AgorIP – Offering support during COVID-19



April 16, 2020

The current situation in regards to COVID-19 brings a set of challenges, not just to the way in which AgorIP operates, but the way in which the global community works together in general. We are conscious to play our part and help where possible.

AgorIP has long had strong connections with the NHS, who we work closely with and will continue to support during this period of difficulty. Since AgorIP came into being in 2017, our NHS portfolio has evolved to include projects with NHS organisations across Wales, including Cwm Taf, Betsi Cadwaladr and Hywel Dda University Health Boards, where we have seconded staff  to seek out innovation which will better the health and wellbeing of all in Wales. We have supported and helped to commercialise all types of medical innovations that are all at various stages of development, and we want to continue to do this during this pandemic.

This is in line with the positive response by Swansea University to the outbreak. The whole team at AgorIP has been hugely inspired by the reaction of the University community to help the NHS and Welsh Government during these extreme and challenging circumstances; from helping to manufacture hand gels en masse, to using 3D technology to create visors and PPE vital to the NHS. We are immensely proud to be part of the University, and to be part funded by the institution alongside the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) and Welsh Government, particularly during this period.

We have a strong team of Technology Transfer Managers who are now functioning remotely, working hard to provide help and advice where we can across the University, the NHS and SMEs in West Wales, North West Wales and the Valleys.

To that end, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer support to our end users during this challenging time, thanks to both WEFO and Welsh Government. We are conscious that we should play our own parts, and are eager to help as much as possible to fight COVID-19 through innovation and research. It is of great importance to us that we are part of the solution, and to support our wider community.

To find out more about accessing support and advice, please get in touch with our team via our email [email protected] Alternatively, you can contact us with any queries via our Twitter @AgorIP_Swan or our LinkedIn page.

Ceri D. Jones, Interim Director

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