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.
Let’s move forward, let’s save lives!