Smiling people in an audience

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

Innovation Forum 2023 was held on September 29, 2023. Innovation Forum 2024 will be held in September 2024. Interested in presenting? Be notified when the application period 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

Learn about the innovations

Dan Shaw of Flo-SSEMBLY at a demo station at Innovation Forum

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