The purpose of the event is to recognize and provide exposure, counsel, and potential financial support (from prizes or hospital product evaluation) to accelerate the concept to clinical use and patient impact. The event also serves to encourage collaboration amongst leading pediatric healthcare organizations, financing vehicles, foundations, industry, and innovators, fostering an environment where good ideas are developed and made accessible, significantly impacting the lives of children across the country. As a result of this collaboration, our desired outcome is that leading institutions will advocate for and enable innovation in the pediatric space, helping providers, payers, patients, and families effectively tackle some of the greatest challenges in pediatric healthcare.
The pediatric collaboration at SXSW Interactive serves to identify and showcase new technologies, advocate and raise awareness for pediatric innovation, and further build an elite leadership nucleus for future opportunities. We’re looking for amazing innovations in the following categories:
Health Disparities (NEW for 2019)
* (NEW for 2019) In partnership with the Southwest National Pediatric Device Consortium (SWPDC.org), annual pediatric medical device awards have been added to the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch competition. Up to $100,000 in awards are available to support the advancement and commercialization of novel pediatric medical devices. Eligible devices must be FDA-regulated medical devices with a pediatric indication (0 – 21 years of age) Questions can be directed to Chester Koh, MD or Kara Toman, MPH, at SouthwestPDC@BCM.edu