Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, the Prime Minister called on manufacturers to help the UK step up production of vital medical equipment the nation would need to respond to the crisis. The HVM Catapult has been at the forefront of efforts to equip the healthcare front line with some of the tools it needs to treat patients suffering from COVID-19 and save lives.
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The COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge

Reaching out to the HVM Catapult’s contacts throughout the UK’s engineering community, our CEO, Dick Elsy, pulled together an industrial consortium to tackle the COVID-19 ventilator challenge.

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Producing a vaccine

Experts from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) have joined the national taskforce to develop, trial and manufacture an effective COVID-19 vaccine.

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Personal protective equipment (PPE)

The HVM Catapult Centres donated over 100,000 items of PPE kit and by manufactured key items, such as face visors and intubation shields.

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Upskilling during lockdown

Moving our training and expert seminars to digital platforms, we helped to keep the engineering community’s minds stimulated and provided opportunities for upskilling.

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