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A Fife firm has revealed it is working to supply more than 10 million temperature measuring chips, along with other technical supplies, to help in the global fight against coronavirus.

The Courier revealed last month how Semefab in Glenrothes received enquiries from four customers in China for 2.5 million non-contact thermostat measuring chips in the space of just 10 days in the early days of the pandemic.

15 Apr 2020
Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Business, industry and innovation

Dundee & Angus College and Dundee-based Coast Renewables have entered into a partnership to deliver training for the wind turbine sector.
The organisations are hoping to help develop a workforce that will be required for several major upcoming renewables projects.
D&A College will offer the Global Wind Organisations (GWO) basic technical training course which has been designed to greatly increase the number of skilled technicians around the world.

An Aberdeen subsea company has landed a contract to clear the seabed for a major windfarm development.
The team from Oceaneering, based in Dyce, will take on the work for the Moray East Offshore project.
It will clear the seabed route for the scheme in the Moray Firth.

Coronavirus Hardship Funding of £5m for Scottish Students
The Scottish government has announced extra emergency funding for University and College students. A £5m package of emergency financial support is being offered during the Covid-19 crisis. Students will be able to apply to their institutions to access the money, which is being made available straight away. Read more

In true CeeD spirit, our partner and Growth500 content provider, Ethos Consulting have offered up their top tips to help CeeD members while working from home! See attached PDF documents below.

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CeeD member TRTL are pledging to donate 10,000 pairs of compression socks to NHS staff across the UK!

With the current global pandemic affecting lives all over the world, they wanted to give back to nurses who are combating COVID-19 at the front-line and are facing some of the toughest weeks and months of their careers.

The company have currently donated a total of 5,000 of their TRTL Compression Socks to acute nurses in six hospitals across Scotland and now pledge to give away an additional 5,000 to nurses in London

British engineering group @RenishawUK ramps up production of vital ventilator components at its factories in Gloucestershire and South Wales as part of a nationwide effort to help the NHS combat coronavirus #UKmfg #GBmfg

JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, life support equipment and hyperbaric medical equipment to support life-critical applications and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system to support global health systems in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

JFD has responded to the UK Government’s Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator System call to manufacturers, to support the provision of essential medical equipment to the front-line NHS.

Our Partner/Member SCDI have been listening to members to understand the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on members, business, organisation, sector and community or region and looking to harness a collective voice to inform government action.