Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)
The Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) competition is designed to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems. The University of Pittsburgh Office of the Provost, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and Innovation Institute collaborated to create the PInCh competition in order to stimulate innovation in a fresh exciting way.
The PInCh program recognizes—even celebrates—that solving challenging problems sometimes requires risky solutions. The program aims to mitigate that risk and support some of the early work necessary to move a few of those “wild ideas” forward. Each of the winning teams will receive an award for direct costs and project management support to help execute a 12-month project to take the team’s solution one step further along the path of development.