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The New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) is a non-profit foundation supported by the FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) to promote commercialization of safe and effective technologies for pediatric clinical care. NEPDC accelerates commercialization by connecting innovators with an extensive network of clinicians, researchers, technologists, and business development specialists located at institutions throughout New England. Through our Seed Award program, NEPDC evaluates product concepts across the commercialization spectrum, from ideas to near-to-market devices, and provides rapid and targeted assistance to innovators seeking to address the needs of children suffering from disease or disabilities.

NEPDC Awards

NEPDC offers financial, technical, business, and regulatory support to assist innovators with development and commercialization of pediatric devices. Awards are issued in two phases:
•Pre-Seed Awards: 40 hours of NEPDC resource assistance and up to $10,000 in discretionary funding over a 3 – 9 month project cycle.
•Seed Awards (requires successful completion of Pre-Seed Award): 200 hours of NEPDC resource assistance and up to $50,000 in discretionary funding over a 12 – 18 month project cycle.

To be considered for a NEPDC award, proposals must present a plan of work that will result in either a fully commercialized product or output (e.g. preliminary data, design prototype, business plan) that can then be leveraged for follow-on funding opportunities (federal and/or public sources). NEPDC encourages active participation and co-funding from alternative sources to insure the funds provided are available for hard costs of supplies, materials, and consultant support.

Submission Assistance

If you have any questions while preparing your grant application, please contact the NEPDC Project Administrator at