UQ ventilator design hackathon puts engineers to work

20 Apr 2020

A mission to design ventilators that could serve COVID-19 patients has brought together 200 bright engineers and their students at The University of Queensland.

The UQ Ventilator Design Hackathon has tasked the students and their mentors to design a variety of ventilator components that could be manufactured locally within an emergency time frame. 

L-R - Giordano Masnata, Isabelle Fleming, Mitchell Davis and Mitchell Heard. Picture by Mark Calleja

UQ’s Professor Ross McAree said the work engaged students in the broader engineering effort to significantly enhance Queensland’s capability to respond to COVID-19-related ventilator shortages.

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Isabelle Fleming is a current participant in Ventures accelerator program, ilab. She co-founded Koi Pay – removing the friction for Chinese tourists and students when spending in Australia and overseas through the integration of familiar payment mechanisms such as Alipay and WeChat.