Princeton's IP Accelerator Fund supports new technologies

Written by
Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Jan. 26, 2017

Six new technologies — from a method that enhances X-ray images to a strategy that eliminates cybersecurity threats — will receive University funding aimed at helping to transform promising discoveries from the laboratories at Princeton into widely available products and services for the benefit of society. 

The projects were chosen based on their potential to make a meaningful impact and on the promise that additional research conducted at Princeton will make the projects more attractive for further development by outside entities such as startup companies. The University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund provides up to $100,000 per project to be spent on additional proof-of-concept research, prototype development or other activities aimed at expanding the potential for innovation.

"Our aim is to help faculty members and their research teams accomplish the goal of seeing their discoveries reach the public where they can have a real-world effect, either through improving people's health, providing technological capabilities that boost our productivity and experiences, or through innovations that can improve our lives in ways that we haven't anticipated," said John Ritter, director of Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing. "That is what is exciting about university research."

The funded projects include innovations from across the spectrum of research areas, from biomedical and life sciences to engineering and physical sciences....