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The Innovation Forum program presents an opportunity for faculty, researchers, postdocs, and graduate students to consider and showcase the impact of their research beyond the academy. Participants will receive coaching by mentors to help them consider the real-world impact of their research which could include commercialization, societal and or cultural potential. Participants will also showcase their research at the annual Innovation Forum competition and networking event during which they will provide a three-minute “elevator pitch” to a panel of judges, followed by a brief question and answer period. A demo station and networking reception will follow the formal pitches allowing for broader engagement with the innovation ecosystem audience.

Date: Friday, October 4, 2024
Time: 1 pm
Location: Frist Campus Center

Apply to present

The audience will consist of investors, designers, community partners and industry, academia, and the broader Princeton-area innovation community. To attend, request to be notified when registration opens.

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

2023 Results

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Humanities and Social Sciences

2023 Judges


  • 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



Cornelia Huellstrunk
Executive Director
Gina Guarino
Events Coordinator