The Industry Capability Network (ICN) has received more than 600 expressions of interest at its COVID-19 Response Portal in just four weeks since its launch.

The COVID-19 Response Portal was launched on 23 March to help businesses keep the supply chain wheels turning during the coronavirus pandemic. As well as more than 600 expressions of interest submitted, the site has recorded over 12,900 page views, with more than 600 new suppliers registered on ICN Gateway.

COVID-19 has had enormous impacts on not only the health and safety of Australians, but the businesses and supply chains that keep our country running. From the very beginning of the COVID-19 threat, ICN has been monitoring the situation closely and preparing response actions for its subscribers. Through the COVID-19 Response Portal, ICN is assisting governments to identify businesses with transferable technologies to extend their capability, retool and scale up to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) and other priority health equipment.

“We are working hard to help small businesses become a part of the solution” said Warren Jansen, Executive Director at ICN.

ICN provides a vital link between Australian and New Zealand companies and the projects that ensure their ongoing prosperity – delivering more than $30 billion in contracts across over 30 years of support. ICN has industry advisers on the ground assisting all levels of government that are actively identifying suppliers with the capability and capacity to manufacture and/or supply PPE equipment and other essential COVID-19 products and services.

To visit the ICN COVID-19 Response Portal, go to: