OTTAWA (August 27, 2020) – The McGill Engine Centre (https://www.mcgill.ca/engine/) out of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University, is joining forces with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to launch Phase 2 of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge: MADE for All!
The goal is to turn the three winning ventilator designs from Phase 1 of the Code Life Ventilator Challenge into low-cost manufacturing packages. The race is on to finalize and ready those designs for manufacture!
“Nearly 1 of 4 manufacturers have scaled up or retooled their operations to build products and components necessary to help in the fight against COVID-19. This is a great opportunity for them to extend their contribution while also promoting the manufacturing sector to Canada’s youth, as labour and skills shortages are holding back manufacturing, and by extension, Canada’s economic prosperity.” said Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters President & CEO Dennis Darby.
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Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.