Penn Health-Tech - Grant Opportunity


Dear Colleagues,

Earlier this year, I was very pleased to announce the formation of the Penn Center for Health, Devices, and Technology (Penn Health-Tech), which is uniting Penn’s strengths throughout campus in medicine, engineering, and business to create new technologies and advance research in medical devices and systems. 

Penn Health-Tech is now accepting proposals for technology-based projects which address important healthcare needs.  Please see below guidelines on the online application submission or visit for additional information on networking and collaborative opportunities.

All best,

Jon Epstein, MD

Dear Colleagues,

Penn Health-Tech is excited to announce that they are accepting proposals in the biomedical area for technology-based projects that address important healthcare needs. 

Deadline to submit an application is 11:59pm Friday, September 152017

Penn Health-Tech (PHT) is a campus-wide initiative created with the mission to increase the invention, development, testing, and translation of new health related technologies to improve patient care and quality of life. 

Eligibility:  Principal Investigator must be a full-time employees or students at the University of Pennsylvania or at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Scope: While project proposals will be accepted to meet any clinical need, particular attention for this call will be paid to technologies in the following areas:


  • Digital Health Information Infrastructure
  • Data Science and Data Ecosystem
  • Sensors, Devices and Systems


  • Sensors and diagnostics for Metabolism, Cancer and Immunity
  • Hospital efficiency, quality and safety
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Pediatrics

Pipeline phases:

  • Idea Generation & Vetting
  • Prototyping
  • Proof of Principle Tests
  • Clinical Pilots

In particular, we seek to support projects that can leverage Penn’s combined strengths in Engineering, Penn Medicine & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Proposals that cross departments, schools, and promote sharing expertise are strongly encouraged.  

Budget: Fund from $5K to $50K

Examples of funding support include:

  • Time for investigators
  • Supplies
  • Fabrication costs
  • Services such as prototyping, legal, market analysis, business plan, animal testing, clinical pilots, etc. 

Submission: September 15, 2017

For more Information & To Apply: