The UCSF PDC supports pediatric device innovators by providing mentorship in clinical needs-finding, technical design, product development, intellectual property and patenting, business development, regulatory strategy, manufacturing, and commercialization. In order for us to best assist you, become a member and tell us more about your needs. We operate under a Membership Agreement, which establishes an environment of trust while encouraging open innovation.

We provide a variety of resources through advising services and informational guides. In addition to the educational resources available on this website, pediatric device innovators may receive assistance through two comprehensive mechanisms:

  • Innovators Forum - Every Tuesday at 4pm, the PDC hosts a lively meeting that serves as a sounding board for new ideas and a venue for the real work developing novel devices. Our forum attracts an incredibly diverse cross section of pediatric clinicians, scientists, engineers, and device industry professionals, including engineering collaborators from nearby universities and industry, tool and prototype makers, product developers, patent lawyers, venture capitalists, and more. If you're interested in presenting a device (at any stage of development) or clinical need, please contact Stacy Kim ( View the schedule of upcoming meetings here.
  • Pediatric Device Accelerator - This program combines up to $50,000 (per awardee) in seed funding with customized advising from experienced innovators and industry leaders to help drive promising pediatric device ideas towards market availability for patient benefit. The annual application process includes a letter of intent, full proposal, and pitch competition. Read about our inaugural Accelerator here.