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Gainesville, FL — May 31, 2023

For the first time, the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention welcomes inventors and entrepreneurs based anywhere in the United States to apply for its 14th Annual Cade Prize for Innovation competition from May 31 to July 31, 2023 

Along with its national expansion in 2023, the Cade Prize has increased its prize purse from $64,000 to $100,000 to provide winners with more capital to move their invention into the marketplace.  

Since 2010, the Cade Prize has celebrated innovation by identifying, recognizing, and rewarding inventors and entrepreneurs, who through an invention, demonstrate a creative approach to addressing problems in their field of expertise. The Cade Prize is unique in that it awards innovation at its earliest stages – no prototype necessary!  

The Cade Prize awards applicants whose work addresses issues in the following categories: Agriculture and Environmental, Healthcare, Tech, Energy, and a Wildcard category for innovations that do not fall into traditional prize categories. A Grand Prize winner will be selected from the five selected category winners.  

To be eligible, applicants may have no more than $500,000 in outside investment funding from investors received in exchange for stock or convertible notes. Applications may be submitted at with a $55 non-refundable application fee.  


Applications Accepted: May 31, 2023 – July 31, 2023 

21 Fibonacci Finalists Announced: August 18, 2023 

Final Five Finalists Announced: August 28, 2023 

Cade Prize Awards Ceremony and Grand Prize Winner Announced:September 28, 2023, at the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida.  

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Contact: Jody Farmer,  

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