UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Accelerator

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The UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Accelerator combines up to $50,000 in seed funding with customized product development and commercialization advising from experienced innovators and industry leaders to help drive promising pediatric device ideas towards market availability for patient benefit.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: February 8, 2019, 5:00 PM PST

  • Finalists notified: February 15, 2019

  • Pitch competition: March 29, 2019


  • The program is open to academic, business, or independent innovators with a promising pediatric device idea at any stage of development that, if accepted, is willing to invest the necessary time to work with the UCSF-Stanford PDC and its advisors to develop their idea into a marketable product. Selected finalists must be available to present at our pitch competition in Palo Alto, CA on Friday, March 29.

  • The device must meet the FDA definition of a medical device and must be intended for use in the pediatric population (birth to 21).

  • Projects that have been funded by another FDA-funded Pediatric Device Consortium within the past calendar year are not eligible. Funding status will be confirmed prior to finalist notification.

  • Applicants must be based in the United States.


  • Up to $50,000 per project (a total of $300,000 available)

  • Advising, prototyping support, and commercialization coaching by the UCSF-Stanford PDC and industry partners

Review Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on the following:

  • Unmet clinical need

  • Technical feasibility

  • Value proposition

  • Customer understanding

  • Project team