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Coronavirus: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

3 April 2020

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat coronavirus?

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against coronavirus.

It can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19. Some ambulance cleaning centres can also be some distance away from their base or hospitals – adding strain and delay on an already busy and pressurised service as the vehicles cannot be used until cleaning is completed.

The competition is running as part of DASA's Open Call for Innovation. Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment and will ideally have wider applicability than just ambulances, which might include, buses, trains, and other blue light services or even in hospital wards/rooms.

Solutions which are mobile, allow ease of operation and maintenance, robust and reliable are of particular interest. Find more information on this DASA competition.

First published 3 April 2020