A Belfast software firm has been chosen to help businesses and individuals to cope with remote and virtual working amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Syndeo Digital Wellbeing Coach, which will be developed in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, will “help people adapt to virtual learning in a way that ensures the best possible levels of mental health and wellbeing”.
The Innovate UK award “recognises the potential of Syndeo’s innovative and ambitious solution that tackles the new educational needs that are emerging in the wake” of Covid-19, the firm says.
“We are proud to have been selected to receive this funding award which recognises the expertise of the Syndeo team and our ability to bring this innovative and unique offering to the market,” Oliver Lennon, Syndeo chief executive said.
“We are excited to work with Oxford Brookes University, assisting the education sector and indeed commercial organisations in adjusting to the new normal as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.
“The education world has been changed by Covid-19 and it is vital that real time solutions are developed to accommodate the new educational reality.”
Dr Christian Ehrlich, Oxford Brookes University, said: “We, here at Oxford Brookes Business School, see the Digital Wellbeing Coach adding great value to those participating in our happiness through goal setting training.
“Beyond the application within this training course the Digital Wellbeing Coach has great potential for a much wider application particularly for those participating in distance learning.”