A group of Australian businesses are working together to produce ventilators needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Victoria-based company Grey Innovation is leading the consortium of businesses under the ‘Notus Emergency Invasive Ventilator Program’.
The consortium includes engineering and manufacturing businesses across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia such as Bosch Australia and New Zealand, ANCA, Braemac, Hosico, Marand and Planet Innovation. Around 24 more businesses are yet to confirm their involvement.
Earlier in April, Grey Innovation secured $31.1 million from the federal government to build 2000 ventilators. It also received $500,000 from the Victorian government for its feasibility stage and an extra 2000 ventilators. On top of this, Grey Innovation has support from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, a non-profit organisation which aims to make Australia’s manufacturing sector more competitive.
“Victoria’s high concentration of engineering and manufacturing companies means we’re well placed to develop the ventilators quickly, and Grey Innovation is proud to be leading the effort,” Grey Innovation Executive Chair Jefferson Harcourt said in a statement.
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Sharon Masige, Business Insider Australia