Cade Museum Prize

Keep up to date with the Cade Museum Prize for 2013, including news and updates.

Final Four Announced

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is pleased to announce the Final Four contestants for the 5th Annual Cade Museum Prize of $50,000. Each year, this award is funded by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and given to a Florida individual or company that is taking an original idea or product to market.

The four entries include a simple diagnostic test to detect ovarian cancer (Boca Raton), a mobile app that detects tagged items everywhere (Gainesville), a process that recovers and generates nutrients, energy, and water from wastes (Tampa), and software that can make 3D models of anything (Gainesville).  

Over 80 teams entered this year's competition.  The Final Four were selected by three successive panels of judges drawn from around the state and the country. All of the judges - over 50 in total - were entrepreneurs, inventors, or people familiar with emerging technologies.  

On May 8, the four teams will make live pitches to a new panel of three judges from outside the state. That evening, at a gala event presented by RTI Surgical in Gainesville's Santa Fe College's Fine Arts Hall, the Museum will announce which entry won the $50,000 prize.  Tickets for Prize Night are now on sale at cademuseumprize.org.

(Final Four in alphabetical order by company)

 

Impact Medical Strategies

Bcl2 Diagnostic Kit - A urine test to detect ovarian cancer

Contact: Arunodoy Sur, asur@impactmedicalstrategies.com

Boca Raton

Kinwa

Bubble - An app that detects tagged items in all environments.

Contact: Blake Matson, blake@kinwa.co

Gainesville

NEWgenerator

Recovers and generates nutrients, energy, and water from waste.

Contact: Daniel Yeh, dhyeh@usf.edu

Tampa

Paracosm

Reality API - Software that makes 3D models of anything.

Contact: Amir Rubin, amir@paracosm.io

Gainesville

Sweet 16 Announced

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is pleased to announce the Sweet 16 finalists for the 5th Annual Cade Museum Prize of $50,000. Each year, this award is funded by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and given to a Florida individual or company that is taking an original idea or product to market.

The museum received more than 80 entries from across Florida and saw the participation grow substantially outside the Gainesville area including many entries from Miami, Tampa and Orlando.

(In alphabetical order by company)

 

Advanced Technologies and Testing Laboratories

Transformair - Eliminates airborne bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold and volatile organic compounds.

Contact: Terry Murray, tmurray@attlab.com

Tampa

 

Advantek Consulting

ClimaStat - Improves energy efficiency by 15 to 30 percent and doubles dehumidification capability.

Contact: John Adams, jadams@advantekinc.com

Melbourne

 

Aqua Mizer

A system that dramatically reduces water usage, improves flush performance and prevents water waste from leaking toilets.

Contact: Michael Sisti, mike@aquamizerinc.com

Sarasota

 

DBS Surgical Solutions

SureCap - A cap that prevents the displacement of leads used for deep brain stimulation , a treatment for many neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Contact: Mark R. Davidson, mark@fltechtoybox.org

Gainesville

 

Elebev

Sfiro - Completely pure, pre-packaged ice spheres. Elebev seeks to pioneer the untapped market of purified ice in single-serve, tamper-proof packaging.  

Contact: Nestor Villalobos, nestor@elebev.com

Miami

 

Feathr

Feathr - An app that makes it simple to connect and follow up with people you meet at events.

Contact: Aidan Augustin, aidan@feathr.co

Gainesville

 

I Media Reach 

immediaReach TV - Turns a smart phone or tablet into HDTV at events.

Contact: Gary Bonner, gbonner@imediareach.com

Winter Springs

 

Impact Medical Strategies

Bcl2 Diagnostic Kit - A urine test to detect ovarian cancer

Contact: Arunodoy Sur, asur@impactmedicalstrategies.com

Boca Raton

 

Innovatia Medical Systems

Miniature in vivo wirelessly networked medical device for minimally invasive surgery

Contact: Pete Savage, pete@innovatiamedical.com

St. Petersburg

 

Kinwa

Bubble - An app that detects tagged items in all environments.

Contact: Blake Matson, blake@kinwa.co

Gainesville

 

Microspherix

Entotherapy - Drug delivery platform for the treatment of brain tumors.

Contact: Edward Kaplan, ekaplan@entotherapy.com

Boca Raton

 

NEWgenerator

Recovers and generates nutrients, energy and water from wastes.

Contact: Daniel Yeh, dhyeh@usf.edu

Tampa

 

OneVax

Biomaterial-based microparticle vaccine for amelioration of autoimmune disease

Contact: Jamal Lewis, onevaxT1D@gmail.com

Gainesville

 

Paracosm

Reality API - Software that helps businesses build 3D maps of their facilities.

Contact: Amir Rubin, amir@paracosm.io

Gainesville

 

Quick-Med Technologies

Stay Fresh - An antimicrobial coating based on hydrogen peroxide

Contact: William Toreki, btoreki@quickmedtech.com

Gainesville

 

Quantitative Medicine 

Computational Research Engine (CoRE) - Predictive analytics using active machine learning for faster drug discovery.

Contact: John King, john.king@qtmed.com

Gainesville

Judging Criteria

The Cade Museum Prize is designed to encourage creativity and invention by providing an incentive for early-stage companies to move new  ideas and products closer to the marketplace. Judges use the following criteria to advance entries to each round of competition:

  • Creativity: How creative is the idea compared to others in its field? Is it a Big Leap Forward or a Small Tweak to an existing technology?
  • Breadth of Impact: What could change as a result of this invention? A market segment or the world?
  • Liklihood of Success: How far away is the invention from market?  Will it be able to capture and defend market space?

2014 Cade Museum Prize Timeline

 

December 1, 2013     Entries accepted  

January 31, 2014       Last day for entries

March 11, 2014          Sweet 16 Announced

March 20, 2014      Sweet 16 Reception at Innovation Hub in Gainesville

April 8, 2014             Final Four Announced

May 8, 2014              Cade Museum Prize Night, Santa Fe College, Gainesville

Shadow Health Gets $200,000 in Seed Funding

Shadow Health, a Cade Museum Prize finalist in 2012, this week became the first company to receive equity financing through a state program designed to help bring publicly funded research to market.

The company closed a deal Monday with the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research worth $200,000 in equity funding, meaning the institute takes an ownership stake.   Read more. 

Open to All Florida Residents

The Cade Museum Prize is open to all Florida residents and companies.  There is an entry fee of $50.