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 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.
There have been over 1500 innovative ideas submitted by healthcare professionals since 2002. Working with colleagues from across NHS Scotland, we have successfully developed and commercialised a variety of products and technologies that make significant, positive change in patient care.
View the products from NHS Scotland supporting patient care here.
View the innovative spin out companies launched by NHS Scotland here.
Got an innovative healthcare idea that could improve patient care? View our selection criteria to help you develop it, and get in touch with us using our submission form.
From IP to project management, idea incubation to commercialisationAs a champion for health innovation, we work in partnership with NHS Scotland to move promising ideas and innovations into viable products to improve patient care.A clear simple innovation pathway sets out the process for developing ideas into a commercial success.