London UK, 21 May 2021: International software and accreditation experts, Accredit Solutions, has completed development of it’s pandemic response and health tracking software, Accredit-GO.
Accredit-GO was awarded a substantial grant by the UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund to help sports clubs, venues and live events reopen their doors and operate in a safe and sustainable manner right around the world.
Cricket Australia has used Accredit GO to successfully run over 160 matches the length and breadth of Australia for their 2021/21 season.
The software has also been rolled out by the National Basketball League, is being trialled by several Premiership Football Teams and was used at the recently televised British Academy Film & Television Awards and the BRIT Awards in London.
Accredit-GO has been developed as an extension of Accredit’s award-winning accreditation and facility management software, to help those responsible for major events comply with local COVID-19 regulations through the collection of health data and documents, and get back to hosting live events in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner.
Those using the software can now ensure their staff and contractors are safe to be in their workspace. They can invite their workforce to securely provide medical and travel information before they attend shifts; submit test results or vaccination documents; implement dynamic rules to assess risk, automate entry permissions and e-passes; manage capacities by controlling access; and implement track and trace by recording exactly who, where and when, someone has been in their space.
“Accredit GO has allowed us to flex our procedures in different states and cities, and adhere to our strict bio-security plan to keep Australian venues safe and covid-free. The ability to collect daily health data via QR code and conduct video inductions before arrival has really delivered a very streamlined accreditation experience for everyone involved.” Says Emily Bartlett, Event Specialist – Hospitality Guest Manager and Systems, Cricket Australia.
COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the global sporting and major events industries, which has essentially stalled a $1.1 trillion industry in its tracks. With venues closed and events cancelled, postponed or running behind closed doors, millions of jobs have been at risk globally, not only for events professionals, but for those in related industries including retail, tourism, infrastructure and hospitality.
Peder Berg, CEO of Accredit Solutions explains further: “Our motivation has been clear – Accredit-GO was built to support the safe return of major sporting and live events, and is being driven by our consultations with clients around the world and their requirements to plan multiple event scenarios, create biosecure bubbles, and to get fans and visitors back into venues.”
Delivered through Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, funding from the £134 million Fund is set to benefit 1,069 of the UK’s greenest, most innovative businesses, who’s ideas can help the country ‘build back better’ by creating new jobs, driving productivity and tackling climate change
“With Innovate UK’s support, we have been able to develop the software, build the client support team and deliver this project at the scale, quality and timeframe needed by our customers. To see the BRIT Awards go ahead earlier this month with a 4,000 strong audience, and know that Accredit GO has played a part in keep those people safe was a momentous occasion for us.” Berg adds.
Further information on the product solutions offered by Accredit Solutions can be found at www.accredit-solutions.com
About Accredit Solutions
Accredit Solutions has helped venue security and event management teams to improve security and operational efficiencies by providing a highly effective way to process accreditation for over six million workers and visitors at some of the best known political, sporting and live events in the world. Built with 15 years of experience, the Accredit platform is one of the world’s most sophisticated, secure and intuitive accreditation platforms on the market today.
For further information contact: Nicola Greenaway-Fuller, Managing Director
About Innovate UK
Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. We connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth. We fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. Our support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation.
For more information visit www.innovateuk.ukri.org