The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation is offering two $50,000 awards for the best proposals from inventors who have created medical devices that address significant yet unmet needs among pediatric patients while the devices lend themselves to commercialization.
The new products can be designed specifically for children while others can be borrowed from adult applications or produced for more general use. Ideally, the projects should be beyond the prototype phase.
Written proposals must be submitted by Sept. 15 with finalists notified Sept. 28 to make their presentations in Washington, D.C., at the annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium Children’s Need Must Drive Market Speed on Oct. 23. More details are at www.pediatric-surgery-symposium.org/prizes.