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Funding for Equipment and Logistics

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ”—https://www.agorize.com/en/challenges/code-life-challenge
πŸ’Έ CAN$200k
To design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the COVID patients, in an emergency timeframe.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://medium.com/frontier-technology-livestreaming/frontier-tech-4-covid-action-emerging-market-ventilation-systems-9c818cb46189
DFID Frontier Tech 4 COVID Action: emerging market ventilation system. We are looking for an existing, proven technology that can be rapidly adapted to be built in the UK. The winning technology will be adapted for manufacture and use in the UK through UCL’s Institute for Healthcare Engineering with GDI Hub, and will receive a licensing fee.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/manufacturing-and-covid-19-ways-your-company-could-help/
Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing - list of initiatives which manufacturing organisations can support (mentions this handbook :-))

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://blog.samaltman.com/funding-for-covid-19-projects
Sam Altman Funding for COVID-19 Projects. Looking for startups working on: Producing a lot of ventilators or masks/gowns very quickly.Β  This will require a lot of repurposing and creativity but thankfully is an engineering problem not a scientific one.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.arl.army.mil/xtechsearch/
πŸ“…13 April 2020
xTech COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge

πŸ”—https://www.coventchallenge.com/
CoVent-19 Challenge- An Open Innovation Effort to Design a Rapidly Deployable Mechanical Ventilatort

Funding for Logistics and Setup

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³πŸ”—https://www.covid19responsefund.org/
WHO/UN response fund- raising $675m by April 2020. More detail here.Β 
Build up lab capacity and provide critical supplies such as reagents and tests;

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡³πŸ”—https://www.covid19responsefund.org/
WHO/UN response fund- raising $675m by April 2020. More detail here.Β 
Protect vulnerable patients and frontline health workers through coordination and delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)