Funding Opportunities

PPDC Sponsored Project Proposals

The PPDC 2019-20 Round of Sponsored Project Proposals and Early Stage Device Support is now closed. For notifications on the next round, please sign up for PPDC membership.



Impact Pediatric Health 2020

Applications close January 13th, 2020 at 12 PM

Formerly the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition, the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Event will showcase life-saving innovations in pediatric care and provide one-on-one meetings early stage startups and pediatric hospitals and other partners and investors. Supported by the eight top-ranked children’s hospitals in the United States, this one-of-a-kind showcase is a chance for startup CEOs to present how their company is solving the unique healthcare needs of babies, kids, and teens.

When: March 14th, 2020
Where: SXSW

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Applications close January 13th, 2020 at 12 PM




NCC-PDI now accepting proposals pediatric accelerator and $250K pitch competition!


The deadline to apply is Feb 15th 2020



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: January 31, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
  • Finalists announced: February 14, 2020
  • Pitch competition: March 30, 2020


  • 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 30, 2020
  • Project that has not been funded by another FDA-funded Pediatric Device Consortium within the last calendar year