Cade Museum prize 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 from around the state and the country. All of the judges – over 30 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

Impact Medical Strategies
Bcl2 Diagnostic Kit – A urine test to detect ovarian cancer

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

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

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

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