Innovation Forum

DATE: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Carl A. Fields Center (104) campus map
OTHER: Followed by Poster Session, Networking Reception, and Prize Ceremony

The Keller Center, in conjunction with the Keller Center’s Venture Sponsorship Program and Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing, is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Innovation Forum. The purpose of the Innovation Forum is to showcase Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized. The forum consists of a competition piece in which participants are asked to present their research in a 3 minute “elevator pitch” presentation to a panel of judges. Following the presentations, a poster session and networking reception will be held to allow participants to further discuss their research.

The competition and poster session are open to individuals and teams consisting of Princeton faculty, post doctoral candidates and graduate students. Audience members will include angel investors, venture capitalists, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Princeton area entrepreneurial community. Prize money totaling $30,000 will be awarded to the top three entries. To learn more about the judging process and the judges, please click here.

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. All material will need to be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2014. To learn about what you will need to submit, please click here. Make sure to learn about innovations submitted in prior years and watch videos of other past presenter’s elevator pitches.


  • 4:00 p.m. – Registration
  • 4:15 p.m. – Introductions: Vincent Poor and Cornelia Huellstrunk
  • 4:30 p.m.  Competition: Formal Presentations ( Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room-104)
    Presenters will each have 3 minutes to deliver their pitch, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from the judges.
  • 5:45 p.m. – Reception with Posters/Demo Stations ( Carl A. Fields Center, lounge)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony (Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room 104)