Aiming to propel discoveries made in university labs into everyday life, the new NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub launched this week and announced that applications are open for its first researcher training program. The program, in which researchers confront the challenges of creating successful startups and entrepreneurial ventures based on scientific and technological discoveries, kicks off Feb. 28 and runs through March 23 online.
- Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
- Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the creation of a method for discovering new anti-infective therapeutics, including drugs that treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The award, inaugurated in 2020, is given annually to a faculty member for an innovation that has the potential or demonstrated ability to address a critical challenge of importance to society. Seyedsayamdost will present an honorary lecture on Thurs., Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. online as part of Princeton’s Engage 2021 innovation and entrepreneurship conference.
- Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021
The NSF-funded Innovation Corps (I-Corps) hub, formed with partner institutions Rutgers and the University of Delaware plus affiliate universities throughout the region, will broaden diversity in entrepreneurship and cultivate startups in health care, energy and the environment, computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced materials and more.
- Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021
A method that enables the storage and transport of vaccines and life-saving drugs at room temperature, eliminating the need for expensive refrigeration or freezing, is one of 12 technologies selected for development through the Philadelphia-based University City Science Center. The Science Center’s QED Proof of Concept program connects university researchers with experts to transform life-sciences discoveries into products and services that benefit human health.
- Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021
Princeton’s Metropolis Project has awarded a new set of grants to investigate how pollutants move through cities; improve prediction of storm hazards; and test new technologies to prevent coastal flooding, harness solar energy, and help autonomous vehicles navigate in adverse weather.
- Friday, Apr 16, 2021
A new report released this week highlights the role of federally funded research at Princeton and other universities in catalyzing economic growth, creating jobs and fostering innovation in New Jersey and across the country.
- Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.
Hydrogel beads, tiny plastic blobs that can absorb a thousand times their weight in water, seem ideally suited to serve as tiny underground reservoirs of water. In theory, as the soil dries, hydrogels release water to hydrate plants’ roots, thus alleviating droughts, conserving water and boosting crop yields.
- Friday, Jan 29, 2021
It started as a failed experiment.
- Monday, Nov 16, 2020
Princeton University’s Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley announced three new programs that aim to build a better future through research and scholarship at Engage 2020, the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference held Nov. 4-6.
- Monday, Nov 9, 2020The Princeton Innovation video series features seven profiles of technologies that have a potential to make a difference. These technologies were featured at Celebrate Princeton Innovation, the University's annual technology showcase, held Nov. 5, 2020.