UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Coverage of our story

Find out more about our story by listening, watching and reading some its coverage.

The project has received widespread global coverage since the device's development was announced on Monday 30 March. UCL was also name-checked three times that week at the No. 10 Daily Covid-19 briefings to the press. 

We released our first announcement on Monday 30 March on the development of the device and its regulatory approval (read in full here) and our second announcement on Wednesday 1 April to welcome the news that the UK government will order up to 10,000 to be delivered to NHS hospitals (read in full here). On Monday 6 April our third announcement celebrated the production and dispatch of the CPAP devices across the country, and the release of design and manufacturing instructions for free international use. 

There has been over 2,000 global news articles about the UCL Ventura project and we have been featured in a range of international communications campaigns. 

Some of the coverage can be accessed here:

Read: BBC NewsMore: Mail OnlineExpressMetroGuardianTelegraph (£)Times (£)ScotsmanIndependentAl JazeeraSky NewsITV NewsBloombergMirrorSunStarHuffington PostNew York PostEvening Standardi NewsTop GearSky SportsESPNCNNFox NewsNewsweekForbesThe National (UAE)Gulf NewsStraits TimesChannel News AsiaArab NewsJakarta PostFree Malaysia PostMSN NewsMSN News (2)Yahoo! NewsCNN, FTReutersMail Online (2)Mail Online (3)Mail Online (4)Metro (2)i News (2)New ScientistIrish NewsCity A.M.BMJMirror (2)GQUniladThe South AfricanSunday Times DrivingTalkSportThe WeekThe TabGuardian (2)Times (2) (£)Telegraph (2) (£)Guardian (3)Express (2)Express (3)UCL NewsListen: BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme (from 53 mins 58 secs)Watch: BBC One’s ‘BBC Breakfast’ (from 1 hr 10 mins)ITV’s ‘Teatime News’ (from 10 mins 43 secs)BBC One’s ‘News at Six’ (from 13 mins 48 secs), The Sunday TimesBBC NewsMail OnlineITV NewsEvening StandardSky NewsYahoo! NewsConversationi NewsMirrorTimes (£)FT (£)ITV News (2)Conversation (2)FT (£) (2)La Vanguardia (Spain)El Diario (Spain), La Prensa Panama (Panama)TNW (Netherlands), NaturePikiran Rakyat (Indonesia), Folha de Pernambuco (Brazil), De Standaard (Belgium), Clarin (Argentina), Caracol Radio (Colombia), Kumparan (Indonesia), Scroll (India), Scroll 2 (India), Excelsior (Mexico)Listen: BBC Radio 2’s ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ (from 2 hours 1 min 40 secs)BBC Radio 5’s ‘Geoff Lloyd Show’ (from 1 hour 1 min 10 secs)BBC Radio 5’s ‘5 Live Drive’ (from 1 min 43 secs)BBC World Service’s ‘Newsroom’ (from 19 mins 55 secs)BBC Radio 4’s ‘Six O’ Clock News’ (from 16 mins 50 secs)BBC News at 10 (from 16 mins 55 secs)BBC News at 6 (from 15 mins).

UCL Ventura has also been featured in numerous other campaigns including Royal Academy of Engineering ‘COVID-19 Engineering a resilient Feature’, UK government’s ‘Great Inspirations’ initiative, National centre for Universities and Business ‘Showcasing Collaboration: Collaboration in Crisis’, Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s campaign on UK’s COVID-19 response and Department for International Trade for Latin America & the Caribbean’s social media campaigns, including this recent video from the embassy in Ecuador. The project has also contributed to policy discussion including the UK government’s report on The 4th Industrial Revolution's Response to COVID19(p42-43).


Media contacts

UCL Media lead: Kate Corry, k.corry@ucl.ac.uk 

Communications lead: Georgina Cade, g.cade@ucl.ac.uk