Monday 03 August 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* Scotland chooses NearForm’s contact tracing tech

NearForm logoAt the end of last week the Scottish Government revealed it has commenced development of a contact tracing app to support NHS Scotland’s COVID-19 Test and Protect system. The announcement confirmed Scotland has become the latest country to adopt the app technology developed by Irish digital solutions business NearForm. It follows the announcement earlier in the week that Northern Ireland had become the first part of the UK to release a contact tracing app when its StopCOVID NI app, also based on NearForms technology, went live.

UKHotViews Premium logoNearForm was founded by CEO Cian Ó Maidín in Tramore, County Waterford, in 2011. It employs around 100 people and had a turnover of €18m in 2018. The company has developed an impressive list of clients since it was established, but it is through its work with the Health Service Executive (HSE)—the organisation responsible for public health and social care services in Ireland—to develop a contact tracing app for Ireland that it has gained significant publicity around the world.

TechMarketView subscribers, including those signed up to UKHotViewsPremium can find out more about how the app was developed and the growing interest in the technology here. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and much more.

Posted by Dale Peters at '13:48' - Tagged: scotland   ireland   development   app   northern+ireland   healthcare   covid-19