Innovation

  • The NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub has launched, and applications are now open for its inaugural innovation training program for researchers

    Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    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. 

  • Mohammad Seyedsayamdost to receive Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for method of discovering “hidden” antibiotics

    Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
    Mohammad 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.
  • Princeton-led technology for room-temperature vaccines and biological drugs selected as finalist in Science Center QED research accelerator program

    Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    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.

  • Metropolis Project backs solutions for safer, more resilient cities

    Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021
    by Molly Sharlach, School of Engineering & Applied Science

    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.

  • 'See-through soil' could help farmers deal with future droughts

    Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
    by Adam Hadhazy, Office of Engineering Communications

    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.

  • Princeton Innovation video series

    Monday, Nov 9, 2020
    The 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.

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