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PPE: Gowns

17 April 2020

We would like to hear from businesses that can donate, supply or manufacture gowns meeting Public Health England specifications.

PHE specifications can be viewed on gov.uk

Please contact us to respond to this request

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Testing equipment, tests and laboratory capacity

9 April 2020

In support of the national testing strategy, Government wants to hear from companies who can manufacture and supply:

consumables and equipment for coronavirus testing, in particular test kits (such as nose and throat swabs, transport media and vials) and RNA extraction lab consumables (such as reagents, plates and pipette tips)
new or existing types of coronavirus tests for antigens or antibodies. These must meet the requirement set out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Government also wants to hear from …

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£20m fund for business innovations

6 April 2020

Innovate UK has opened a £20 million fund for innovation projects on the coronavirus pandemic.

The aim of the competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to maintain employment levels, a competitive position in global markets and make the UK more resilient to similar disruption.

Applications must demonstrate both realistic and significant benefits for society (including communities, …

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Manufacturing PPE equipment

1 April 2020

We are looking for donations of surplus PPE – click here for more information

We are also seeking to identify Humber manufacturers that could potentially start production, or scale up production, of PPE equipment, such as:

Gloves, e.g. powder free nitrile disposable gloves
Fluid Resistant Surgical Masks
Disposable Aprons
Face Masks
Goggles
Visors
Plastic sheets

Please get in touch if you may be able to help.

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Hand sanitiser

1 April 2020

We are seeking to identify businesses which may be able to start new production of hand sanitiser.

Businesses in the chemicals and distilling sectors are amongst those which have been able to help so far.

If your business has suitable equipment and may be able to start new production, please contact us.

We are also seeking to identify businesses which may be able to supply plastic bottles.

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Plastic bottles for hand sanitiser

1 April 2020

We are seeking to identify potential suppliers of plastic bottles suitable for hand sanitiser, in order to assist potential manufacturers of the product.

If you believe you could help, please get in touch.

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Innovations to support people self-isolating

1 April 2020

NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.

Further information on the TechForce19 challenge is available here

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Gov.uk service for businesses offering support

1 April 2020

Government has introduced a new service for you to tell them how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus.

The support needed includes things like:

medical testing equipment
medical equipment design
protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
hotel rooms
transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
manufacturing equipment
warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement, engineering or communications
social care or childcare

Click here to access the service …

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UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

1 April 2020

Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.

UKRI will support excellent proposals of up to 18 months duration which meet at least one of the following:

New research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the award) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response …

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Rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

1 April 2020

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives.

It can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19.

See gov.uk for more information

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Storage and logistics

1 April 2020

We are seeking to identify companies that may be able to donate or supply the following services in the Humber region at short notice:

Warehouse space suitable for the storage of food or medical supplies
Available cold storage space for food
Transport/logistics support for goods or people

Potential suppliers will be contacted if support is required.

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Food and groceries

1 April 2020

We are seeking to identify potential bulk donators and suppliers of food and grocery products to assist local food banks and community hubs.  Community hubs will be distributing food to residents who are in need of additional support.

Restaurants and wholesalers are amongst the businesses which have been able to help with donations so far.

Long-life products are likely to be the most useful.  Examples of the type of products that may be sought include:

Cereal/porridge oats
Tinned soup
Pasta
Rice
Tinned tomatoes
Pasta sauce
Lentils, beans, pulses
Tinned meat …

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