News & Announcements - April 2018

Engineering for Children's Health Symposium - San Francisco, CA

Join pediatric clinicians, researchers, engineers, basic scientists, and government and industry partners at the 2nd Annual UCSF Engineering for Children's Health Symposium. The event will feature research talks, a panel, design workshop, and keynote by Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Pediatrics and Special Populations at FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

Pediatric Innovation Retreat - Pittsburgh, PA

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018

The McGowan Institute, in collaboration with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, SciVelo, and the Philadelphia Pediatric Device Consortium, is hosting the 2nd Annual Pediatric Innovation Retreat on July 13, 2018 at the William Pitt Union. The program will be comprised of "game changing" technology presentations, translational practicums, a keynote luncheon, and moonshot pitches. The Retreat Planning Committee is seeking abstracts for the following:

  • "Game Changing" Podium Presentation - Groundbreaking technology in your laboratory, clinic, or enterprise with the potential to disrupt the healthcare, life sciences, or pediatric market
  • "Moonshot Idea Pitches" - High-risk, high-reward propositions that have the potential to stimulate ideation and collaboration

See attachment or contact Patrick Cantini ( for more information.

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Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps - San Francisco, CA

Application deadline: May 18, 2018

The NSF Innovation Corps is aimed at training entrepreneurs, building partnerships between academia and industry, and commercializing science and technology. The Bay Area I-Corps is offering an immersive course on three evenings in June. Teams that complete the course and receive instructor endorsement are eligible for the national program and a $50,000 grant. 

See attachment or contact Gino Segre ( for more information.

Intuitive Surgical Research & Educational Grants

Letter of Intent deadline: June 11, 2018

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is accepting applications for grants to further research in the field of surgical robotics. Researchers at non-profit institutions worldwide are eligible to apply for $10,000 - $50,000 of funding per project. 

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