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Who we are

Supporting innovation across NHS Scotland

Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) work in partnership with NHS Scotland to identify, protect, develop and commercialise healthcare innovations to improve patient care.

Formed in 2002, SHIL is a private company registered in Scotland (SC236303) and limited by guarantee with three shareholders – Scottish Minister's through the the Chief Scientist Office, NHS Tayside and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital.

Our multidisciplinary team use specialised knowledge to help bring new ideas and innovations from healthcare professionals to life. We provide expert services including intellectual property advice and protection, project management, idea incubation, funding advice, development and commercialisation, and post-commercialisation monitoring.

We support collaboration across the Scottish healthcare innovation ecosystem and work to ensure NHS Scotland provides the right environment to support innovation with an empowered workforce continually driving improvements in the quality and value of patient care.