How to Engage

Learn about our tiers of support for pediatric device innovators

 
 

TIer 1. Receive expert feedback

The UCSF-Stanford PDC assists projects on a rolling basis through our weekly Innovators Forum, a lively meeting where device developers share their ideas and receive customized feedback and advising on their projects. For attendees or presenters located outside of the Bay Area, video conferences may be arranged.

 
 

 

Tier 2. Get personalized coaching & advising

Tier 1 projects that demonstrate a strong value premise & market opportunity are eligible to receive in-depth advising assistance and/or Stanford Biodesign coaching. Services at this stage include up to 8 hours of assistance with:

  • Value analysis

  • Regulatory & reimbursement strategy

  • Patenting / intellectual property

  • Preclinical / clinical study design

  • Manufacturing planning

  • Identifying / validating the clinical need

  • Technology validation

  • Rapid prototyping

  • Market landscape analysis

  • Supply chain entry

 

Biodesign Coaching

Stanford Biodesign coaching provides a unique opportunity to obtain weekly feedback and mentorship on a high level through all the facets of medical device innovation for the duration of a month. The Biodesign subject matter expert and coach will consult with teams on various aspects of their plans, from validating their real-world medical need to planning for the various steps of product implementation into patient care (e.g. value, intellectual property, regulation, reimbursement, commercialization). This type of coaching is particularly helpful for early stage ideas, projects or companies that are looking to become ''pitch-ready'' for investors and business competitions.

 
Stanford Biodesign coaching  provides a unique opportunity to obtain weekly feedback and mentorship on a high level through all the facets of medical device innovation for the duration of a month. The Biodesign subject matter expert and coach will consult with the teams on various aspects of their plans from validating their real-world medical need to planning of health technology product implementation into patient care (covering e.g., value, intellectual property, regulation, reimbursement, commercialization). This type of coaching is particularly helpful for early stage ideas, projects or companies that are looking to become ''pitch-ready'' for investors and business competitions.