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:
Gene and cell therapy approach for patients with ischemic limb diseases
AuraSense™ Portal, remote touch technology allowing virtual engagement with patients
City Detect Inc.
City Detect, analyzing urban decay with cameras and artificial intelligence
CoFlow Jet Wind Turbines, LLC
Sustainable, low-cost wind turbine technology
Next Generation Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines
Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine
Field Drug Detection and Surveillance System
Earth Observation Indices
NanoRAD, a surface technology to provide virus and bacteria protection
Advanced Energy Storage Technologies
Nailed It Building Products
Nailed It Concrete, a cost-effective concrete alternative
NEPTUNYA Ocean Power
OCTOPODZ, a technology to unlock offshore renewable energy
Nhu Energy, Inc.
Clean electric power systems for land, sea, air and space
Polymer Solutions, Inc.
Polymers that can transition from the solid state to the vapor state on-command
Self-Assembled Home Solar System
WriggleBrew, organic alternative to fertilizers
Planting trees with drone technology
SG Endocrine Research, LLC
Nanoparticles for non-surgical spaying and neutering
Snake Oil Extractors
Closed Rotator Extractor
Pine Rosin, a non-drug topical for inflammation
Sustainable Landfill Solutions LLC
RO BOX, Modular On-site Landfill Leachate Treatment System
“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/cadeprizeto learn more.