UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


UCL Ventura nominated for HSJ Awards 2020

18 November 2020

The team are nominated in the category 'Acute Sector Innovation of the Year'.


UCL and UCLH Foundation Trust are shortlisted for the 40th Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, the most esteemed accolades of healthcare service excellence in the UK.

The UCL Ventura team are nominated for their work developing the UCL Ventura CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device which helps coronavirus patients breathe more easily, and keep them out of intensive care. UCL Ventura is an interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers from UCL, doctors from UCLH and industry partners Mercedes Formula 1. 

The devices are being used in over 130 NHS hospitals and the designs are freely available for international use. Several teams across the globe have obtained regulatory approval to use make and use the devices in their own countries, including Australia, the Philippines, India and Pakistan. 

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 21 March 2021. All the finalists are invited to give a presentation to the judging panel, who will make their final decision. 

Congratulations to the team and the other finalists!

View the full shortlist