£15M new artificial intelligence centre for Scotland to innovate and transform healthcare

Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced that Innovate UK will invest £15M, in the University of Glasgow-led Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD), an artificial intelligence health research centre, which promises to enable better patient diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Image of female with back to camera looking at large screen

iCAIRD brings together a pan-Scotland collaboration of 15 partners from across academia, the NHS, and industry and will be centred at the University of Glasgow’s Clinical Innovation Zone at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Partner companies, including Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd and Philips, will provide more than £5M of additional funding to support iCAIRD. This Scottish Centre of Excellence will focus on the application of AI in digital diagnostics.

This collaboraiton will drive open innovation and encourage industry partnerships, building upon existing expertise for driving AI-related healthcare and innovation for the benefit of patients.

First published: 10 December 2018