Just 19 days ago, on March 21, Openventi, a citizen initiative of professionals from Ecuador and other countries, started a project to manufacture artificial ventilators. Openventi, has reached some initial objectives: definition of technical design and procurement of components; prototype assembly and initial tests with an artificial lung.

At the same time, Openventi has been working on the financing of the project, through two well-defined initiatives: a worldwide crowdfunding campaign and direct contact with investment groups in Ecuador.

Today, we want to announce that we have managed to fully finance the first 200 ventilators. We thank all the contributors who have joined this cause and who we consider to be part of the team.

The total financing at the moment is $ 140,500.00 USD. The next goal is to manufacture a batch of 1000 additional units; to achieve this new goal, the project needs to reach $450,000.00 USD.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all. To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

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Let’s move forward, let’s save lives!

Salvar Vidas Ecuador, a group formed by the civil society of Ecuador to gather resources and efforts in the fight against Covid-19, has joined the Openventi campaign, acquiring 100 artificial ventilators.

As the product passes the relevant certifications, the aforementioned group will support the construction of thousands of more artificial ventilators, which will help Ecuador to continue facing the current situation.

Openventi, thanks to the trust placed by Salvar Vidas Ecuador and commits, in turn, to continue working to achieve the main objective; generate a low-cost, high-quality artificial ventilator that can be used in the short term.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all. To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

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The team in charge of financing the Openventi project considers it of utmost importance to TRANSPARENT all the work being done to manufacture respirators. The voluntary and disinterested contribution of hundreds of people is a valuable resource that we take very seriously and responsibly. For this reason, we have asked the prestigious auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers of Ecuador to be in charge of auditing the movements of the funds raised in the different financing campaigns that Openventi carries out at the moment.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, aware of the importance of the initiative, has agreed to participate as an auditor, a task that will be led by David Real on behalf of said firm. As the financing takes shape, all the amounts contributed will be published.

We thank Roberto Tugendhat for connecting with PwC and Celso Malimpensa, PwC Country Geographic Leader, for accepting our request and joining this cause.

We hope to continue counting on the participation of the general public and with the support of all, to achieve the main objective of the project: “Generate a low-cost, high-quality artificial respirator that can be used in the short term to save lives”.

To support fundraising, you can go to the following link: Crowdfunding.

More about Openventi.