Final Four Announced for the $50,000 Cade Prize

Contact: Ashley Bryant
Phone: (352) 371-8001
Cell: (352) 870-9809

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is pleased to announce the Final Four contestants in the 9th Annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation. Named after Dr. J. Robert Cade, who led the team that invented Gatorade at the University of Florida in 1965, the Prize is an annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs. The Cade Prize serves to identify, recognize, and celebrate inventive minds and innovation in the state of Florida. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Cox Communications. This year the Cade Museum received over 100 entries from around the state. The Final Four contestants are:

  • Antibiotic Adjuvant | Gainesville, FL
  • InitWeather | Orlando, FL
  • Soilcea | Tampa, FL
  • Standing Wave Reformers | Gainesville, FL

In past years, the Cade Prize awarded a single applicant. This year, cash prizes will be awarded to the top four rankings. The winner of the Final Four will be announced at the Cade Museum’s annual Inventivity Bash on September 29th from 6 PM to 10 PM. First place will be awarded $25,000, second place $15,000, third place $7,500, and fourth place $2,500. Funding for the prize is provided by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. The Cade Museum’s Inventivity Bash is an annual event that celebrates ideas and innovations that have the potential to transform lives and communities. This year’s iBash theme is Illuminating Invention. The evening’s program has been designed for exploration whether you are a scientist, inventor, or have an interest in both. There will be table presentations featuring the Final Four teams, demonstrations, hands-on interactives, a scavenger hunt, and the awarding of the Cade Prize.

Thank you to all our sponsors for your support and contributions! Cox Communications, Inc. | Advantage Publishing Inc. | Oelrich Construction Inc. | Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk |Info Tech, Inc. | Capital City Bank | Feathr

In 2004, Dr. James Robert Cade and his family established the Cade Museum Foundation to design and build a museum in Gainesville, Florida. The mission of the museum is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Dr. Cade, a physician at the University of Florida, was best known as the leader of the research team that invented Gatorade in 1965.

For more information on providing financial support or ways to volunteer at the Cade Museum, please visit our website to purchase iBash tickets or memberships.