Oxford Uni spin-out secures £400k government grant to help Covid fight

Navenio, a provider of location-based technology that supports workforces, has received a £400,000 grant from the UK government and Innovate UK to help address the impact of Covid-19 on hospitals.

Navenio’s technology allows the monitoring of workforces via smartphone and can be used to help address logistical issues associated with managing Covid-free areas in acute settings.

Ian Campbell, executive chair of Innovate UK said: “With Covid-19 still an ever-present challenge in the UK… businesses like Navenio have stepped up to the challenge and produced technology which aims to solve these issues.”

Tim Weil, chief executive of Navenio, said: “We are delighted to have received this funding from UKRI and Innovate UK. With Covid-19 still presenting significant challenges to healthcare systems this funding will help us to continue dramatically improving patient flow within hospitals around the UK by prioritising tasks for individual teams. With Covid-19 cases rising it is crucial that hospitals are prepared and have access to the best technology to assist them during these tough times.”

Navenio was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2015 and currently has a team of more than 60 people.

Date published: November 6, 2020

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