Cade Prize Announces Fibonacci Finalists

Cade Prize Announces Fibonacci Finalists

Judges for 2022’s Cade Prize for Innovation have 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:


Company Name Innovation/Invention State
Ambulero, Inc. Gene and cell therapy approach for patients with ischemic limb diseases Fla.
Blazing Audio AuraSense™ Portal, remote touch technology allowing virtual engagement with patients Fla.
City Detect Inc. City Detect, analyzing urban decay with cameras and artificial intelligence Ala.
CoFlow Jet Wind Turbines, LLC Sustainable, low-cost wind turbine technology Fla.
Current Kinetics Next Generation Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines Fla.
Halo Engines Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine Fla.
IDEM System Field Drug Detection and Surveillance System Fla.
Ilika Geospatial Earth Observation Indices Fla.
Kismet Technologies NanoRAD, a surface technology to provide virus and bacteria protection Fla.
Moye Consultants Advanced Energy Storage Technologies Fla.
Nailed It Building Products Nailed It Concrete, a cost-effective concrete alternative Fla.
NEPTUNYA Ocean Power OCTOPODZ, a technology to unlock offshore renewable energy Fla.
Nhu Energy, Inc. Clean electric power systems for land, sea, air and space Fla.
Polymer Solutions, Inc. Polymers that can transition from the solid state to the vapor state on-command Ga.
Portable Solar Self-Assembled Home Solar System Fla.
PRAG, LLC WriggleBrew, organic alternative to fertilizers Fla.
Reboot Reforestation Planting trees with drone technology Ala.
SG Endocrine Research, LLC Nanoparticles for non-surgical spaying and neutering Ga.
Snake Oil Extractors Closed Rotator Extractor Fla.
SprainGo LLC Pine Rosin, a non-drug topical for inflammation Fla.
Sustainable Landfill Solutions LLC RO BOX, Modular On-site Landfill Leachate Treatment System Fla.


“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. This year’s Cade Prize is sponsored by Scott R. MacKenzie, Florida Trend, Modern Luxury, James Moore Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Community Foundation of North Central Florida, and Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk law firm. Visit to learn more.

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