Startups Unveil Tech to Fight Coronavirus; the Challenge May Be Getting Enough Engineers

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Tech companies big and small are pivoting to join the fight against the new coronavirus. Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif., a fuel cell manufacturer, is repairing and servicing ventilators. British vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson created its own ventilator design and aims to move quickly into large-scale production. Cloud service providers are throwing cycles at the crisis.

The tech world has no shortage of ideas, energy, and even cash. The main bump on the road to building new technology that can address the virus might be a shortage of engineering talent.

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