12th Annual Innovation Forum

Date and Time: 
Location: Andlinger Center Maeder Hall


In conjunction with Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing, the Keller Center hosts the annual Innovation Forum. The purpose of the Innovation Forum is to showcase Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized.

The Innovation Forum consists of a competition piece in which participants present their research in a three-minute “elevator pitch” to the audience and a panel of judges. Audience members include angel investors, venture capitalists, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Princeton area entrepreneurial community.

Following the presentations, a networking reception is held to allow participants to further discuss and demonstrate their research. Prize money totaling $30,000 is awarded to the top three entries.



  • 2:30-3:00    –  Check-In
  • 3:00-3:15    –  Introductions 
  • 3:15-4:15    –  Forum Presentations: Masters of Ceremonies; Matt Barbieri, CPA and Ryan Silva, CPA, CFE, CVA Wiss & Company, LLC 
  • 4:15-5:00    –  Demo Stations Reception and Judges Deliberation Session
  • 5:00-5:15    –  Keynote Introduction 
  • 5:15- 5:45   –  Keynote: Richard Buchanan, Professor of Design, Management & Innovation, Case Western Reserve University
  • 5:45-6:00    –  Awards Ceremony