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16 March 2020

Government announces call for businesses to help increase the supply of ventilators

Introduced by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Targeted at

Ventilator suppliers and manufacturers


Announced on 16 March 2020

Stated aims

To increase ventilator supply


The government calls on businesses to support the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components in the UK in response to COVID-19 in what is referred to as the 'Ventilator Challenge'. An online government form is available for manufacturers able to support the supply of ventilators or ventilator components. The government also calls on businesses with skills in design/specification, rapid prototyping, contract/product assembly, certification/regulation/testing, logistics, and medical training to support the COVID-19 response.


Gov.uk news story

Gov.uk guidance and support – UK Government Ventilator Challenge