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NEPDC Announces 2016 Target Challenge for Pediatric Rehabilitation

The New England Pediatric Device Consortium, in collaboration with the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation of Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT), is hosting its 2016 Target Challenge with a focus on innovative medical devices for pediatric rehabilitation.  This Request for Applications seeks interested submitters for an award of $150,000 in total funding, and up to 200 in-kind hours. Abstracts are due on July 8th. Please see http://www.nepdc.org/challenge.html and the attached documents for details.

Location change for Tuesday PDC Meetings for Spring

Beginning tomorrow, March 29th, the Tuesday 4-5pm PDC meetings will take place in Mission Hall room 2105.

The street address is 550 16th Street, and the building entrance is on 4th Street. When you enter the building, take the open staircase on the right-hand side of the lobby to the second floor. At the top of the stairs, turn left and left again, and room 2105 will be at the end of the hallway.

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Two opportunities for pediatric device projects & startups

2nd Annual Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition at SXSW

Apply by February 5. Visit http://impactpediatrichealth.com to learn more.

The Impact Pediatric Health Startup Pitch Competition is an opportunity for up-and-coming digital health and medical device startups to pitch their innovation to a panel of medical executives and investors during SXSW in Austin, TX on March 14, 2016. Supported by four top-ranked children’s hospitals in the United States, this one-of-a kind competition is a chance for startup CEOs to present how their company is solving the unique healthcare needs of babies, kids, and teens. Each selected finalist will be given approximately three minutes to pitch their startup to audience, followed by several minutes of questions from the emcee and judges panel. At the end of the event, the top companies will be announced and a cash prize will be awarded. Last year this event introduced participants to new hospital clients, to new venture capital, and to a few - a working relationship with billionaire Mark Cuban.

Philadelphia PDC Funding Opportunity 

Apply by February 11. Visit http://www.phillypediatricmeddevice.org/funding-new for details.

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) is pleased to announce its third annual Request for Applications for funds to support the development of pediatric medical devices. This competitive program is an opportunity for the scientific and business community, including entrepreneurs, clinicians, businesses, academic researchers, and medical, science, and engineering students, to develop and commercialize pediatric medical devices. This year, $100,000 is available for pediatric medical device projects. The maximum project budget is $50,000.