Reusable and customised facemask to keep healthcare workers safe thanks to digital supply-chain
Throughout the pandemic the filtering facepiece 3 respirator (FFP3) mask was heavily in demand, as it is the most widely used respiratory protective equipment in UK healthcare system. However, according to a study with health workers from 32 hospitals, the overall fit-testing pass rates had a mean pass rate of 81%.
Virgin Media O2-led consortium involving WMG, University of Warwick wins DCMS “Diversifying the 5G Supply Chain” competition
A consortium led by a team from Virgin Media O2 has won a DCMS grant to explore possible Open RAN solutions and encourage 5G vendor diversity. The winning project team also featured technology giant CISCO; global edge platform Ori Industries; WMG at the University of Warwick who will ensure the security of the platform; and rural network provider, operator and hardware vendor, wavemobile Ltd.
Minerva Business Angels makes its 100th investment
Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has made its 100th investment. Minerva works with scale-ups, start-up businesses and spin-out companies. The landmark investment has been made in support of Skyfarer, a drone logistics operator which is conducting ground-breaking trials to deliver medical supplies between hospitals in the West Midlands this summer.
Additive manufacturing supply chains to be protected from cyber-attacks in light of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted just how vulnerable UK manufacturing supply chains are, as there was an increase in the volume of cyber-enabled attacks on cyber-physical systems. There is therefore an urgent need to develop technologies and methods to support disruption-resilient manufacturing.
Digital supply chain visibility needed to rebuild after COVID-19: WMG and Blue Yonder warn manufacturers
Manufacturers must unlock supply chain visibility to rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic, WMG and Blue Yonder are warning as a result of WMG research conducted with almost 250 manufacturing companies revealing that lack of visibility and workforce issues are creating the biggest supply chain bottlenecks.