Innovation

  • Princeton’s annual technology celebration spotlights innovation and societal impact

    Monday, Nov 25, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Speaking at Princeton's annual technology showcase on Nov. 14, Princeton's inaugural Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney Priestley delivered Princeton's vision for engaging in entrepreneurship in ways that have societal impact.

    "Princeton's informal motto is 'In the nation’s service and the service of humanity,'" said Priestley, who is also a professor of chemical and biological engineering. "Our innovation efforts are very much in support of that motto.”

  • Princeton announces initiative to propel innovations in quantum science and technology

    Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Princeton University has announced the creation of the Princeton Quantum Initiative to foster research and training across the spectrum from fundamental quantum science to its application in areas such as computing, sensing and communications.

    The new initiative builds on Princeton's world-renowned expertise in quantum science, the area of physics that describes behaviors at the scale of atoms and electrons. Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize areas ranging from secure data transmission to biomedical research, to the discovery of new materials.

  • Demo Days showcase Princeton student entrepreneurs’ solutions to societal problems

    Monday, Aug 26, 2019
    by Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Lead and other toxic impurities plague water systems around the world, and in the U.S. have left some mayors clamoring for options.

    A team of Princeton University undergraduates is working on a solution.

    At the campus Demo Day presentation on Aug. 13, Princeton junior Dimitris Ntaras told a panel of experts that his team had produced a prototype water filter that “aggressively target[s] heavy metal contaminants,” striving “to ensure that no one has to drink from polluted water sources again.”

  • Princeton students Marquardt and Shah win Slavin Fellowships for work in entrepreneurship

    Friday, Aug 9, 2019
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    As another sign that entrepreneurship is booming at Princeton University, the Slavin Family Foundation awarded undergraduates Matthew Marquardt, a chemistry major in the Class of 2021, and Rohan Shah, a molecular biology major in the Class of 2020, with Slavin Fellowships for their work in entrepreneurship on campus and beyond. They are among 26 global recipients of the Slavin Fellowships. 

  • Entrepreneurship Club students help transfer Princeton biotech research to business ventures

    Friday, Aug 9, 2019
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    In front of a collection of industry representatives, Princeton faculty, staff and fellow students in early June, a new sub-team of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club named Alimtas BioVentures capped a year of unprecedented entrepreneurial work at the University. Alimtas, a self-managed team of Princeton undergrads, formed a multidisciplinary team to perform due diligence and develop a fundraising pitch deck for a technology developed by Princeton faculty.

  • SmartDriving Car Summit focuses on mobility for all

    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications

    As autonomous vehicles approach widespread adoption, it’s critical that diverse groups collaborate on policies and other measures that ensure the technology benefits people most in need of transportation, according to participants in a conference at Princeton last week.

  • Coping with growth: Conference presents ideas to shape future cities

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    by John Sullivan and Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

    Any attempt to address challenges of the future, from clean energy to a sufficient food supply, must grapple with the issues raised by the planet’s rapidly growing cities, speakers said Monday during a conference at Princeton University.

  • TigerTalks in the City: ‘Pathways to Entrepreneurship’

    Monday, Apr 15, 2019
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    At the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s TigerTalks in the City event March 28 at the offices of Silicon Harlem in Upper Manhattan, attendees were treated to a powerful, candid and occasionally lighthearted discussion on entrepreneurship by a panel of black Princeton alumni founders and investors. 

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