Pitt Innovation Challenge

Welcome to Powered By PInCh™!

Powered By PInCh is a mobile cloud-based platform for hosting submission opportunities such as innovation competitions and grant applications. Through competitions contestants submit projects to be judged, ranked, and selected for prize winnings. In respect to grants, applicants submit projects to be reviewed, critiqued, and awarded funding.

Developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, contact us by email for more information or to use this Powered By PInCh to run your competition/grant opportunity.


Title Description Sponsor
PInCh 2016: What is your bold solution to a vital health problem? The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is sponsoring the 4th Pitt Innovation Challenge. This year’s challenge is focused on bold solutions in health. CTSI aims to move health-related research projects along the translational spectrum, not just to commercialization. Ideas and solutions do not need to be a products ready for commercialization - basic science projects are encouraged to apply! In addition, the program encourages new connections within the academic community, and among universities and community organizations, to foster an ecosystem of innovation. University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ProtoHype: Need it, Make it, Win it! Develop your medical device or biomedical research tool. Pitt researchers bring the concept, TechShop members bring the technical expertise and craftsmanship. Teams work together to bring their concept to prototype. Clinical and Translational Science Institute and TechShop Pittsburgh
The Center for Behavioral Health + Smart Technology's National Innovation Contest The Center for Behavioral Health + Smart Technology’s National Innovation Contest invites contestants who can formulate creative new ideas that can solve the inventor's dilemma to simultaneously improve health and reduce health care spending. Win up to $10,000 and an expense-paid trip to Pittsburgh to meet with entrepreneurs, investors, and UPMC executives and attend our health technology conference. UPMC Health Plan
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AR3T Pilot Funding Program - Fall 2016 Application Cycle As a means to support creative, interdisciplinary researchers in expansion of their Regenerative Rehabilitation research, we have established the AR3T Pilot Funding Program. This program will promote new collaborations and provide opportunities for junior investigators to expand their research skills. We anticipate that this program will be transformative in that it will promote the development of novel Regenerative Rehabilitation paradigms with the potential to improve patient health outcomes. Funds will be distributed to investigators either working independently or in collaboration with one of the AR3T participating laboratories. Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
AR3T Sabbatical Opportunities The Regenerative Rehabilitation Sabbatical Opportunities program is designed to stimulate and support research conducted by junior doctoral-level trainees, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members. Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training
Regenerative Rehabilitation Fifth Annual Symposium - Poster Applications Poster applications for the Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation are now being accepted. GA Tech Neural Engineering
Regenerative Rehabilitation Fifth Annual Symposium - Travel Awards The travel award program for the Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation supports the participation of rehabilitation trainees, fellows, junior scientists and clinicians at the Symposium. Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training

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