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
2017 Randall Family Big Idea Competition This competition is the largest student innovation competition in the region - open only to Pitt students University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute
Pitt Pharmacy Challenge: problem videos This is a "peoples' Choice" style site where constituents will watch and rate videos which describe specific problems that will be the focus of the 2017 Pitt Pharmacy Hackathon. This Hackathon is built to be the first part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Innovation Conference. This conference, jointly sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute aims to bring together and stimulate a vibrant community of innovators, small companies, investors and incumbents in the Pharmacy space. University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institutes
WORDOUT: Community Research Dissemination Challenge 2016 The WORDOUT Community Research Dissemination Challenge is an exciting opportunity for community organizations to offer ideas for getting the "word out" about the latest in research findings. CTSI Community PARTners Core
Title Description Sponsor
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
Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is now seeking applications for Biomedical Modeling Pilot Awards. These awards support new research that combines experimental approaches with predictive mathematical or computational models to improve understanding of health, medicine and disease. The goal of this program is to establish and strengthen the role of quantitative modeling in clinical and translational research. Projects funded by the program are expected to involve trans-disciplinary collaborations between translational investigators and quantitative modelers.
CTSI Translational Research Pilot Awards (T1/T2 – Early stage clinical testing) The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is now seeking applications for the CTSI Translational Research Pilot Awards (T1/T2 – Early stage clinical testing). These awards are for research efforts that aim to translate basic scientific discoveries into innovative human applications, an approach often referred to as moving from “bench to bedside.” Along with the emphasis on translational research work, it is hoped that these awards will inspire collaborative, cross-disciplinary research teams, though solo projects are still welcome. Every applicant must demonstrate that their proposal is in a distinctly new direction from their previously funded work.
CTSI Translational Research Pilot Awards (T3/T4 – Clinical practice and population health) The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is now seeking applications for the CTSI Translational Research Pilot Awards(T3/T4 – Clinical practice and population health). These awards are for research efforts that aim to translate basic scientific discoveries into innovative human applications, an approach often referred to as moving from “bench to bedside.” Along with the emphasis on translational research work, it is hoped that these awards will inspire collaborative, cross-disciplinary research teams, though solo projects are still welcome. Every applicant must demonstrate that their proposal is in a distinctly new direction from their previously funded work.

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