COVID-19 Ventilator Challenge

Collaborate to share 200,000$ prize

Code Life Ventilator Challenge is offering 200,000$ for the best Ventilator design. Many compete to win this challenge. Why engage in a rat race when we can all collaborate to produce the best possible design, remixing everything that has been already proposed and rewarding those who have already generated good ideas and prototypes?

COVID-19 Ventilator design proposal


Digital collaboration environment

  • Everything you want to do, start here and follow the links.
  • Go to the working doc and see how work is advancing. Finds tasks in there to take, propose new tasks. Follow the methodology.
  • Log your contributions in the NRP-CAS - you'll need access, ask Tibi.
  • Use Discord to chat


method for online hackathons or unconferences

Planning and contribution accounting

3D printing

A crowdsourced list of 3D printing facilities.

Governance - {under construction}

more on Governance page
PROJECTS are seen as COLLABORATIVE VENTURES, which are TRANSPARENT (anyone has access to the information that they produce) and OPEN (anyone can participate). They only produce PRODUCTS and services based on OPEN SOURCE knowledge or technology. PROJECTS have a CUSTODIAN that represents them legally and acts as a trust for their tangible assets. PROJECTS can have multiple EXCHANGE FIRMS, which are commercial entities that move products and services developed by PROJECTS on the MARKET. EXCHANGE FIRMS oblige themselves by contract with the CUSTODIAN to share PROFIT with all contributors to PROJECTS, from which they commercialize PRODUCTS.

Open Project governance document

[Instruction: link to governance doc, use template to create governance - delete this after]

Organisational context

  • Network/Community: Sensorica
  • Custodian: CAKE
  • Exchange firm: non (non-commercial project)


  • Custodian Agreement [provide link]
  • Exchange firm Agreement [provide link]
  • Project Governance Template [provide link]