The Keller Center, the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network, and Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in conjunction with Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing, held the 6th Annual Innovation Forum on Thursday, April 7, 2011 on the Princeton University Campus. The well attended 3-hour event attracted students, faculty, staff, angel investors, entrepreneurs, former forum participants, and members of the Princeton community.
The purpose of the Innovation Forum is to showcase Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized. This year's forum consisted of a competition piece in which eight participants were asked to present their research in a 3-minute "elevator pitch" to a panel of judges. The competition was followed by a lively keynote delivered by professor of computer science and 2009 Innovation Forum 3rd prize winner Vivek Pai, as well as a poster session and reception at which time the three winners were announced. Click here to see the results.
More about the Innovation Forum
Each year, the competition and poster session are open to individuals and teams consisting of Princeton faculty, post doctoral candidates and graduate students. Audience members include angel investors, venture capitalists, students, faculty, staff, and members of the Princeton area entrepreneurial community. Prize money totaling $40,000 is awarded to the top three entries. To learn more about the judging process and the judges, please click here.