PInCh is a problem-focused funding program designed to accelerate bold ideas that impact health, and foster an ecosystem of innovation within Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.
Participating teams must include at least one faculty member from the University of Pittsburgh. Think carefully about the problem you want to solve and develop ideas for a creative solution. Then, create a two-minute video that:
The video submission for Round One must meet the following requirements:
When posting your video on a hosting site, please:
Consider this video a public disclosure. If you are worried about how to talk about potential intellectual property, please contact us (email@example.com). We will help you get in touch with the Innovation Institute and learn more about the Invention Disclosure process.
Visit the PInCh Resources & Education Page for a video tutorial.
First-time PInCh applicants and those who have not received awards previously are highly encouraged to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, we are incentivizing solutions that can help prevent and/or reduce health disparities, with qualifying projects eligible for an additional award of up to $25,000.
This is not a requirement of PInCh applicants, and selection of PInCh awards is independent of whether a project is eligible for a bonus award. Eligible projects will receive larger awards, but will not otherwise have a competitive advantage.
A health disparity is “a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion” (Healthy People 2030, US Department of Health and Human Services).
Problem Definition & Significance
Solution & Innovation