Give a Breath - Challenge

Your ideas help to alleviate the effects of the corona virus.

In the face of the corona crisis Munich Re and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are launching a challenge for the purpose of pooling the most capable minds in order to alleviate the consequences for those heavily affected all around the globe.


Together with you we want to identify the best 3D-printable designs to enable the immediate, decentralised production of emergency ventilation equipment in order to save as many lives as possible.

The challenge

If you or your team have any ground-breaking ideas on how to develop a feasible and digitally distributable blueprint for emergency ventilation equipment (ventilators and consumables like respiratory masks, valves or oxygen tanks) to enable immediate, decentralised production via global 3D-printing or other rapid manufacturing capabilities, please submit them and help to save as many lives as possible.

The equipment to be developed should only be used in states of emergency for the decentralised treatment of non-intensive care COVID-19 patients, in order to reduce demand for hospitalisation. The selected digital blueprints will be provided to governments and states around the world to enable them to start decentralised large scale production wherever it is needed the most.



Applications Open until 6th of April, 07:00 CET

Ideation & Team Building

Jury: Who enters 2nd Phase

Refinement Phase

Jury: Winner Announcement

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PoC Production & Quick Validation

Distribution of Final Designs