Member Responses

It would be helpful if UKSPA members feel able to share the advice that they are giving to occupiers and staff and email these to info@ukspa.org.uk. It would be particularly useful if you could share details if you are creating an online tenant community and providing specific advice on business support to occupiers at this time.

The UKSPA Covi-19 survey has asked for more details of their companies that are responding to the pandemic and these are being added to the Hub.

Colworth ParkAG Plus Diagnostics  https://www.agplusdiagnostics.com/Agilis Reader – quantitative diagnostic reader
York Science ParkAptamer Group Ltdhttps://www.aptamergroup.co.uk/Reagents/Point of care tests
Sci-Tech DaresburyArcis Biotechnology https://arcisbio.com/coronavirus-information/ Supplying RNA testing kit rapidly prepare respiratory tract specimens for molecular testingSupplying RNA testing kit rapidly prepare respiratory tract specimens for molecular testing
Uni Wolverhampton Science ParkBCRS https://bcrs.org.uk
Accredited lender for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
Edinburgh  TechnopoleBiobest Laboratorieshttp://www.biobest.co.uk/Working on testing
University of Warwick Science ParkCare We Share  
Norwich Research ParkEarlham Institute & John Innes Centre https://www.norwichresearchpark.com/news/norwich-research-park-scientists-join-hospital-fight-against-covid-19Covid-19 Testing, equipment loans, staff volunteering
UNIPEkkoSense https://www.ekkosense.com/Providing thermal control technology to data centres, to maximise capacity and stability
The Surrey Research ParkEurofinshttps://www.eurofins.co.uk/Testing
Norwich Research ParkICENI Diagnosticshttps://www.icenidiagnostics.com/news/ 
The Surrey Research ParkiGenomixhttps://www.igenomix.co.uk/ 
Edinburgh  TechnopoleMedtronic -offering ventilator design informationhttps://www.medtronic.com/us-en/about/news/medtronic-helps-during-covid19.html 
Stirling University Innovation Park LtdMerck Skid mounted Vessel Insulated Evaporator
Colworth ParkMIP Diagnostics https://www.mip-dx.com/ 
Menai Science ParkM-SParc  M-SParc community of makers are helping 3D print and deliver visors to the medical community
Uni Wolverhampton Science ParkNHS / CCG  (Clinical Commissioning Group)https://wolverhamptonccg.nhs.ukOperating adjacent Covid-19 drive thru testing facility 
UNIPNottingham Scientific Limited https://www.nsl.eu.com/Providing secure and authenticated geo-positioning for government and law enforcement
Sussex Innovation CentreOne Researchhttps://www.oneresearch.co.uk/Clinical Research
Sci-Tech DaresburyPerfectus Biomedhttp://perfectusbiomed.comCarrying out microbiological testing support for companies developing anti-viral products
The Surrey Research ParkPrime Vigilance/Ergomedhttps://www.ergomedplc.com/about-us/primevigilance/ 
Plymouth Science ParkPSP-3D printing of  face visors for NHS Face Visors
Colworth ParkRAPIvD Ltd https://www.rapivd.com/https://www.rapivd.com/ 
Institute of Life ScienceSwansea universityhttps://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/news-events/news/2020/03/south-wales-industry-consortium-established-to-support-the-nhs-covid-19-response.phpSWARM (The South Wales Additive and Rapid Manufacturing Consortium) in its mission to support NHS Wales’ covid-19 response.
The Surrey Research ParkTechdow Pharmahttp://www.techdow-pharma.co.uk/about/companyprofile.html 
Norwich Research ParkUniversity of East Anglia https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/ventilatorsVentilators
Norwich Research ParkUniversity of East Anglia https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-52019863/university-of-east-anglia-staff-produce-hand-sanitiserUniversity of East Anglia Hand sanitiser production
Uni Wolverhampton Science ParkUniversity of Wolverhampton https://www.wlv.ac.uk/Testing/Ventilator and sanitiser production
Menai Science ParkVirustatic Shieldhttps://www.virustaticshield.comFace Masks
Menai Science Parkwyngriffithdesign https://sites.google.com/view/wyngriffithdesign Has been using M-SParc to create (3D printed) door openers
Roslin Innovation Centre  6 x lab based tenants collaborating on Therapeutics and testing for COVID-19 
Glyndŵr InnovationOpTIC Technology Centre

http://www.glyndwrinnovations.co.uk/
Glyndŵr Innovations are producing visors for front line health workers as part of the North Wales Covid-19 Face Shield coordinated effort

Sector sources of information 

Business: Business Continuity

The Business Continuity Instutute provides extensive COVID-19 Resources and News for Resilience Professionals. Find the latest news, resources and updates below relating to the outbreak and pandemic planning. This page will be updated frequently as new information and resources become available at https://www.thebci.org/knowledge/coronavirus.html

Business: General

HM Government has listed a number of business organisations that are providing advice on Covid-19. This can be read here.

CBI – The CBI has collated everything you need to know about COVID-19, including advice, guidance, and what your business can do to help.

Enterprise Nation – advice hub for small businesses by Enterprise Nation, including details of government support schemes 

Tech Nation –  are blogging regularly about policy interventions the Government is making to support businesses. The blog is updated regularly here.

Business: Employee and Home Working Advice

ACAS gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice including, Social distancing and vulnerable people, working from home and what to do if an employee does not want to go to work. Visit www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

ACAS advice on Working from home. Employers and employees should be practical, flexible and sensitive to each other’s situation when working from home because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more here.

Business: Life Science

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry is working closely with the Department of Health and the NHS on how their members can best support the Government as plans evolve and we adapt to an ever-changing situation Their COVID-19 hub gives you access to the most up-to-date information for what pharmaceutical companies are doing to tackle the outbreak.

UK BioIndustry Association – The BIA blog has been created to deliver the latest research in the area, potential impact to medicine supply chains and SMEs, as well as providing the latest business planning advice.