Mindsett are actively partnering with Universities, Innovate UK and the NHS in various R&D spaces. Please see an example below.
University of Essex and Cloudfm looking to combat COVID-19 by improving disinfection systems
Mindsett, the IoT division of Cloudfm [Award-winning facilities management provider] is joining forces with the Unversity of Essex to develop innovative new disinfection services for the healthcare sector to meet the challenge of COVID-19.
The joint research initiative won funding worth £50,000 from Innovate UK following a national research call which attracted 8,600 applications.
Mindsett, will work in partnership with the University of Essex to develop intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to deliver fast, efficient and automated disinfection systems for re-usable operational items in the hospital environment. This will include personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and monitoring equipment, ventilators and hospital beds.
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.
“We are pleased to have been afforded this opportunity from Innovate UK to advance our own developments in IoT in order to assist the healthcare sector. We are also delighted to be able to work in partnership with the University of Essex in our attempt to achieve something positive during these uncertain times.”David AttoeIoT Development Director
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.
“We are excited to be partnering with Mindsett in a time where research is more important than ever and we are aiming to do our part by collaborating with them to support their award winning innovation. We’re really proud the strength of our research expertise and business engagement team helped secure this highly competitive award which will also hopefully help the fight against COVID-19.”Rob WalkerHead of Business Engagement