The Innovation Forum brings together teams of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to pitch ideas for commercializing early-stage research to a panel of judges.
The Lean Launchpad, a system for starting successful businesses, is driving faculty and student ventures and will be the basis of the Keller Center's upcoming eLab summer accelerator program.
If business, particularly a startup business, is all about making connections, then the Keller Center's eLab Demo Day was a perfect example of business in action.
The Keller Center opened its eLab on June 13, a new venture to foster entrepreneurship by providing opportunities for students and recent graduates to spend a summer transforming their ideas into operating businesses.
After impressing a panel of judges with a three-minute pitch about paper-thin sensors that could revolutionize the safety of large structures, Princeton engineer Branko Glisic won the top prize at this year’s Innovation Forum, a competition that showcases University research with potential to succeed in the marketplace.
Princeton electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang introduced the undergraduate class "Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes" to examine the common foundation governing the networks that wind throughout modern life. A key part of the coursework is a two-week mini-project.
Entrepreneurs and business leaders discussed opportunities and challenges posed by the underrepresentation of women in startup companies and venture capital during a panel discussion hosted by the Keller Center.
A Pakistani garbage dump seems like an unlikely place to find a solution to extreme poverty. But then again, the group of students from Princeton and Rutgers universities who plan to convert garbage into hope is an unlikely team.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named its visiting professorship in entrepreneurship in honor of former dean James Wei on the occasion of Wei's retirement. Established in 2007, the professorship will now be known as the James Wei Visiting Professorship in Entrepreneurship.
The Keller Center's fifth annual Innovation Forum showcased Princeton research that has the potential to spawn new businesses - from improved drug development to more powerful computer chips. Top entries received $40,000 in awards.
The laboratory course taking place in the basement of Princeton's Friend Center is not a traditional one -- in lieu of microscopes, there are discussions of microfinance, and students seek to create not chemical changes, but social ones.
Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education showcased a dozen new technologies during its fourth annual Innovation Forum, held April 2. Co-sponsors of the event were the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing. This year, for the first time, the top three innovations were awarded research funds. The funds, totaling $40,000, were awarded to the principal investigators doing the research that these commercially
Princeton Pitch is a warm-up for the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club's annual TigerLaunch business plan competition. The business plan competition was featured during Princeton's Alumni Day 2009. Competition sponsors include the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
Deepak Sukh predicts his American-born children will one day work in India. He tells them that if the economy of the world's largest democracy blossoms as predicted in coming decades, opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs will abound.
Ed Zschau wants people to know the truth: "High-Tech Entrepreneurship," the immensely popular upperlevel engineering course he teaches, isn't really about engineering. It's about life.
Princeton scientists and engineers pitched their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at the Keller Center's third annual Innovation Forum on April 9.
Entrepreneurial thinking is not just for start-up companies and can be applied to all situations, business school professor Julian Lange told a Princeton audience Oct. 4 as he kicked off a five-workshop series on "Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship."
As junior Nick Frey sat in his fluid mechanics course last spring, he was thinking about bicycles -- but he wasn't daydreaming. Rather, the mechanical and aerospace engineering major was conjuring ways to put his newfound knowledge to work in modifications to his racing bike.
When entrepreneur Ken Kay started his first business, he didn't have a proven product. He didn't have any customers. But he did have an undeniable passion, which he shared in a May 8 panel discussion at Princeton.
Princeton University's engineering school has named Greg Olsen, a pioneer in the sensors industry and in space travel, as its first "entrepreneur in residence."