The Pitt Innovation Challenge Awards

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The Pitt Innovation challenge (PInCh) is a competition developed by Pitt’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems. PInCh stimulates translation of research into the community by giving researchers a venue to be creative, develop new ideas, and work with people beyond their usual sphere of collaborators. Awardees from the 2015 competition included NeatCap (hearing protection for newborn babies), OxiDent (a strategy to reduce dental implant inflammation), and Phoenix (a biodegradable vascular graft).

On September 21st, 6 teams will compete for 3 awards of $100,000 each at the PInCh 2016 final event. Held at The University Club in Pittsburgh, the event includes a cocktail hour and dinner, where the winners of this year’s $100K grantees will be announced. View the six teams competing for the awards, along with each team’s invention at http://www.pinch.pitt.edu.

ABOUT PInCh

The Pitt Innovation challenge (PInCh) is a competition developed by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems by mitigating risk and providing financial and administrative support to move ideas forward.   The PInCh program recognizes that solving challenging health problems sometimes requires novel, creative solutions.  PInCh stimulates translation of research into the community by giving researchers a venue to be creative, develop new ideas, and work with people beyond their usual sphere of collaborators.  On September 21st, 6 teams will compete for 3 awards of $100,000 each at the PInCh 2016 final event.  Additional teams will compete for smaller awards of up to $25,000.