The project brings together Cloudfm’s market-leading facilities management technology, Mindsett’s innovative IoT products, with the artificial intelligence and IoT expertise of Dr Faiyaz Doctor and Dr Hossein Anisi from the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.
Mindsett will develop a system which safely sterilises healthcare equipment such as reusable PPE using ultraviolet light. The intelligent IoT based system will minimise human involvement in the cleaning process, reducing risk to frontline healthcare workers while increasing the availability of PPE and other equipment. The system will be designed so it can be installed easily close to ICU wards.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Both Mindsett and the University of Essex have a history of successful research collaboration through Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. KTPs are Innovate UK’s flagship programme for collaboration, connecting businesses across the UK with expertise and research in our universities and linking them with ambitious graduate talent.
The University of Essex is now one of the top two universities in the UK for the number of Innovate UK-funded projects, and ranks as the leading university in England for KTPs.