Who We Are


The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA-funded pediatric medical device accelerator centered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the University of Southern California (USC). Established in 2011, first funded by the FDA in 2013, and funded again in 2018 CTIP promotes the commercialization and clinical use of pediatric medical device technology.

CTIP addresses the most important components necessary for pediatric device innovation: simultaneously engaging clinicians, engineers, designers, regulators, hospital administrators, patients and the business and investment community in the process of assessment and development of technology.

Our collaborators bring along their impressive track record of clinical expertise, engineering, tech transfer, and commercialization. CTIP is a network of children’s hospitals, academic institutions, accelerators and incubators across the West Coast to support concepts on the road to commercialization.

About CTIP


Move pediatric medtech forward, no matter how small or large the step, through non-dilutive funding


Leverage our national network of experts and multi-disciplinary stakeholders to identify and foster promising pediatric medical devices


Narrow the health gap faced by children by championing innovation in pediatric medical devices