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Covid-19

Covid-19 continues to be present in our lives at home and at work.  KTN 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.

KTN 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.

As the pandemic became more widespread, KTN curated links to a wide variety of initiatives, resources, specifications and international links. These continue to be updated.

Initiatives and resources

Signposting for businesses

Guidance (including regulatory)

International links

See our Global Covid-19 page for international resources, including funding and worldwide initiatives.

Contact

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 KTN and we will direct you to the teams working on solving some of these challenges. Email Covid-19@ktn-uk.org

 

Funding Opportunities

SBRI: Simulation Technology for Healthcare Training

Pre Covid-19, Tracheostomy training was delivered through online education and face-to-face simulation training, but the latter is now difficult due to Covid-19. NHS Wales are looking to identify and demonstrate simulation technology solutions, ready for ‘real world’ deployment by no later than October 2021, with the possibility of expanding to other health sectors such as life support.

Opens: 26/04/2021 Closes: 28/05/2021

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Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund

New £20 million fund to grow UK life sciences manufacturing opens for applications

Opens: 07/04/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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SBRI: Outpatient Transformation for NHS Wales

The way outpatient services are being delivered in Wales is undergoing a period of transformation to ensure that it delivers care for patients in a prudent and value-based way for a sustainable health-care model for the future. NHS Wales seeks innovations to support one or more of: management of conditions that require multiple tests; patient-clinician digital communication; and review of images/samples.

Opens: 19/04/2021 Closes: 14/05/2021

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Recorded: 15th April

National Core Studies Immunity programme initiative: Next generation assays to assess cellular immunity against SARS-CoV-2

The Covid-19 National Core Studies (NCS) Immunity programme, in collaboration with Innovate UK and MRC is looking to assess cellular immunity against SARS-CoV- 2. To support this work, KTN is organising a workshop on 15th April, which will include presentations from the NCS Immunity programme.

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12.03.2021

National Core Studies Immunity Programme Initiative: Next generation assays to assess cellular immunity against SARS-CoV-2

The Covid-19 National Core Studies (NCS) Immunity programme, in collaboration with Innovate UK and MRC is looking to assess cellular immunity against SARS-CoV-2. To support this work, KTN is organising a workshop on 15th April, which will include presentations from the NCS Immunity programme.

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24.03.2021

The importance of low-cost air sanitation devices in the fight against Covid-19 and pandemics

Not-for-profit group with effective and low-cost air-sanitiser designs requests support from experts who can accelerate testing, development and raise awareness of the need for air-sanitation in the fight against Covid-19 and future pandemics.

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