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Join us for a VIP reception to see which Pitt researchers will be awarded a total of $150,000 in seed-funding to further advance their human performance innovations and help transform tomorrow.  Mingle with Pitt innovators and leaders from local business, health and sports organizations.


When: April 11, 2018, 5-7 p.m.

VenueThe Petersen Event Center, Campus View Club

Dress: Business Casual

Parking: OC Parking Lot 
Cash Only for Parking: $7.00, $5.00 after 4 pm
3537 Allequippa Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided.


5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Reception/Networking at the Campus View Club
5:30 pm – 5:40 pm Opening remarks by Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor of Research
5:40 pm – 5:50 pm 8 semi-finalists present their 30 second pitches
5:50 pm – 6:00 pm First and second place award winners are announced by Heather Lyke (Pitt Athletic Director) and Rob Rutenbar
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception/Networking

For accessibility arrangements, please contact Jodi Hummert, Event Manager 412-648-3078 in advance of the event.



Earlier in the day, semi-finalists will compete in a 3-round tournament and winners will be decided by the following experts in human performance, health, and athletics. 


about the Performance Innovation Tournament

Pitt Athletics Department, CTSI, and the Innovation Institute, with the support of the offices of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, will award $150,000 to Pitt researchers (faculty or student) for their innovative ideas that improve human performance among athletes.  

Click here to Learn more.