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 24th at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. For details and registration link, visit this page.


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 poster session and networking reception are 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 and poster session are 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.