Innovation Forum is an annual competition and networking event showcasing Princeton research with the potential to be commercialized. Each participant will present a short pitch followed by Q&A from a feedback panel. Audience members will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters through on-screen demo stations.

The event consists of two distinct tracks: a track for science and engineering innovations and a track for social sciences and humanities innovations.

Event Schedule

  • 1:00 pm - Opening remarks by Dean Andrea Goldsmith
  • 1:10 pm - Welcome by Naveen Verma, Director of the Keller Center, and Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center
  • 1:20 pm - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pitches
  • 2:15 pm - Remarks by Kathleen Crown, Executive Director of the Princeton University Humanities Council 
  • 2:20 pm - Humanities and Social Sciences pitches
  • 3:20 pm - Remarks by Rod Priestley, Vice Dean for Innovation 
  • 3:30 pm - Poster and networking session 
  • 4:00 pm - Keynote by Manish Bhardwaj, CEO and Co-Founder of Innovators In Health; James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship 2021-2022
  • 4:20 pm - Closing ceremony 

Requests for accommodations can be made when you register to attend. Please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

Who can attend?

Open to the public and the campus community.

Registration is required.