The Consortium is led by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center (SZI) and the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering (UMD-Clark). It is built on focused commitment for collaboration and innovation in pediatric device development. This organizational structure provides critical mass for clinical, regulatory, business, scientific, and engineering expertise, as well as geographical proximity of only six miles. A good number of SZI faculty hold academic appointments at UMD-Clark. SZI has granted affiliated membership to selected UMD-Clark faculty. While SZI and UMD-Clark will serve as the leader of NCC-PDI, the Consortium will consist of an impressive number of nonprofit and for-profit partners that add a wealth of experience in pediatric device development. The following entities act as the backbone for NCC-PDI and will provide a strong foundation and critical mass in pediatric device development.