Applications for Reducing Spread of Airborne Pathogens in Healthcare


1st March 2021

Check out and apply for this innovation challenge for single use PPE equipment!

Deadline: 24.03.2021

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition, which will fund in the region of 250,000GBP inc. VAT to bring innovative solutions for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and build an evidence base for its effective and safe use in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC).

It is funded by the Scottish Government, the Chief Scientific Office (CSO) with additional contribution from Transport Scotland. The Test Bed environment is provided by NHS Tayside with additional support from the Balhousie Care Group and Zero Waste Scotland and a Programme Steering Group, with wide-ranging membership.

The aim of the competition is to develop solutions that aid prevention or reduce the spread of droplet and airborne biological hazards, reduce NHS staff reliance on single use disposable PPE, and allow the return of clinical procedures which are currently considered high risk because of their aerosol generating nature. This may be achieved through the development of re-useable PPE, methods of decontamination, or methods of area/surface/air cleansing which avoids the requirement for PPE use, or a combination of these. Our 'Test Bed' brings in expertise from IPC, Decontamination, Health and Safety, Medical Physics and other technical, clinical and support areas as may be required, in order to consider and evaluate a potentially broad range of available solutions.

More details here: 

Circular Tayside

Circular Tayside is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and Perthshire Chamber of Commerce. Circular Tayside is an initiative that: Raises awareness of the circular economy, the role the local businesses have to play in it, and how they will benefit. Facilitates collaboration amongst the local business community to enable our circular economy to develop. Supports individual businesses as they begin to identify and implement new and innovative approaches to businesses that support a transition to a circular economy Brings together a group of Circular Tayside Ambassadors who will be leaders in their sectors and champions of the circular economy.

Zero Waste Scotland

Helping Scotland create a more #CircularEconomy & realise the economic, environmental & social benefits of using resources sustainably. #ScotGov & #ESIF funded.

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