Cade Museum Prize
An annual competition to encourage Florida's early inventors and entrepreneurs.
Prize Winner Announced on May 9
Tickets on sale now at www.cademuseumprize.org
April 9, 2013
2013 Cade Museum Prize
NanoPhotonica Wins $50,000 Cade Museum Prize
A revolutionary technology for the next generation of flat panel display is the winner of the 4th Annual Cade Museum Prize.
May 9, 2013
Final Four Announced
Congratulations to Didrick Medical, Green Liquid and Gas Technologies, NanoPhotonica, and Partender!
April 9, 2013
Edwards Wildman to Award Legal Services to Prize Finalists
International law firm will donate legal advice to Final Four
March 20, 2013
What is the Cade Museum Prize for Innovation?
In 2010, the Cade Museum Foundation launched an annual competition to encourage Florida's early inventors and entrepreneurs. The Cade Museum Prize is open to all Florida residents. Entries are accepted beginning in November of each year and the winner is announced in early May. The judging is divided into four rounds, with the Sweet 16 finalists announced after Round 2 and the Final Four after Round 3. Over 30 judges - made up of entrepreneurs, technology transfer experts, venture capitalists, and academics - take part in the evaluation of the entries throughout the four rounds.
The Prize received 120 entries in 2012 and was won by Phil Hipol and Stuart Hart of Tampa for eCath, an electronic catheter stethoscope. The first runner up was Ian Knapp of Gainesville for ReliOx, a new method to produce Chlorine Dioxide; the second runner up was Qun Huo of Orlando, for NanoDLSay, which uses gold nanonparticles to analyze and detect cancer molecules, and the third runner up was Steven Hsu of Gainesville, for a transdermal insulin patch. The 2011 competition drew almost 100 entries was won by Ryan Martin and Steve Miller of Gainesville, who invented a plastic capable of biodegrading in 5-10 years, compared to 1000 years for other plastics.