UCSF Otolaryngology Innovation Center


The UCSF Otolaryngology Innovation Center is a collaborative group of healthcare professionals, scientists, and entrepreneurs focused on developing innovative health technology, with a special emphasis on otolaryngology. Our mission is to drive the development of healthcare devices and digital health solutions that address critical unmet needs in the clinical field. Our experts lead the way at the intersection of otolaryngology, research, and computer science. The Center also initiates programs to foster innovation and encourage collaboration among academic institutions, industry leaders, and policymakers to facilitate successful clinical adoption.

Value Experience:

We educate and support aspiring innovators by connecting them with leading corporations and organizations in the health technology sector. Our community also promotes collaboration and networking among industry members for clinical trials, focus groups, and investigator-initiated research projects. The Center hosts quarterly meetings and offers seed grants to foster collaboration, innovation, and mentorship. Our events include key guest speakers from the industry and academia, providing members with opportunities for mentorship and professional development.

We assist members in developing commercially viable solutions and enhancing their entrepreneurial and consulting skills. We also help match job opportunities and externships with talented individuals from UCSF. Sponsors have the opportunity to receive direct feedback from end-users and stakeholders in the healthcare system and test their ideas. Our goal is to form a synergistic partnership between UCSF and Silicon Valley to accelerate high-impact technology solutions in otolaryngology for better patient care.

Our offerings include:

  1. Seed grant funding for innovation
  2. Monthly meetings to foster dialogue and the exchange of ideas
  3. Quarterly seminars with guest speakers from faculty and industry
  4. Mentorship and networking opportunities with UCSF faculty and industry experts
  5. Facilitation of relationships with key organizations and institutions, including the Office of Technology Management, UCSF Innovation Ventures, UC Berkeley's Masters of Translational Medicine Program, UC Hastings School of Law, Berkeley Department of Engineering, UCSF Rosenman Institute, Bay Area NSF I-Corp Node, and MedTech venture capital
  6. Assistance with SBIR/STTR grant submissions


Sponsor Packages:

Corporate sponsors have the opportunity to support our innovation curriculum, research initiatives, and thought leadership in health technology innovation. Corporate sponsors will also have increased visibility to UCSF innovators and clinicians through our website, newsletters, announcements, and event materials. Sponsorship packages include:

Seed-Grant Sponsor: $5,000 (industry sponsor can decide topics of interest)

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000+

Gold Sponsor - $3,000-$4,999

Silver Sponsor - $2,000-$2,999

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000-$1,999

Friends - <$1,000



UCSF Innovation Ventures: https://innovation.ucsf.edu/ 

SBIR/STTR: https://www.sbir.gov/

UC Berkeley Life Science Entrepreneurship Center: https://lsec.berkeley.edu/


Contact Us:

Please email us at [email protected] 

Meet our Team