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Innovation Forum to feature early business ventures, April 20

Fifteen Princeton scientists and engineers will talk about their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at an Innovation Forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

John Ritter, director of the Office of Technology Licensing, will open the forum with an overview of technology transfer at Princeton. Bill Martin of the JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network, a group of private venture capitalists, will moderate the event, which is open to the public.

Researchers will give short presentations describing ventures that spring from Princeton’s science and engineering laboratories. Among the presenters:

• Jeffry Stock, professor of molecular biology and chemistry, will talk about coffee extracts that may one day alleviate Alzheimer’s disease.

• Ivan Glesk, senior research scientist in electrical engineering, will discuss a compact holographic data storage system.

• William Happer, professor of physics, and his students will present their work on manufacturing miniature atomic clocks.

• Niraj Jha, professor of electrical engineering, will discuss research on nanotubes that may revolutionize an important type of microchip.

At a reception following the event, forum presenters will be on hand to answer questions about their ventures and display posters that graphically explain their work.

The forum is sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, the JumpStart New Jersey Angel Network and the University’s Office of Research and Project Administration.

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