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COVID-19 ventilator challenge

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A new international online challenge has been launched to accelerate the production of ‘easy-to-build ventilators’ to treat COVID-19. Spearheaded by Ennomotive and a host of international partners, the non-profit online competition is backed by a worldwide network of 20,000 engineers.

Demand for ventilators is sky-high, and rising, so solutions are desperately needed – and fast. Ennomotive will fund prototypes at the next stage, with the first deadline for submissions 25 March.

This online challenge is open worldwide to any engineering professional, company, tech center, maker or scholar from different industries and technical backgrounds that want to propose a solution for this challenge. The final goal is to make a key contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ennomotive said in a statement today. “Based on its experience, Ennomotive has chosen to focus on solutions that can adapt or reuse widely used standard industrial components or that use other easy-to-access and universal everyday-life elements.”

Go to the online challenge website to enter.

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