This platform is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Bioindustry Association, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association and the Royal College of Pathologists. 

We are seeking new and novel solutions to help deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April.

We have set four challenges. Please add your solutions, ideas, comments and any other responses to these challenges.


Every idea will be evaluated by our specialists and you will be informed why we won’t progress your idea at this point or to begin collaborating bringing your idea to life with you as partners. Together we’ll realise ground breaking opportunities in our effort to beat Covid-19.

We have set this up as an open platform so we can share and build on each other’s experiences and ideas. We hope that you will add to the content of this platform in that spirit. You can register to contribute in seconds, either with your email address or by signing in with your social media account (Twitter, Facebook, Google or LinkedIn). If you would prefer to put your idea forward confidentially to the closed part of this website, you can do this too by clicking on the ‘Private Submission’ tab at the top of the page.

Please tell other people who might be able to contribute to these solutions about the platform. You can tweet about it using the hashtag #TestingMethods2020.