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Collectively Realising the Ambition to Make Scotland One of the Most Innovative Small Nations in the World TEMPLATES Copy before use

Collectively Realising the Ambition to Make Scotland One of the Most Innovative Small Nations in the World


Join NHS partner InnoScot Health for the first in its educational series of 2024 webinars as it kicks off the new year with two great guest speakers

The free to join session will see MSP Richard Lochhead discussing the ambitions that underpin the Scottish Government’s National Innovation Strategy 2023 to 2033.

The Innovation Minister will outline the vision for Scotland to place itself firmly on the global innovation map during the webinar, entitled Collectively realising the ambition to make Scotland one of the most innovative small nations in the world.

Mr Lochhead will be joined by Carrie Thomson, who has a dual role – the Chief Scientist Office’s Programme Lead for Innovation and Collaboration, as well as Digital Lifelines Scotland Portfolio Lead with the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI).

Carrie will present on the Scotland’s innovation landscape at a macro level as well as focusing on a few specific projects such as the Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation Challenge and AI Algorithm Dermatology SBRI.

The interactive session will be introduced and led by InnoScot Health’s Head of Innovation Robert Rea and Innovation Manager for the north of Scotland Leigh Mair.


Register to Attend

The accessible, bitesize ‘lunch & learn’ sessions are hosted on Microsoft Teams, regularly providing a platform for inspiring guest speakers whilst allowing InnoScot Health staff to share their deep knowledge and insights on innovation.

Mr Lochhead’s contribution will be pre-recorded, though questions are still welcome on the themes he raises.

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