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Launch of Scotland Innovates

Scotland Innovates, an exciting new development in public sector innovation – has just launched.

Published on 12 August 2022

From: Clinical Directorate

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Scotland Innovates, an exciting new development in public sector innovation – has just launched at https://innovator.scot/

The supplier led innovation portal, designed by a pan sector team opens the door to innovative ideas and solutions.

This service has been developed as part of a collaborative project between Scottish Government Scottish Procurement and Property Directorate (SPPD) and National Services Scotland (NSS), working together with representatives from Scotland Excel, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), Scottish Enterprise and Civtech amongst others.

What is Scotland Innovates?

The Scotland Innovates service provides an easy to use, secure route to connect with the Scottish Public Sector and NHS Scotland.

Based on the principle of ‘push’ or supplier led innovation, the portal allows suppliers, citizens and innovators to register and submit ideas to improve or enhance public services.

For those aiming to bring viable and approved innovations to market there is a five step process:

  1. registration
  2. innovation submission
  3. triage
  4. assessment
  5. delivery

How to find out more?

The Scotland Innovates portal contains useful guidance for innovators as well as news, events and case studies.

If you have an idea or solution that could improve public services in Scotland register for and submit now at https://innovator.scot/

Any queries relating to Scotland Innovates for the wider public sector should be emailed to ScotlandInnovates@gov.scot

Any queries relating to Scotland Innovates for the Health Sector should be emailed to NSS.ScotlandInnovates@nhs.scot