Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals: Pediatric Device Accelerator

Win up to $50k in seed funding, prototyping support & advising!




The UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Accelerator helps drive promising pediatric device ideas towards market availability for patient benefit. Academic, business, or independent innovators based in the United States are invited to apply.



  • Up to $50,000 per project ($250,000 available)
  • Advising, prototyping support, and commercialization coaching by the UCSF-Stanford PDC and industry partners


  • Application deadline: February 8, 2019, 5:00 PM PST
  • Finalists announced: February 15, 2019
  • Pitch competition: March 29, 2019


  • Innovator with a promising pediatric device idea that meets FDA definition of a medical device willing to invest the time to work with the UCSF-Stanford PDC and its advisors to develop idea into a marketable product
  • Based in the United States
  • Available to present at pitch competition in Palo Alto, CA on March 29, 2019
  • Project that has not been funded by another FDA-funded Pediatric Device Consortium within the last calendar year




PPDC Sponsored Project Proposals

The PPDC is no longer accepting White Paper Applications for the 2018-19 Round of its Sponsored Project Proposals. Applicants will be contacted via email with further detail.

The PPDC still accepts applications on a rolling basis for in-kind services and advisory assistance. If interested, please sign up for a free membership and contact Joshua Dienstman, PPDC Project Manager, at