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, 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.
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.