Cade Prize Announces Final Five

Press release from the Cade Museum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Judges for the Cade Prize for Innovation selected six teams to advance to the final round and are vying for $67,000 in cash prizes. The winners’ rankings will be revealed at the 13th Annual Cade Prize Awards Ceremony on September 29, 2022, at the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida. If there is inclement weather, the event will take place on October 6.

“The field of this year’s competition was exceptional,” said Richard Miles, Cade Prize Committee Chair. “We are excited to announce the winners and watch how their groundbreaking innovations could change the world in the years to come.”

Two teams tied for one position this year, resulting in six teams making it to what is typically the final five. In alphabetical order, they are:

Company name: Ambulero, Inc., Miami, Fla.
Innovation: A gene therapy for rare vascular diseases

Company name: Ilika Geospatial, Orlando, Fla.
Innovation: Earth Observation Indices, transforming raw satellite data into simple metrics

Company name: NEPTUNYA Ocean Power, Boca Raton, Fla.
Innovation: OCTOPODZ, a technology to unlock offshore renewable energy

Company name: Polymer Solutions Inc., Atlanta, Ga.
Innovation: Transient, Self-Immolative Polymers

Company name: SG Endocrine Research, LLC, Athens, Ga.
Innovation: Nanoparticles for non-surgical spaying and neutering

Company Name: Sustainable Landfill Solutions LLC, Newberry, Fla.
Innovation: RO BOX – A Modular On-site Landfill Leachate Treatment System

The Cade Prize is a capstone initiative of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida. Both are named after Dr. Robert Cade, a physician and professor of medicine at the University of Florida, best known as the lead inventor of Gatorade in 1965. The museum’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries.