Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Since Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia first opened its doors in 1855, its teams have pioneered many discoveries that continue to benefit children worldwide. In 2015, CHOP strengthened its commitment to innovation development by creating the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (OEI).

Our Mission & Vision

The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation strives to identify and support the development and commercialization of CHOP research and innovation to advance healthcare for children and families around the world.

Interested in Partnering with OEI? 

interested in partnering with OEI Are you an innovator or researcher at CHOP, an investor, an entrepreneur, or an industry professional? Contact the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation to explore partnership opportunities.

Our Program

The Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (OEI) identifies, evaluates, and develops a portfolio of the most promising digital, diagnostic, device, and therapeutic assets from within CHOP. OEI aims to support CHOP’s internal innovators and researchers by providing strategy, technical and business acceleration support, and investment capital with the goal of developing and preparing technologies towards an eventual commercial exit to an industry partner or through the formation of a new company.

Our office encourages all CHOP faculty and staff to engage with us to evaluate their innovative research and solutions for challenges in pediatric medicine and healthcare.

To learn more, visit the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s main homepage on

Our Team

Since its inception in 2015, the Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation has offered guidance and resources to countless project teams and individuals with unique ideas, with the goal of enabling CHOP employees to navigate a clear path to develop and commercialize innovative pediatric research and solutions.