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Princeton researchers to vie for $40,000 in funding at fast-paced event

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6 p.m. 104 Computer Science Building

The fourth annual Innovation Forum, an event showcasing new discoveries and technologies developed by Princeton scientists and engineers, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in 104 Computer Science Building.

During the forum, which is free and open to the public, researchers will present innovations with a range of applications, including drug discovery, computer architecture, energy production and monetizing online content. A panel of judges will award $40,000 in prize money to support continued research on the three innovations that show the most promise.

The technologies presented will include the use of nanoparticles in cancer therapy, a fee-based system for sharing online content, and an MRI scanner that can examine multiple people at once to study brain activity during communication and physical contact.

Participants each will have three minutes to present their research innovations to the judges and audience. The presentations will be followed by a poster session and reception during which attendees engage with the participants to learn more about the innovations and their commercial applications. The judges will deliberate following the presentations, and awards will be announced to the public at the reception/poster session.

The event is sponsored by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Counselors at Law.

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