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NHSGGC has already earned a reputation with companies for being open to innovative ideas and partnership working. We aim to build on this. In response to the scale of funding and innovation opportunities that are becoming available, NHSGGC has set up an Innovation Governance Group (IGG). The role of the IGG is to primarily assess consortia and bids that aim to use NHSGGC as an innovation test bed with an aim to;

  • Prioritise those that align with NHSGGC objectives and strategic delivery plans
  • Agree NHS resource utilisation and governance of access to NHS assets, be it data, tissue or images etc.
  • Position NHSGGC to attract Innovation funding to support strategic developments.

Who are we?

Registering a project

As part of the processes for IGG we are now using a new system for the registration of innovation projects. To register your innovation project please complete the registration form (here) and send to

Please visit our website for more info

Diabetes SBRI

Deliver safe and better care for people in Scotland with diabetes, Phase 1 SBRI Competition 

The following link provides a recording of the launch event held on 17th August 2020 which was attended by some 79 participants: Click here

The presentations from the event can be viewed here:

01 Brian Kennon Diabetes SBRIs B Kennon 17th Aug 2020

02 Andrew Fowlie – sbri slides Andrew Fowlie 17-Aug


04 Sandra AI diabetic Ulcer infograph – S.MacRury

04 Sandra SBRI Diabetes Foot Disease pptx V3

05 Stuart Ritchie Innovation meeting – August 2020

06 Maria Talla Osteoporosis

07 Paul McGinness (Storm) SBRI August 2020

SBRI Diabetes & Endocrine Briefing Event, 17 Aug – Agenda

SBRI Launch event Q&As

The competition is live, with registration closing on the 23rd September 1100am and the competition closing on the 30th September 1100am

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants receive 100% funding and access to advice from NHS Highland, NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The overall programme will be delivered in up to 2 phases. This is phase 1. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

NHS Scotland is investing up to £300,000 including VAT, in innovative solutions in 3 challenge areas as follows:

Challenge A

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help develop prediction algorithms and risk stratification for diabetes foot ulceration, amputations and mortality.

Challenge B

Improving the clinical care of patients with a pre-existing diagnosis of diabetes when admitted to hospital by developing a real-time decision support tool and alert mechanism. The tool must improve triage, prevent medication errors, identify emergencies and streamline the diabetes care pathway.

Challenge C

Improving the identification (case finding) of people at risk of osteoporosis and fracture, including those with diabetes.

You need to submit a separate application for each challenge you wish to apply for. Further details can be found at: