Here you can find information on now Connected Everything Network members have been responding to the current situation through the lens of Digital Manufacturing:

As part of Connected Everything’s work with other networks, we are running a survey to understand how Covid-19 has impacted on our work.  The link to the survey is here.

DEAS Network+ in conjunction with vHive (a Zoetis/Surrey Univ Centre) are running a hackathon on pet data July 14-17. This is a unique opportunity to develop open data projects to gain exposure, work with highly qualified mentors and improve the lives of companion animals and their owners affected by COVID-19. For more details go to:

The DEAS Network+ is pleased to announce that its call for small research proposals relating to Covid-19 and the charitable/voluntary sector is now open.  Full details can be found on our website

Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy is investigating manufacturing in the current times, especially with regard to the repurposing of manufacturing lines and product type. A number of manufacturers have transitioned to production of alternative products, particularly medical PPEs & other essential equipment. Has your organisation implemented product or process innovation in response to the current situation & if so how? If your organisation had been unable to diversify, what has prevented you in doing so?

Thus, we are seeking responses from both manufacturers who have undergone repurposing and those who have not. Your responses and respondents will remain anonymous.

We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey that explores this question. This should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  Your responses will be analysed and will contribute to an academic journal that will help provide manufacturers and policymakers insight and support required to address repurposing challenges and support effective policy responses. Please see link:

Please do share this survey link with other manufacturing colleagues. For more information about this work contact Dr Okechukwu Okorie, Ph.D, MIET email:

Durham University Business School‘s Centre for Innovation and Technology Management (CITM) have published a report that examines the impact of Covid19 on the supply chains in the North & Midlands of England. Data from 1,739,669 companies shows that supply chains are complex networks and often part of global trade corridors. To see the report go to LinkedIn.

Knowledge Transfer Network has created signposting and updates at: There is also  list of initiatives at

AI3SD Network+ (Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Intelligence for Automated Investigations for Scientific Discovery) has also created a COVID-19 section on their website:

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