Cade Prize Announces 21 Fibonacci Finalists

Press release from Cade Museum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Judges for 2022’s Cade Prize for Innovation named this year’s 21 Fibonacci Finalists. The finalists, from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, will compete for $64,000 of prize money. Winners will be announced September 29, 2022.

The 13th Annual Cade Prize drew a record number of inventors affiliated with research universities and the private sector who submitted early-stage inventions with significant market promise and potential to change the world. This year’s 21 Fibonacci Finalists are:

Company NameInnovation/InventionState
Ambulero, Inc.Gene and cell therapy approach for patients with ischemic limb diseasesFla.
Blazing AudioAuraSense™ Portal, remote touch technology allowing virtual engagement with patientsFla.
City Detect Inc.City Detect, analyzing urban decay with cameras and artificial intelligenceAla.
CoFlow Jet Wind Turbines, LLCSustainable, low-cost wind turbine technologyFla.
Current KineticsNext Generation Marine Hydrokinetic TurbinesFla.
Halo EnginesRotating Detonation Rocket EngineFla.
IDEM SystemField Drug Detection and Surveillance SystemFla.
Ilika GeospatialEarth Observation IndicesFla.
Kismet TechnologiesNanoRAD, a surface technology to provide virus and bacteria protectionFla.
Moye ConsultantsAdvanced Energy Storage TechnologiesFla.
Nailed It Building ProductsNailed It Concrete, a cost-effective concrete alternativeFla.
NEPTUNYA Ocean PowerOCTOPODZ, a technology to unlock offshore renewable energyFla.
Nhu Energy, Inc.Clean electric power systems for land, sea, air and spaceFla.
Polymer Solutions, Inc.Polymers that can transition from the solid state to the vapor state on-commandGa.
Portable SolarSelf-Assembled Home Solar SystemFla.
PRAG, LLCWriggleBrew, organic alternative to fertilizersFla.
Reboot ReforestationPlanting trees with drone technologyAla.
SG Endocrine Research, LLCNanoparticles for non-surgical spaying and neuteringGa.
Snake Oil ExtractorsClosed Rotator ExtractorFla.
SprainGo LLCPine Rosin, a non-drug topical for inflammationFla.
Sustainable Landfill Solutions LLCRO BOX, Modular On-site Landfill Leachate Treatment SystemFla.

“Moving early-stage ideas beyond the lab and into the marketplace often takes years and significant capital,” said Richard Miles, Cade Museum co-founder. “The Cade Prize is designed to boost early-stage inventors to that next level. By using prize money for things like patents, licensing, manufacturing, distribution, or marketing, they have a better chance of attracting bigger funders.”

Winners will be announced at the Cade Prize Awards Ceremony at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida on September 29. $64,000 in cash prizes will be awarded: $34,000 for first place, $13,000 for second place, $8,000 for third place, $5,000 for fourth place, $3,000 for fifth place, and $1,000 for the People’s Choice. Each winner also receives $2,000 of in-kind legal services.

The Cade Prize is a capstone initiative of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, named after Dr. James Robert Cade, Gatorade’s lead inventor. This year’s Cade Prize is sponsored by Scott R. MacKenzie, Florida Trend, Modern Luxury, James Moore Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Community Foundation of North Central Florida, and Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk law firm. Visit cademuseum.org/cadeprize to learn more.