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NIHR Global Health-Frontier Tech 4 COVID Action: Ventilation Systems

  Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020 | Funding Deadline

DFID is working with the  Frontier Tech Hub, on a special project to rapidly increase production of frugal innovation ventilators which are vital for treating people with COVID-19 respiratory problems, as state of the art ventilators will take too long to manufacture.

The Tech Hub has launched an urgent call for applications to source existing and proven low-cost ventilator technologies from across the globe, especially emerging markets, that can be rapidly adapted to be manufactured in the UK and save lives around the world.

The winning technology will be adapted for manufacture in the UK by a team at UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering with GDI Hub, and will receive a licensing fee.

To apply, and for the eligibility criteria, please see here:

This is a quick turnaround with tight deadlines:


📄Applications close: 24th of March 2020

🏆Final Selection: 25th of March 2020