QU launches tech competition to fight COVID-19 Apr 06, 2020 0 1564 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQatar University’s College of Engineering on Sunday launched a competition to harnesses technology and innovation to design engineering solutions to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Titled “Global Virtual Design and Innovation Competition – Coronacvirus (COVID-19)”, the competition will be held under the slogan “Reengineering the future of healthcare and improving life-impact design”.The competition includes several categories such as designing mobile applications for coronavirus mitigation, non-chemical disinfection devices and tools such as ventilation valves, breathing filters and masks using 3D technology.Designing smart, affordable and mobile buildings that can be assembled quickly into a field hospital to accommodate infected patients are also part of the competition.Entries for the competition can be submitted until June 24. The winners will be announced on September 24, 2020, which will be followed by an international virtual exhibition on October 20.The entries are open in six official languages of the United Nations — English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.Design is required to be original work, in which an individual or an integrated team can participate in, and that the idea is technology-inspired, supports sustainable innovation, and is scalable.The university said the competition comes in the context of the urgent need to develop the industry of scientific and medical technologies to respond to the challenge of the coronavirus and in light of expectations that large number people around the world will be infected with the virus, which increases the pressure on health systems in various countries. RELATED ARTICLES Ashghal opens new underpass and bridge at Mesaimeer Interchange Apr 06, 2020 0 456 14 more recover from virus; 279 new cases detected Apr 06, 2020 0 2254 QDB launches programme to support affected companies Apr 06, 2020 0 1267 COVID-19 awareness among workers The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has launched a campaign to raise awareness among workers to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The campaign includes .. ‘If COVID-19 measures work, life will return to normal in four weeks’ Tribune News Network Doha It will take at least four weeks to return to some kind of normalcy if the measures to contain the spread of coronavirus yield positive results, a top health official said on Sunday. “Four weeks is .. Coronavirus cases set to stabilise soon, says official Tribune News Network Doha The number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported daily is likely to start stabilising soon, a top health official has said. “There are several reasons for the rise in new coronavirus .. FM, Lebanon FM discuss ways to beat COVID-19 QNA Doha Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani on Sunday received a phone call from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Lebanese Republic Nassif ..