Bruce Jette, acquisition chief at the U.S. Army and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has instructed a military program team to seek approaches to mass produce ventilators amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a prize competition.
The service branch said Thursday that any domestic business can propose concepts on how to simplify the process of manufacturing ventilation machines to support coronavirus response efforts.
The Army’s Expeditionary Technology Search program team will select offerors that will receive $5,000 and present technology ideas to a panel of judges through a virtual platform.
Panelists will then narrow down the list of developers for the prototyping phase with the award of up to $100,000 in cash prizes. The branch added it may issue follow-on contracts for select participants to produce and deploy additional ventilators.
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