The 2021 Cade Prize for Innovation is accepting entries from inventors and entrepreneurs in Alabama, Georgia and Florida from June 1 – August 2, 2021. This is the second year the competition has expanded beyond Florida to include Alabama and Georgia.
The Cade Prize is one of the largest cash prize competitions for innovation in Florida. Since 2010, it has drawn hundreds of creative thinkers with groundbreaking inventions that have significant market potential. This year’s Cade Prize will award $50,000 in prizes: $21,000 for first place, $13,000 for second place, $8,000 for third place, $5,000 for fourth place and $3,000 for fifth place.
The Cade Prize celebrates innovation by identifying, recognizing and celebrating inventors and entrepreneurs in the Southeast who demonstrate a creative approach to addressing problems in their field of expertise. Entry categories include: environmental, biology, technology, energy and a wild card category.
“As a young company at the time, winning the Cade Prize validated our efforts and technology, resulting in a higher profile in the region,” said 2013 Cade Prize Winner, Dr. Chris Morton, founder & CEO of UF startup and UF Innovate | The Hub resident NanoPhotonica.Learn more about 2021 Cade Prize for Innovation Accepting Entries.