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.

#GiveaBreathChallenge – shortlist for PoC phase announced! 
We are happy that so many teams from all over the world responded to our call for ideas. The jury has selected the most promising solutions for the next stage. Seven teams made it onto the #shortlist. They will now transform their designs into scalable solutions by July, when the winners of the challenges will be chosen. The way has been paved for easily and quickly manufacturable ventilator systems to combat the consequences of an COVID-19 infection where needed most.  
Initiators of the GiveaBreathChallenge Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Munich Re feel honoured to be able to provide the best possible support for feasible ideas and help them on their way. 
 
We would like to thank every team that participated. 

Read more:  Give a Breath - Landing Page  

The challenge

Timeline

 
29.04

Jury: Announcement of Nominees for Phase III

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May -
June

Elaboration and optimisation of the solutions. Production of prototypes and validation

Build up network of realisation partners
July

Announcement of the winners. Planning of pilot projects with global network partners

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August

First deployment in coordination with interested governments possible