Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Innovation Peter Kyle MP joined a VIP reception to celebrate Scottish innovation. The event at Scotland House in London, was attended by bankers, health tech companies and entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors. All were gathered to celebrate exciting new innovations from Scotland, specifically in the tech and healthcare sectors.
Peter Kyle MP said: “Scotland is hub for innovation right now and recognised as a world leader. Glasgow is currently ranked third in the UK as the emerging tech destination, whilst Edinburgh University is home to the biggest pool of AI researchers in Europe.
Dr Neil Patel a neonatologist at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow was there to announce the launch of Hi, a new children’s health and care innovation charity who are focused on building strong commercial partnerships. Dr Patel, who is the Clinical Innovation Director for Hi talked of: “a brighter future for children’s healthcare, which will be powered by problem solving.” Although Hi – children’s healthcare from Scotland to the World – launched their new challenges this week, they already have a reputation for healthcare innovation across the globe, thanks to effective collaborations with industry partners.
Gavin Merson, Chief Customer Service Officer for Merson Group, based in East Kilbride, talked of how innovation has secured them major contracts within the signage arena. The company, who also have offices in Poland and Basildon, have recently completed the design and installation of wayfinding for the Elizabeth Line.
Kyle closed his address with: “In my role as Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology I want to find create a modern United Kingdom which delivers for working people, growing the economy in all parts of the country so that everyone benefits.”