Redistributed Manufacturing in Deployed Medical Care Network Plus

Lead Research Organisation: University of the West of England
Department Name: Faculty of Business and Law

Abstract

Re-Distributed Manufacture (RDM) is defined as: "Technology, systems and strategies that change the economics and organisation of manufacturing, particularly with regard to location and scale" . In healthcare, RDM involves bringing production closer to the point of clinical need or use, enhancing the capability to deliver personalised medicine. The EPSRC funded Re-Distributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN- www.RiHN.org.uk) was launched in Feb 2015 and delivered by a consortium of six universities (UWE, Loughborough, Nottingham, Cambridge, Newcastle & Brunel), representing disciplines from both the social sciences and engineering and led an agenda to advance the impact of UK medical manufacturing.
One area of significant research interest identified by RiHN has been the potential value of implementing RDM approaches in deployed medical care. Whilst RDM includes the notion of a shift from centralised towards decentralised production, extant research continues to assume a degree of stable environmental conditions and fixed static location (e.g. hospitals/clinics/home). However, RDM can deliver life-saving benefits in mobile medical scenarios, where there is urgent and unforeseen demand in changing and remote locations, such as in response to natural disasters and emergencies (e.g. the Ebola crisis, Cyclone Idai and recent terrorist attacks), and the rapid treatment of injured military personnel in the field. This often requires a reverse supply chain perspective, starting with the requirement based on patient need. There are a variety of medical conditions that could benefit from rapid response treatments closer to the site of a medical emergency or in field hospitals; these include (but not limited to) blast injuries to skin and tissue, haemorrhagic shock and fractures.
The project will be led by a multi-disciplinary team bringing together subject matter experts that rarely meet, such as experts in trauma care, emergency medicine, innovation management and manufacturing, and will achieve the following outputs:

- A review of current research capability and knowledge- sharing of current breakthroughs
- Enhancing understanding of the use of RDM in deployed medical care
- Identification of and development of promising RDM technologies that support treatment pathways in deployed operations
- Capture of military and civilian emergency medical requirements and applications for RDM
- Systematic identification and comparison of needs, applications, technologies and resources

The overall outcome for the research will be the creation of 'communities of practice', producing real world demonstrators covering both the business and technical aspects of implementing RDM in deployed medical care, bringing the potential to advance the UK's capability in RDM, delivering impact to clinicians, practitioners and patients. The research will help shape how the UK Ministry of Defence, prime contractors in the defence sector, emergency and urgent care services and UK Research Council proceed with future R&D investment and resourcing. The outputs of the project will also be disseminated through a website, presentations at relevant national and international conferences, and research centres and a Special Issue journal (Health Services Management Research) and presenting the findings of the project at a showcase event. A final report will be produced, sent electronically to all interested parties, and made available digitally and via social media.

Planned Impact

In summary, during a series of sandpit and workshop events, run by the EPSRC funded RiHN, the potential value of implementing RDM approaches in deployed, frontline operations was identified. Working with MoD Defence Medical Services (DMS), members of the RiHN team seek to open up a new line of investigation that has the potential to radically transform support to medical treatments in deployed operations, where there is urgent and unforeseen demand remote and changeable locations. The proposed Network will allow us to bring together a number of key experts and disciplines and advance a robust, structured agenda for further research with the aim of advancing the UK's capability in RDM and delivering impact to clinicians, practitioners and patients. This agenda will help shape how MoD, defence prime contractors, emergency services and UK Research Council proceed with future R&D investment and resourcing.

Beneficiaries include SMEs and defence prime contractors (suppliers of 3D printers and scanners, and manufacturers specialising in customised parts and therapies), clinicians within the NHS and MoD Defence Medical Services, who will define requirements and will be end users of new technologies and and systems that will allow the rapid, tailored and localised treatments of life-threatening and debilitating injuries, resulting in better patient outcomes. If there were a significant adoption of RDM, soldiers would receive an enhanced level of critical care when it is most required, which has the potential to reduce complications and long-term care costs incurred by the Ministry of Defence.

Clinicians operating in deployed operations often have to administer treatments in extreme conditions, facing needs that may help define future take up by the NHS. The practice of emergency and military medicine can be employed to evaluate novel healthcare approaches, and identify where RDM can add the most value in healthcare delivery.

Finally, the academic community will benefit from the Network, which will bring together those from diverse backgrounds to investigate applications beyond the mainstream clinical settings. For those from the social sciences, this will allow them to explore the role of lead users in shaping novel manufacturing technologies and systems, and an improved comprehension of the diffusion of disruptive innovations. For those from engineering and science, they will be provided with an insight into the working environment and issues of emergency and military medicine. All academic participants will have the opportunity to explore and critique their ideas leading to further proposals investigating the feasibility of RDM applications.
The proposed Network is well connected to key researchers in engineering and management, centres of innovative manufacturing, and specialists in military and emergency medicine - ensuring effective participation, dissemination and exploitation.

Publications

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Description The Programme has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and so did not commence until the beginning of July 2020. However, Co-Is on the Programme, notably Prof Harris Makatoris and Dr Sam Roscoe have been interviewed by various media outlets regarding the impact of Covid on supply chains and healthcare manufacturing. Dr Sam Roscoe provided recommendations to the International Trade Committee regarding building resilience into UK supply chains and these recommendations have been taken up by the UK Government and are reported in this submission to ResearchFish.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description International Trade Select Committee - Covid 19 and pharmaceutical supply chains
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Supply chain expert Dr Sam Roscoe was invited to give evidence to the International Trade Select Committee on Pharmaceutical Supply Chains and Covid 19 (April 23rd, 2020). In attendance were 11 Members of Parliament (MPs) and the Chief Executive of the Association of the British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI) Dr Roscoe told the International Trade Committee on Thursday that a UK-based parallel supply chain for critical drugs including those that treat the symptoms of coronavirus was essential to ride out the disruption to international supply centred on China and India. Dr Roscoe undertook a feasibility study funded by the RiHN and his input to the committee built on the findings of his research. He is also a CO-I on the RDM in Deployed Medical Care Network Plus
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/c0190b5b-1afa-45ef-b94a-e817eab6be9c
 
Description The International Trade Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The International Trade Select Committee put forward Dr Sam Roscoe's recommendation of parallel supply chains to UK parliament (July 30th, 2020) which were derived from Dr Sam Roscoe's work for RiHN and RDM in Deployed Medical Care Network plus "Recommendations: We agree that the proposed creation of "parallel supply chains" for some medicines, which would involve building a degree of "surge capacity" into UK-based production, seems to have merit as a workable alternative to onshoring and we recommend that the Government conduct a rigorous evaluation of it as soon as possible. It should also, as a matter of urgency, look into the possibility of applying this approach across other essential-goods sector
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/242/the-covid19-pandemic-and-international-trade/publications/
 
Description The UK Government response to recommendations by Dr Sam Roscoe to International Trade Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The UK Government response to recommendations by Dr Sam Roscoe to International Trade Committee (Oct 2nd 2020):"The Government agrees that a critical part of an effective pandemic response is ensuring that the UK has access to surge capacity. This is essential if we are to prepare the UK for a future pandemic in which we would expect global demand of critical products to rise rapidly thereby outstripping global supply. The Government also agrees that for many critical supply chains that there may be an important interplay between the holding of stockpiles and creating surge capacity, and that a combination of both may be necessary" "58.The Government is committed to consider the case for policy initiatives that will help create surge capacity in times of increased global demand, including those recommended in the report. These initiatives are being actively considered in the round within the context of Project DEFEND. The Government will consider this approach for both medicines and Personal Protective Equipment."
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmintrade/815/81502.htm
 
Description UK Government has taken forward the idea of parallel supply chains as part of the POST's 20 Areas of Research Interest as recommended by Dr Sam Roscoe
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The government has taken forward the idea of parallel supply chains as proposed by Dr Sam Roscoe (Co-I on RDM i nDeployed Operations Network Plus and RiHN feasibility study holder) as part of the POST's 20 Areas of Research Interest (ARIs 8.1-8.3) (Oct 10th, 2020): 8.1. What are the likely impacts on global and internal supply chains following the COVID-19 outbreak? How can global and internal supply chains be made more resilient? What role are parallel supply chains likely to play in the future? How can UK businesses reliant on imports and exports be supported? How can the UK best secure consumer choice and national food security? 8.2. What has the COVID-19 outbreak revealed about the advantages and disadvantages of different responses (such as reshoring, onshoring and near-shoring) to supply chain vulnerability? What responses are likely to be the most effective in the event of future supply chain shocks? 8.3. What are the most effective ways for the UK to support domestic manufacturing and increase economic diversification? How able is the UK's infrastructure to deal with an increase in internal trade?
URL https://post.parliament.uk/covid-19-areas-of-research-interest/
 
Description RiHN Feasibility Study - Proof-of-concept of long-term storage of functional extra-cellular vesicles for application in accelerated soft-tissue and fracture healing
Amount £15,645 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description Centillion Technology 
Organisation Centillion Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided sharing of updates and insights from the research programme. Facilitated their involvement in a pharma RDM feasibility study
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of RiHN feasibility study funding competition amongst their network Staff support and representation at programme meetings Offer to provide access to equipment and materials for the relevant pharma feasibility study team Offer to participate in meetings, workshops and events
Impact Pharmaceuticals manufacturing
Start Year 2020
 
Description Centre for Process Innovation 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sharing of progress on the research programme, details of feasibility studies and exploration of alignment and collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of RiHN feasibility study funding competition amongst their network Offer to run innovation clinics for all feasibility study teams Offer to link CPI staff to relevant feasibility study teams to explore collaborative opportunities Offer to support feasibility study team with follow-on technology-development bids as a partner organisation
Impact Additive manufacturing Cell and tissue therapies Clinical fluids Pharmaceuticals
Start Year 2020
 
Description Dstl - Project Mentor for RiHN funded feasibility study led by Keele University 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitated Dstl co-funding and commitment to support the feasibility study with a dedicate project mentor Entered into a contract with Dstl for this purpose.
Collaborator Contribution Dedicated technical research advice and guidance Facilitated access to related researchers involved in military and emergency medicine Sharing of past knowledge and research in this area
Impact Cell and tissue therapies Regenerative medicine Advanced manufacturing
Start Year 2021
 
Description Harwell Campus and STFC 
Organisation Research Complex at Harwell
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided updates and insights from the programme. Also explored opportunities for co-funding
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of RiHN feasibility study funding competition amongst their network Offer to connect their organisations on-site to feasibility study teams Offer to facilitate support for feasibility study teams seeking to test their propositions using Harwell facilities
Impact Advanced manufacturing Cross-sector innovation SME innovation Spin outs
Start Year 2020
 
Description Industry Partner 
Organisation Porton Biopharma LTD
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided information on latest advances in RDM
Collaborator Contribution Involved in reviewing documents and mentoring feasibility studies
Impact No outputs as yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description MOD Defence Equipment and Support 
Organisation Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Department Defence Equipment and Support
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provided an introduction to the programme to various parts of the DE&S organisation involved in advancing the local production agenda (i.e. additive manufacturing) Sharing of insights and findings so far and discussion of mutual objectives
Collaborator Contribution Provided expertise and awareness of the value of RiHN research to MOD and DE&S Offer to conduct some joint-analysis activities to inform the business case for innovation adoption Offer to open doors relevant communities in defence working in the same area to compare approaches and avoid duplication
Impact Defence Acquisition Supply chain management Military and emergency medicine Defence innovation
Start Year 2020
 
Description Medilink East Midlands 
Organisation East Midlands Medilink
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution RiHN ran a Special Interest Group on redistributed manufacturing for East Midlands Medilinks members presenting the RiHn feasibility studies and running a workshop on value chain mapping
Collaborator Contribution Medilinks have promoted the work of RiHN via its website and social media and hosted the Special Interest Group where RiHN launched the feasibility studies
Impact Supply Chain Special Interest Group
Start Year 2015
 
Description R&D, James Cook University Hospital 
Organisation James Cook University Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Sharing of progress for the research programme and discussion of collaborative opportunities
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of RiHN feasibility study funding competition amongst their network Research linkages to CPI Offer to use a bio-incubator on-site for feasibility study teams Offer to provide an NHS test-bed for feasibility study teams Linking up and networking to colleagues in MoD via their partnership
Impact Medical innovation
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Centillion Technology Systems (CTS)
Country Australia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Defence Medical Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Innovate UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Department Defence Equipment and Support
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Quay Pharma
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description RiHN Network Plus Advisory Board 2020-2022 
Organisation Research Complex at Harwell
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The research team delivered presentations and thought leadership as well as updates and insights from the research programme.
Collaborator Contribution Delivered expert advice and guidance on current developments in industry, academia and public sector innovation. This included access to networks,
Impact - Collaboration with feasibility study teams - Access to experts - Access to reports and data
Start Year 2020
 
Description Scitech 
Organisation Scitech Engineering Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided updates and insights from the research programme
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of RiHN feasibility study funding competition amongst their network Offer to provide technical mentioring for any relevant pharma feasibility study teams Offer to provide a cost of goods analysis for feasibility study teams or the programme Offer to provide a validation engineering analysis for the programme Offer to use meeting and conference facilities on-site
Impact Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing
Start Year 2020
 
Description Businesss Insider (Sept 21st, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discusses the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine. Includes interview with Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations Network Plus and also draws on findings on the research undertook for RiHN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.businessinsider.com/covid-19-vaccine-experts-warn-glass-vials-planes-storage-shortage-20...
 
Description Chemistry World (Oct 15th, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article discussing resilience and redundancy as key factors for domestic manufacturing. Includes interview with Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations network Plus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/covid-19-highlights-need-to-update-pharma-supply-chains/4012597....
 
Description Daily Telegraph- Business Reporter (March 25th, 2020) Future of Supply Chain / How Coronavirus is disrupting key supply chains when we need them the most 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article by Dr Sam Roscoe in The Telegraph (Business Reporter on how Coronavirus is disrupting key supply chains when we need them the most. Dr Roscoe is a CO-I on the RDM in Deployed Operations Network Plus and his discussion is informed by research he undertook for RiHN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://business-reporter.co.uk/2020/03/25/how-coronavirus-is-disrupting-key-supply-chains-when-we-n...
 
Description Delaware Consulting Research insight report (July 7th, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Report that considers "Innovation driven by necessity -Why flexibility and transformation are key for manufacturers to deliver in uncertain times". Dr Sam Roscoe Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations Network Plus provided the Preface for the Research Insight Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://info.delaware.pro/innovation-research-insight-report?__hstc=221351303.7457f258f6de201cae1c43...
 
Description European Pharmaceutical review (April 8th, 2020): Limiting shortages: steps for the UK to strengthen drug supply. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations, explains his recommendations for pharmaceutical companies and supermarkets in the UK to limit reliance on deliveries from overseas, to ease the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on drug supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/article/116439/limiting-shortages-steps-for-the-uk-to-s...
 
Description LSE Business Review (May 19th, 2020) The future of UK supply chains in a disrupted world: Brexit and Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Sam roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed operations bid discusses the future of UK supply chains in a disrupted world: Brexit and Covid-19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2020/05/19/the-future-of-uk-supply-chains-in-a-disrupted-worl...
 
Description Lombard (Oct, 2020) Reshoring: the key to manufacturing reslience? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Report on the pros and cons of shaking up their supply chains. Includes interview with Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://lombard.contentlive.co.uk/content/reshoring-the-key-to-manufacturing-resilience
 
Description Meet the Guest Editors of the IJOPM Special Issue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 32 academics attended a workshop for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management on "Emerging Technologies in Emergency Situations" f This special issue invites scholars and practitioners to provide insights and contributions to the Operations and Supply Chain Management (O&SCM) field by considering the integration of emerging technologies for emergency situations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/112789313874
 
Description Pharmaceutial Journal (May 6th, 2020) Manufacturer to move hydroxycholorquine production to the UK to avoid shortages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Reports on Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations Network Plus address to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on 23 April 2020, His discussion builds on his findings from his RiHN funded research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/news/manufacturer-to-move-hydroxychloroquine-production-t...
 
Description Podcast Industry Dive - Dec 17th, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Podacst Industry Dive - Dec 17th, 2020 - Money Minutes in partnership with American Express - Futureproofing your supply chain against costly disruptions. Dr Sam Roscoe - RDM in Deployed Operations is interviewed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://omny.fm/shows/business-class-money-minutes/futureproofing-your-supply-chain-against-costly-d...
 
Description Raconteur Magazine (Sept 30th, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in Raconteur Magazine (Sept 30th, 2020) Could reshoring help manufacturers survive COVID? Includes interview with Dr Sam Roscoe, Co-I on RDm in Deployed Operations Network Plus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.raconteur.net/supply-chain/reshoring-manufacturing-covid/
 
Description Research to assess possibility of producing healthcare products like PPE at point of need 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Press release from UWE promoting the RiHN Deployed Operations Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description RiHN Funding Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RiHN held its first funding webinar on the 17th September 2020 with +70 participants attending. The participants represented over 27 different higher education organisations and a few industry/public sector members.

We aimed to provide potential applicants with an overview of the funding competition and an opportunity to ask questions about the research themes and application process. We invited UK researchers to actively engage with us, learn more about our aims and how we are collaborating with stakeholders in the deployed medical care ecosystem.

The outcome of this webinar was a high request for application documentation, building on our RiHN membership base to 250 members and later on, we received 22 applications from attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rihn-research-funding-qa-webinar-tickets-117407211129#
 
Description Stakeholder engagement with Ministry of Defence staff involved in procurement, support, innovation and military medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shared insights and documents from our research programme to help advance the advanced manufacturing innovation adoption agenda within the Ministry of Defence. Also sought to establish research collaboration opportunities for the programme and our funded feasibility studies, facilitating linkages between our respective teams. This will also lead to joint-analysis and opportunities for shaping funding strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description The Future Factory (February 24th, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog by Dr Sam roscoe, Co-I on RDM in Deployed Operations Network Plus on Supply Chain 4.0 and how emerging technologies are reconfiguring global supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thefuturefactory.com/blog/41
 
Description The Guardian (May 10th, 2020) Drug manufacturing must be brought to UK, NHS bosses and charities tell MPs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article in The Guardian where Dr Sam Roscoe,Co-I of RDM in Deployed Operations, building on findings of a feasibility study funded by RiHN Academics calls a "major structural change in supply chains".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/10/bring-drug-manufacturing-to-uk-nhs-mps?CMP=Share_iO...
 
Description UK Trade Policy Observatory (March 24th, 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Guest blog by Dr Sam Roscoe On Covid-19 Supply Chain Issues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/uktpo/2020/03/24/covid-19-and-two-key-supply-chains/