InnoScot Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a renewed focus on empowering NHS Scotland staff to unlock the healthcare solutions of the future.
Formed in 2002 and formerly known as Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL), InnoScot Health has a solid track record of working in partnership with NHS Scotland to accelerate healthcare innovations.
In the 20 years since its inception, InnoScot Health has formed seven spin-out companies, evaluated more than 2,000 ideas and integrated 250 of them into healthcare settings in Scotland and around the world.
Today, the company’s multidisciplinary work covers all areas of Scotland, with recent new recruits such as innovation manager Leigh Mair providing a core focus on the north and Scottish Islands.
Its long-standing senior management team has meanwhile accrued almost 50 years of service with the organisation.
This includes Head of Regulatory Affairs Elaine Gemmell who helped to establish the organisation back in 2002 and recently received a long service award in recognition of her 20 years of work.
InnoScot Health is setting its sights higher, with a refreshed look and enhanced website that is making the submission of ideas from NHS staff significantly quicker.
Ideas honed across the last two decades with InnoScot Health have included a range of medical devices, products, and technologies commercialised for use in hospitals, care homes and on-scene emergency settings.
‘Proud of everything we have achieved’
Executive chair, Graham Watson, said: “Looking back on the last 20 years, it has been a privilege to work in partnership with NHS Scotland and help bring hundreds of game-changing healthcare innovations to market.
“We are proud of everything we have achieved and how we have helped to improve the patient experience both nationally and globally.
“This has been achieved by inspiring, encouraging, and supporting the NHS to help translate ideas into innovative products and services that are making a difference to the lives of patients.
“That is very humbling and testament to the talent and capabilities we have here in Scotland.
With the advent of our third decade, InnoScot Health is setting its sights higher with a refreshed look and enhanced website that is making the submission of ideas from NHS staff significantly quicker and more intuitive.
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“Looking forward too, we recognise that NHS Scotland has a significant challenge ahead in meeting its recovery plan aims, capitalising on new ways of working, maximising fresh technologies, and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
“At InnoScot Health, we are now striving more than ever to encourage innovation – simple or complex – from all levels of the NHS and help shape a better future for all.
“A good idea can be sparked by anyone at any time – sometimes the simplest are the most effective.”
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