Innovation Forum is an annual competition and networking event showcasing Princeton research with commercialization, cultural or societal potential. Participants in both the STEM and Humanities tracks present their research in a three-minute pitch to the audience and a panel of judges, followed by a demo station reception. The event concludes announcing winners in each category, who will share in $30,000 in prize money per track.

Innovation Forum is co-sponsored by the Office of Technology Licensing and the Humanities Council at Princeton.

Join us prior to Innovation Forum for a breakout panel discussion featuring Princeton faculty from our novel Design for Innovation program. Separate registration is required and space is limited.


  • 12 pm - Registration/Check-in opens
  • 12:30 pm - Opening remarks
    • Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Naveen Verma, Director of the Keller Center 
    • Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center
  • 12:45 pm - STEM pitches
  • 1:30 pm - Keynote presentation by Manish BhardwajDesigning Social Movements
  • 2 pm - Humanities and social sciences pitches
  • 2:45 pm - Demo station and networking reception
  • 3:45 pm - Award ceremony and closing remarks
    • Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center


Read about the projects being presented.




    • Deborah Amos, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence
    • Chukwuemeka V. Chukwuemeka, Sugarman Practitioner in Residence at the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy
    • Benedikt Lehnert, Entrepreneurship & Design Fellow; Chief Design Officer at Stark
    • Joy Marcus, Entrepreneurship Program Specialist; Lecturer in the Keller Center


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    Accessibility, Parking, and Venue Information

    What you need to know to visit Frist Campus Center for Innovation Forum, including accessibility, parking, and shuttle information.

    Who can attend?

    Open to the public and the campus community.

    Refreshments will be provided.
    Registration is required.