Design + Innovation in the Time of Coronavirus

Inspiring stories of ingenuity in the time of COVID-19 from our team and colleagues at PA Consulting.
 

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Airora indoor air decontamination combats airborne viruses and bacteria

 
Together with our colleagues from PA Consulting, Designers at Essential have teamed up with Hydroxyl Technologies to bring their patented air decontamination technology to market. We see major potential for Airora to reduce the likelihood of infection and disease transmission in indoor spaces like hospitals, schools, and offices.
 
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Lockdown Unlocked: Shopping & Retail    

 
Our colleagues at Sparkler have launched a multi-part study delivering live insights from inside the lockdown. In the latest installment, and as many of the nations’ shops and stores shut their doors for the time being, they’re investigating how people’s shopping behaviors, attitudes, and needs are changing during this extraordinary time.
 
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COVID-19: Our Chance to Reimagine Transport                    

 
While many of us are homebound and isolated, and with many transportation modes out of service, global transport leaders have space to rethink the future. This is a chance to define a new era of aviation, road, rail that is cleaner, more efficient, and passenger-centric transportation. Read the PA report to find out more.                                   
 
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A Framework for Making Breakthrough Impact on the SDGs Through Innovation

 
Companies are addressing the most important economic, social, environmental and governance challenges of our time. To help, PA has created a toolkit for leveraging disruptive technologies and new business models to build the breakthrough solutions required to progress the SDGs.                          
 
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MadLibs to Flatten the Curve: a Social Media Tool to Spark WHO Donations

 
Essential responded to the United Nations’ call for creative ideas to help raise critical funds for the World Health Organization. Our submission – a bite-sized social media tool – creates playful opportunities for anyone to make small contributions to the WHO’s relief efforts.                                    
 
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Regearing Factories to Build Ventilators for NHS

 
PA Consulting has been leading a combined effort in the UK to retool manufacturing plants to produce desperately needed ventilators faster. Top companies in engineering, the automotive sector and aerospace already are repurposing their technologies to make components.                                   
 
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Clinician-To-Hospital Matching Platform Responds to COVID-19 Hotspots    

 
In response to hospital staffing shortages, PA Consulting joined efforts with the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) to design a platform that would quickly match hospitals with qualified medical staff. The Clinician Matching Network platform is now in use across the US.
 
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Coronavirus and the Innovation Economy                        

 
In the latest episode of the Sport Lifestyle Podcast, Essential’s Chief Growth Officer, David Knies, was interviewed about the insights, trends and ingenuity that our teams at Essential and PA Consulting are seeing as the global Innovation Economy responds to Covid-19. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation.
 
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Here to Help

If there is anything we can do to help you, your team, your customers and/or your company to better deal with the current situation or to accelerate your readiness for post-Quarantine, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. Together with our partners at PA Consulting, we have many new and different resources at our disposal to help.
 
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