BNC’s parent company, AquAffirm, is pleased to announce that it has won a COVID-19-related European grant from the highly-competitive EIT Health-Headstart programme to develop a new web-based platform focused on helping governments and businesses plan for changes in government-mandated pandemic restrictions globally. The interactive user-friendly COVID-EXIT digital platform will enable governments and businesses to deploy sophisticated epidemiological prediction tools to help plan for the easing of lockdown measures and to provide early-warning of “second waves” of the pandemic in different parts of the world. This will enable our clients to better plan for the safe re-opening of the economy.
The COVID-EXIT platform will operate on a digital “freemium” model, with a free-to-access website providing a basic online service and a subscription-based “Pro”-version providing additional features of particular importance to major domestic and multinational corporations. Subscriptions will be monthly.
Using the expertise developed through its recent collaboration with the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College (with whom it developed the COVID-19 Scenario Analysis Tool, see covidsim.org), the AquAffirm team will design and develop a new interactive user interface. AquAffirm will also provide customization and consultancy under contract for commercial users from all over the world.
AquAffirm is a London-based product development company commercialising technologies to address global biomedical and environmental issues. Offering both hardware and digital solutions, the company is focused on tackling some of the world’s most intractable problems. With a world class board comprising a PowderJect co-founder (Dr David Sarphie, CEO), a co-inventor of the blood glucose test (Prof Tony Cass of Imperial College), a world-renowned microwave engineer and physicist (Prof Gabriel Aeppli FRS of ETH in Switzerland) and an internationally-recognised former director of large UK laboratories (Prof John Wood FREng), AquAffirm is a leader in developing advanced technology solutions.
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge. EIT Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.