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Innovation Forum is an annual competition and networking event showcasing Princeton research with commercialization, or cultural and societal potential. Princeton faculty, research staff, postdocs, and graduate students present their research in a three-minute presentation to the audience and a panel of judges, followed by a question and answer period. Following the presentations is a poster session and networking reception where participants can further discuss and demonstrate their research.

Prizes totaling $30,000 are awarded to the top three entries in each of two tracks:

  • science and engineering innovations
  • social sciences and humanities innovations

Date and Time: September 29, 2023 at 12:30 pm

Location: Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room A

Learn about innovation forum 2023 and register

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

New this year is a breakout panel discussion immediately prior to Innovation Forum featuring Princeton faculty in our new Design for Innovation program.

Date and Time: September 29, 2023 at 11 am

Location: Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room B

learn about the breakout panel and register

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


2022 Results

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Humanities and Social Sciences


Cornelia Huellstrunk
Executive Director
Gina Guarino
Events Coordinator