We are delighted to have made the shortlist for the Collaborate to Innovate Awards 2020, a celebration of the very best in UK collaborations & innovations in engineering over the past year.
JFD has been shortlisted in the Healthcare & Medical category for our InVicto™ ventilator. Created in response to the UK government’s ventilator challenge in 2020, we are very proud of this innovative product and our shortlisting in this category is a testament to the product.
Whilst the project was initiated by JFD, collaboration was instrumental given that a number of technology gaps were identified and time was of the essence. In order to utilise experts from a range of fields to create the ventilator, a consortium value chain was created which was initially based on skill sets and then matured into specific organisations. These were JFD Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Angus 3D Solutions, MDU, Narayana Health and Innovhealth.
The InVicto™ ventilator is more advanced than CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) systems. The InVicto™ system can support global healthcare services by reducing pressure on intensive care unit (ICU) facilities, helping to save lives as the virus continues to peak in many countries.
Now in its fifth year, the Collaborate to Innovate Awards was established to uncover and celebrate some of the UK’s most innovative and inspiring examples of technology-led engineering collaboration across a range of different disciplines and sectors. In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many sectors of the economy grinding to halt, this year’s shortlist – arguably one of the strongest in the competition’s history – provides gratifying evidence that the UK’s culture of innovation and appetite for collaboration is alive and well.
The winners of this year’s awards will be revealed during Collaborate To Innovate Week, a special week-long programme of virtual festivities that will be hosted on The Engineer’s website from 1-5 February. You can find out about the finalists using the link: https://awards.theengineer.co.uk/finalists
Keep an eye on The Engineer newsletters and website for more details and to find out how you can get involved!