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.

This year's forum will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. 


The Innovation Forum consists of a competition piece in which participants present their research in a three-minute “elevator pitch” presentation 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. To learn more about the Forum's judging process and the judges, please click here.


The competition is open to individuals and teams consisting of Princeton faculty, post doctoral candidates, and graduate students. To participate in the competition, presenters are asked to submit some material prior to the competition so that the judges may review the submissions in advance of the competition. Make sure to learn about innovations submitted in prior years and watch videos of other past presenter’s elevator pitches.




Schedule of Events

2:30 - 3:00


3:00 - 3:15


3:15 - 4:15

Forum Presentation: Master 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: Design, Value Creation, and the Products We Love Richard Buchanan, Professor of Design, Management & Innovation Case Western Reserve University

5:45 - 6:00

Awards Ceremony