Covid-19 continues to be present in our lives at home and at work. Innovate UK Business Connect is ideally placed to work for the greater good and has already demonstrated its powerful connections through work on the Vaccines Taskforce, the Ventilator Challenge and advising the government on social distancing. We can bring together sectors to work on supply chain issues and our network can be a source of innovative solutions and approaches.
Moving forwards from Covid-19
Innovate UK Business Connect continues to support funding calls by signposting our network to them and by holding online briefing events. Covid-specific calls that are relevant to our audience will be listed on our main funding page.
See our Global Covid-19 page for international resources, including funding and worldwide initiatives.
If you think you have solutions, resources or other ideas which can help tackle some of the effects of Covid-19, or need connecting with a specific sector, please get in touch with Innovate UK Business Connect and we will direct you to the teams working on solving some of these challenges.
Pilot accelerators launched to support the development of early-stage health and life science innovation in the UK
We are pleased to announce our pilot accelerators, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council (MRC), which will allow spinouts, start-ups, and entrepreneurial minded academics to test their ideas and develop concepts with support from key stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem.
Sunamp: using thermal energy storage to protect vaccines
An Innovate UK Innovation Loans funded business has developed a small, easily-transportable cold box to safely store COVID-19 vaccines at ultra-low temperatures.