finding a suitable competition, the application process and loan agreement.

Published On: 19 July 2021

Scale up health inequality prevention and intervention strategies

Apply for funding to carry out a pilot study for the Mobilising Cultural and Natural Assets to Combat Health Inequalities programme. The study should focus on how to scale up small, local approaches for addressing health inequalities. Application close 23rd September 21

Published On: 15 July 2021

AHSN Network and AAC collaboratively supporting cardiovascular patients

Dr Peter Carey, Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Published On: 08 July 2021

£36 million boost for AI technologies to revolutionise NHS care

Thousands of patients and NHS staff will benefit from dozens of new pioneering projects awarded a share of £36 million to test state-of-the-art AI technology.

Published On: 17 June 2021

Welcome to Health Innovation South East Scotland

April 2021 Newsletter: 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.

Published On: 05 May 2021

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

Innovate UK: UK registered businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £22 million for innovation projects focused on supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives.

Published On: 05 May 2021

NHS National Services Scotland National Procurement 2021/22 Workplan

Please find in the read more section a link to the NHS national Services Scotland National Procurement work plan for 2021-2022 April 21 update

Published On: 27 April 2021

Medical device innovation in the NHS

Online Event Free to register 11th May 14:00 - 15:15 . The key speakers will discuss all you need to know about current and future medical device innovation in the NHS.

Published On: 22 April 2021
Last Updated On: 22 April 2021

Oxford Global Guidance on Medical Device Regulation

Helping you navigate the world of medical device regulation A digital tool to make it quicker and easier to understand how medical device regulations apply to your product

Published On: 14 April 2021

25x25 Diagnosing Skin Cancer within 25 minutes by 2025

We invite you to join the launch of the AI Skin Cancer Consortium - led by NHS Scotland. Find out what it is, and how we can work together to achieve the ambitious challenge set:

Published On: 16 March 2021

NHS Tayside SBRI Briefing event Reducing Spread of Airborne Pathogens in Healthcare SBRI Innovation

The event was broadcast via Teams on Monday 1st March 2021 A recording of the event is in the read more section below and further information on how to register. The deadline for registration is by 12:00 on the 24th March 2021

Published On: 04 March 2021

Find The Best UK Healthcare Solutions

Discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations

Published On: 03 March 2021

Healthcare Innovation Live Event 4th March 2021

Teams Video Recording of the event and Supplier Interest submission form to note your companies interest and what you can offer

Published On: 02 March 2021
Last Updated On: 05 March 2021

Public Contracts Scotland - Supplier Finder Profile

If you have not yet set-up your Supplier Finder Profile we would ask you to consider creating this as soon as you can. See article for more information

Published On: 21 February 2021

New Innovation funding opportunities UK Wide

A list of current funding opportunities outwith Scotland from the Health Innovation Network London

Published On: 04 February 2021
Last Updated On: 04 February 2021

Public sector procurement

SME access to public contracts

Published On: 04 February 2021

Health Innovation South East Scotland (HISES) Dec 2020 Newsletter

Please note this newsletter includes our latest innovation challenge. If interested please follow the link in the article.

Published On: 16 December 2020
Last Updated On: 17 December 2020

Using the UKCA mark from 1 January 2021

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is a new UK product marking that will be used for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking.

Published On: 08 December 2020

Welcome to the Supplier Journey!

The Supplier Journey provides guidance on how to bid for public sector contracts. Please read Definitions and Disclaimers before you start.

Published On: 01 December 2020

SBRI Want to know about future opportunities?

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England & NHS Improvement initiative, supported by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and managed by LGC Group. We aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.

Published On: 16 November 2020

Innovation Test Beds In Scotland for Health and Social Care

Bringing together industry, academia and healthcare services to improve NHS and social care in Scotland. To look for innovations that will enact positive changes in citizens health outcomes and general well being

Published On: 01 October 2020

NHS Forth Valley Eye Health SBRI Briefing Event

We are launching a new SBRI challenge across NHS Scotland in Eye Health. Join us for a 90 minute webinar to hear about the challenge

Published On: 01 October 2020

NHS Scotland National Procurement

A short video on the work that NHS National Services National Procurement undertake for all of the hospitals in Scotland

Published On: 29 September 2020

Support for Innovate UK award recipients

Innovate UK has developed a range of options for supporting its existing customers with current projects through the impacts of the pandemic

Published On: 23 September 2020

Improving support and collaboration for digital innovation

To capitalise on this new appetite for collaboration and innovation, we are working with regional teams across England to scale proven innovation. We are providing funding to support implementation efforts to speed up the adoption of remote monitoring and digital tools that will enable new pathways.

Published On: 01 September 2020

Scottish Public Sector Forward Plan

A link to the Public Contracts Scotland website where you can download an excel version of all public contracts live in Scotland today

Published On: 01 September 2020

Experimental Medicine Funding Call

Innovators you should address gaps in our understanding of the causes, progression and treatment of human disease through experimental intervention, or challenge, in humans. Open date: 29 Jul 2020 Closing date: 16 Sep 2020 16:00 GMT+1 Type: Grants, Researcher-led

Published On: 31 July 2020

Output from event: Meeting of the Industry, Academia and NHS and Social Care Innovation Network

Post meeting recorded TEAMS video of all presentations and links to full individual presentations

Published On: 16 July 2020

Medical devices: conformity assessment and the CE mark

How to conform with the legal requirements for placing medical devices on the market.

Published On: 15 July 2020

Innovation support

Innovative businesses grow faster. If you're looking to develop or improve products or services, or exploring ways to increase productivity, why not ask our innovation experts for advice?

Published On: 29 June 2020

Business and enterprise Manufacturing Guidance for Inovators

Innovation Manufacturing Scottish Government Guidance

Published On: 29 June 2020

CE marking Guidance

How a product complies with EU safety, health and environmental requirements, and how to place a CE marking on your product.

Published On: 29 June 2020

NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative for Innovators

Delivering the best health innovations to patients faster than ever.

Published On: 29 January 2020

Scottish Health Research and Innovation EcosystemBETA

A directory to help companies navigate the health research and innovation landscape in Scotland

Published On: 25 October 2019
Last Updated On: 25 October 2019

What is a Medical Device ( Deffinition)

Just because a product is used in a healthcare environment or by a healthcare professional, does not automatically mean it is a medical device

Published On: 19 August 2019

Supported Business Advisory Group - National Business Support Contract for the Third Sector

Supported businesses look forward to a brighter future

Published On: 29 May 2019

Inventor Guide


Published On: 15 April 2019