NEPDC grant awards support the development and commercialization of pediatric devices. Innovators are encouraged to submit proposals in one of two categories:
- Target Challenge – NEPDC has partnered with the pediatric care community to identify key issues currently impacting the lives of children. From this group of identified needs, two key areas are selected each year as the basis for a Target Challenge.
- General Submission – General Submission proposals typically focus on devices that address a clear pediatric need and have developed past the concept stage of design. Applications describing disruptive technologies as well as incremental technology improvements are welcome, as are pediatric technologies that may have limited market size but high potential for improving the life of a child.
All applications are submitted electronically through the NEPDC web-based submission system.