The Innovation Council was been meeting monthly since 2019 to create the resources and infrastructure to ensure that the Stanford Department of Surgery maintains its national position as the leader in surgery innovation. Members of the council engage with Stanford and Silicon Valley leaders to encourage innovation in medical device, biotech, digital health and educational innovation. In addition, the Council provides a sounding board to advise faculty about consulting, conflict of interest, industry relationships, resident involvement, intellectual property, industry sponsored research and other components of the innovation process.

Byers Center for Biodesign


Seed Grant Program 

Pediatric Device Consortium

Let the Innovation Council Support Your Innovation!

Our goal is to provide guidance and support for your team and project through mentorship, networking, and connection to resources to help you on your journey. Please tell us about your innovation via the intake form. Once completed, we'll email you to set up an intial 15-minutes conversation to discuss your project.

We value privacy and confidentiality and will not disclose any information provided on the form or in any of our conversations. Despite this, you do not need to disclose any sensitive intellectual property on the form.