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Our External Funding service assists Intense IT to secure COVID-19 funding

A Scottish technology firm is to lead an international consortium to roll out a new tool that will help businesses minimise the transmission of Coronavirus.

Intense IT has created the WorkSafeAI solution which will help workplaces to decide which prevention measures are most suitable for them.

Funding for the project was obtained with help from The Data Lab

The product was developed with seed-funding from Innovate UK which was obtained with the help of The Data Lab’s External Funding Service.

WorkSafeAI simulates any combination of mitigation actions, building occupancy and background infection rates, so businesses will know what should work best in their specific situation, before spending on these measures.

Robert Walker, Solutions Director at Intense IT said:

The risks to society from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the steps we need to take to live with the disease, are only now being understood. We wanted to play our part in helping to make work space a safe space by modelling epidemiology, infection and transmission risks, and presenting to decision-makers in an actionable way.

Our partnership with Silicon Valley Decision Intelligence pioneers, Quantellia, allows us to develop this unique approach to risk management for COVID-19, and of course futureproof for further pandemics. With this solution we can ensure that leaders’ decisions can be evidence-based and people-focused. This will engage business leaders in the fight against a second or third spike in the coronavirus and the emergence of other epidemics.

Our consortium is also made up of local, highly skilled SMEs: technical resources from neurodiversity professionals auticon, project management and business analysis specialists Linsandel Consulting and with support from clinical epidemiologist Dr Paul Nelson of Nelus AI.

As an SME, navigating the complex funding landscape is notoriously difficult with a lot of pressure on making the right decision. Guidance from the External Funding Service at The Data Lab was invaluable.

 

Adam Turner, External Funding Service Lead at The Data Lab added:

The last few months have been challenging for us all as the world grapples with COVID-19 and its impacts on our economy and jobs. At the External Funding Service, we have assisted numerous companies throughout their application for COVID-19 related funding to solve fundamental issues that must be addressed as we reboot our economy and live with the ongoing pandemic.

The WorkSafe AI project will see business leaders making informed data-driven decisions that ensure safety is upheld as our economy restarts – an exciting new tool added to our arsenal in the fight against COVID-19.

 

Find out more about getting help from us with securing External Funding and see what funding is available.

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