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What we do

Delivering expert innovation services to NHS Scotland

“Our vision is of Scotland as a world-leading entrepreneurial nation - a CAN DO place for business.” - John Swinney MSP 

Scotland is an entrepreneurial nation, with a strong Government focus on promoting the enterprise agenda.

Significant sources of venture and business angel capital reside in Scotland.

NHSScotland recognises the importance of encouraging innovation, the need for an open and receptive environment for innovation and the importance of working together with companies and their funding partners to develop and validate technologies and innovations.

SHIL is therefore committed to working in collaboration with NHS, academia, industry and funders to facilitate investment in new innovations.

SHIL is already regarded as an important interface between innovative healthtech ideas and sources of finance. It is intended to build on this positioning and to optimise the breadth of opportunity and benefit for Scotland as a whole.

By utilising the skills and experience of SHIL, and its partnership with NHSScotland, across intellectual property, product development, funding and commercialisation, translation of science, technology and groundbreaking ideas, wherever they originate, can be accelerated into a product vision that can improve patient care and generate financial return for the NHS.