The Ventilator Challenge – TTP’s story about innovating at speed (a Cambridge Network event)

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Concerned about an imminent shortfall in hospital equipment, The Government’s Ventilator Challenge launched at the start of the coronavirus outbreak aiming to provide thousands of ventilators to hospitals as the pandemic escalated. Cambridge-based TTP will share with us their role in the challenge, developing a new, rapidly manufacturable ventilator, CoVent in just five weeks.


Date Thursday 22 October 2020 Virus image
Times 11am - 12noon
Venue Online
Organiser Louise Rushworth
Cost Free for Members | £50+VAT for Non-Members

In this webinar we’ll hear about the challenges of inventing at speed.  These included:

  • responding to Government requirements
  • managing risk
  • organising the team
  • establishing supply chains
  • rapid prototype iteration and regulation

all of which had their own challenges.

This is your chance to find out how TTP got involved with the challenge, what it involved for the team and what was learnt in responding to this unique situation. Several UK companies produced 14,000 ventilators in just three months, to end of July, accounting for over a half of all the ventilators now available to the NHS frontline.

We welcome questions to the speakers ahead of the event, please submit your question on the registration form, or if you prefer, email them to


  • Douglas Bradshaw, Head of Medical Devices
  • Edd Stone, Life Science Consultant
  • Dan Strange, Medical Devices Consultant


To attend:



Any Cambridge Network member may attend free of charge (check for membership in our Directory). Click on Book Now, then click the login link on the next page to receive your member discount. Alternatively, please drop an email and she will book you on.


Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £50+VAT, please register by clicking Book Now!

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October 22nd, 2020 11:00 AM   to   12:00 PM
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