Call for Proposals for Medical Device and Health Technology Development Projects
Penn Health-Tech and the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation invite faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to submit proposals for pilot funding through the Health-Tech Design and Development program. The goal of this funding is to support the development of medical device and health technology projects that address important unmet medical needs and/or the translation of the technology (e.g., commercialization, licensing agreement, start-up formation). Pilot funded projects can include early-stage technologies that do not yet qualify for support by federal agencies through later-stage technologies that are not yet mature enough for private investment. Proposals that cross departments and schools and promote sharing expertise are strongly encouraged.
Participating teams receive:
- Funding: up to $50K*
- Hands-on advising to support development and achieve proof of concept
- Access to industry experts and complementary programs to assist with engineering and design, manufacturing, regulatory guidance, quality systems, and marketing
*The Idea Prize is eligible for funding up to $80K.
For full details, visit https://healthtech.upenn.edu/call-for-proposals/
Health-Tech Design & Development
The Health-Tech Design and Development program empowers faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine to develop and commercialize medical devices and health technologies to advance health and health care. The program is co-sponsored by Penn Health-Tech and the Acceleration Lab at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Participating teams receive funding, hands-on advising to support the development and achieve proof of concept, and access to industry experts and complementary programs to assist with engineering and design, manufacturing, regulatory guidance, quality systems, and marketing.
How to Apply
Register for a SurveyMonkey account using your University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia email address.
- Verify your email address to make sure you receive application updates and notifications.
- Fill out the application in its entirety before the application deadline: Tuesday, April 6th at 5:00pm EST.
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