About Us

Founder and president Donald Lombardi (left) and CEO Stephen Evangelista pose in front of IPI's logo before ringing the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell in August of 2016

Founder and president Donald Lombardi (left) and CEO Stephen Evangelista pose in front of IPI's logo before ringing the New York Stock Exchange's closing bell in August of 2016

The Institute for Pediatric Innovation (IPI) was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation in 2006. The institute is managed and led by a consortium of pediatric hospitals, who, together with IPI staff, provide deep expertise in pediatric medical device and medicine innovation. IPI is managed and led by a consortium of pediatric hospitals from around the United States. Their expertise is joined by experts from all sectors to identify problem areas and create novel solutions and a worldwide network of collaborators to assist in translating innovations into commercially available solutions. We have employed this expertise to launch initiatives to address unmet needs in nursing professional education, medical device development, pediatric drug reformulation. And together with these hospitals and other industry professionals, we have developed a needs-driven innovation strategy to address high-priority problems in pediatric medicine. For more information, read about our history.


The Problem

Pediatric clinicians and caregivers often need to adapt and improvise medical devices, medicines, and materials not designed for children but needed for day-to-day patient care because most companies have not considered the pediatric market viable.


Our Mission

IPI catalyzes pediatric drug and device innovation through collaboration, research, advocacy, and education.


Our Vision

To create a world where infants and children have the highest quality medicines and medical devices designed specifically for their needs to improve their length and quality of life.