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The launch of Scotland Innovates is a giant leap towards new development in public sector innovation. Scotland Innovates is a supplier-led innovation portal, which was designed by a pan sector team, and aims to open the door to innovative ideas and solutions.

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.

Scotland Innovates aims to bring viable and approved innovations to market through a five-step process:

  1. Registration
  2. Innovation submission
  3. Triage
  4. Assessment
  5. Delivery

Which organisations are involved?

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.

The Supplier Development Programme is raising the profile of Scotland Innovates amongst suppliers in partnership with these organisations.

More information

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, please register and submit now at

Queries relating to Scotland Innovates for the wider public sector can also be directed by email to Finally, queries relating to Scotland Innovates for the Health Sector can be directed by email to

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