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17th Annual Innovation Forum

December 13, 2022 · 1:00 pm5:00 pm · Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium

Keller Center

Join this annual Keller Center event to hear amazing innovations and network with the University community as participants present their research in a pitch to the audience and a panel of judges. REGISTER HERE.

The event consists of two distinct tracks:

  • Science and engineering innovations
  • Social sciences and humanities innovations

A demo session cocktail hour will follow the presentation pitches, concluding with the announcement of the 2022 winners. Co-sponsored by the Office of Technology Licensing and the Humanities Council at Princeton.

1:15 pm – Introductory remarks

  • Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science; Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Cornelia Huellstrunk, Executive Director of the Keller Center

1:30 pm – STEM pitches

  • PureLi: Extracting Lithium from low-grade aqueous sources including seawater.
  • FLO-SSEMBLY: Innovating electronic display screens by using microfluidics and lasers to transport, arrange, and precisely place multiple small-scale semiconductor elements.
  • Foogly: Uses technology for the valorization of food waste and radical localization of food supply chains.
  • Inverse Optimization: Artificial intelligence assistant for better system design.
  • Magnetic Reconnection Plasma Thruster: A uniquely fuel efficient and power scalable rocket engine.

2:20 pm – “Overview of Keller Center’s New Design for Innovation Program” presentation

  • Manish Bhardwaj, Director of Design for Innovation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Lecturer in the Keller Center; CEO and co-founder of Innovators In Health; James Wei Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship 2021-2022
  • Nena Golubovic, Director of Design for Innovation for STEM

2:40 pm – Break

3 pm – Welcome back remarks

  • Tera W. Hunter, Acting Chair, Humanities Council; Edwards Professor of American History; Professor of History and African American Studies

3:10 pm – Humanities and social sciences pitches

  • Karma Health: A comprehensive integrated healthcare program.
  • MoVA: A virtual interactive museum experience.
  • Project Leadership: A web-based app for developing teamwork and leadership skills in the classroom.
  • Waldemar Cordeiro Exhibition: A digital exhibition of Brazilian artist Waldemar Cordeiro.
  • Museumverse: Exploring new ways of storytelling, public engagement, and research using emerging technologies.

4 pm – Fireside chat

  • Craig Arnold, Vice Dean for Innovation; Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Naveen Verma, Director of the Keller Center; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Associated Faculty in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Associated Faculty in the Princeton Institute of Materials (PRISM)

4:30 pm – Demo stations and networking reception

5:30 pm – Award ceremony and closing remarks

6 pm – Event concludes

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