8 May, 2020

An Open Innovation Effort to Design a Rapidly Deployable Mechanical Ventilator

The CoVent-19 Challenge is an open innovation 8-week Grand Challenge for engineers, innovators, designers, and makers. We will be launching the Challenge on the GrabCAD Challenges platform on April 1, 2020. We welcome all who are interested to join a two round challenge that aims to create CAD assemblies by May 1, 2020 (Round 1: General Admission) and functional prototypes demonstrating acceptable performance by June 1, 2020 (Round 2: Invitation Only).

Participants will be allowed to submit multiple designs during Round 1, and participants may choose to submit full system designs and/or modules/parts for other teams to integrate into their design. Design briefs, system requirements, detailed team instructions and background information on mechanical ventilation will be provided when we launch on April 1, 2020. Round 2 will be invite-only and invited teams will receive access to additional resources for finalizing their design and creating functional prototypes.

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