Pitt Innovation Challenge

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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
Pain Research Challenge 2017 The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Pittsburgh is soliciting applications to the Pain Research Challenge. Awards will be funded by the Virginia Kaufman Endowment Fund and CTSI. Research solutions can address the dynamics of pain, causes and alleviation of pain, and treatment to prevent and/or mitigate pain. Special preference will be given to project areas emphasized in the endowment including pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia, cancer, or arthritis. Solutions should address a specific problem in the area(s) of pain including mechanism, treatments, modalities and impacts of acute and chronic pain. Pain can include both physiological and psychological factors. The Virginia Kaufman Endowment Fund and the Clinical and Translationional Science 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

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