The Cade Announces Two New Board Members
Gainesville, Fla. (August 10, 2022) -- The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Sohl, Florida High Tech Corridor CEO, and Gil Levy, Vystar Credit Union Senior Vice President of Regional Community Relations, to its board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have these exceptional leaders and visionaries join our board of directors,” said Phoebe Cade Miles, the Cade Museum’s co-founder and chairman of the board. “As the Cade continues to grow, their talent and expertise will help us expand our programming and outreach throughout the state and nationwide.”
As CEO of the Florida Tech Corridor, Paul Sohl leads this economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Florida, that attracts and grows the high-tech industry in a 23-county region. In his role, Stohl facilitates collaboration between the three universities and their economic development partners, and oversees the organization’s programs, including stemCONNECT, which encourages K-12 students to pursue high-tech careers.
As a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy (Ret), Sohl brings more than three decades of service and leadership. He commanded the Navy’s Operational Test & Evaluation Force in Norfolk, Virginia, the Naval Aviation Fleet Readiness Center enterprise in Patuxent River, Maryland, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and Naval Test Wing Pacific in China Lake and Point Muga, California, and the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gil Levy is Senior Vice President for Regional Community Relations at Vystar Credit Union and a seasoned financial analyst and business manager with decades of experience as a financial regulator. He serves on the Advisory Board at UNF Innovate at the Hub and is a longtime member of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2020 and Chair of the Board of the Chamber in 2021. Levy is a University of Puerto Rico graduate.
About the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
The Cade Museum’s mission is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, and his wife, Mary, the project was spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. The Cade encourages development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, proprietary education programs and its 21,000-square-foot hands-on learning museum that promotes an inventive mindset which the Cade calls Inventivity™. The Cade believes every person should have access to invention and innovation, inherent in America’s DNA. It works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this message to all, emphasizing the underserved. Located in Gainesville, Florida, visit cademuseum.org to learn more.
Cade Prize Announces Fibonacci Finalists
Gainesville, Fla. (August 17, 2022) – 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.
The Cade Prize is sponsored by Scott R. MacKenzie, the Community Foundation of North Central Florida, Florida Trend, Cox Communications, Modern Luxury, Florida High Tech Corridor, Saliwanchik, Lloyd, & Eisenschenk, Florida Inventor Hall of Fame, Gray Robinson law firm, Meldon Law, Greater Gainesville Chamber and Aloft Hotel. Visit cademuseum.org/cadeprize to learn more.
About the Cade Museum
The mission of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Mary Cade and her husband, Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project was spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. They encourage the development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, the Cade's proprietary Innovation Education learning framework, and the 21,000-square-foot hands-on learning museum that promotes the development of an inventive mindset which the Cade calls Inventivity™. The Cade believes every person should have access to the right to invent and innovate inherent in America’s DNA and works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this understanding to all, with an emphasis on the underserved. To learn more, visit cademuseum.org.
Wandering the Milky Way Planetary Partnership Scavenger Hunt
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GAINESVILLE, FLA., Aug 4, 2022— Adventurous explorers are invited to participate in a unique city-wide scavenger hunt that is truly out of this world! The Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention is partnering with seven local businesses across Gainesville to help the public visualize the enormous scale of our Milky Way galaxy. The cosmic collaboration is a physical extension of the museum’s current exhibit, “Wandering the Milky Way” which runs through January 2023.
The Cade serves as the headquarters and first stop on the space-themed scavenger hunt, though players can visit the various stops in any order. As guests enter the museum’s Rotunda, the first thing they see is a scale model of the solar system, plus the dwarf planet Pluto. Text on the display explains that although the planets are in scale to each other, they are too close together. That’s because space is so big that, even at a smaller scale, the planets are very far apart.
To make a map of the solar system that’s truly in scale, the Cade needed to place the planets not just in different locations within the museum but in seven different locations around the City of Gainesville. Every business participating in the Planetary Partnership Scavenger Hunt represents a different planet and its relative distance from the sun. Scavenger hunt players will find a sign at each stop with educational information about a planet and a QR code that leads to a raffle entry form. Four raffle winners will be drawn during the initiative.
Stops on the scavenger hunt include:
To plan your next visit to the Cade Museum, visit CadeMuseum.org
About the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention
The mission of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Mary Cade and her husband, Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project has been spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. They encourage the development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, the Cade's proprietary Innovation Education learning framework, and the 2018 opening of a 21,000 sq. ft. hands-on learning museum designed to promote the development of an inventive mindset which the Cade calls InventivityTM. The Cade believes every person should have access to the right to invent and innovate inherent in the DNA of the United States and works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this understanding to all, with an emphasis on the underserved. To learn more about the Cade Museum visit CadeMuseum.org
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