Faculty Research Forum: Intellectual Property and Innovation

Many technologies and innovations developed at Princeton have the potential to become the basis for a new business venture or further development through a partnership with industry. This session will introduce new faculty to Princeton's innovation ecosystem, which offers support for activities including private sector research collaborations, intellectual property protection, and pathways to commercialization. The discussion will answer your questions about what Princeton programs are available to facilitate research and development, launch a start-up and connect entrepreneurs with external resources.  

  • Patents and other forms of IP
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Sponsored research collaborations 
  • Research with Princeton database
  • Startups and entrepreneurship
  • Licensing technologies


Combined Session

Moderator:  Coleen Burrus, Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

Additional participants:

  • Elizabeth Adams, Director, Office of Research and Project Administration
  • Karla Ewalt, Associate Dean for Research
  • Kelly Freidenfelds, Senior Associate Director, Corporate Engagement and  Foundation Relations
  • Michael Hodges, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations
  • Maureen Thompson-Siegel, Senior Grant and Contract Administrator, Office of Research and Project Administration