Dec 2, 2021, 11:00 am12:00 pm


Event Description

It’s a long journey from a discovery spawned in research to a successful company selling a product or service based on that discovery.  In this panel, moderated by Richard Hay Jr. of the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, faculty members who have taken that journey share their experiences and advice.

Covered topics include: product research & development, customer discovery and validation, financing, intellectual property, scaling, talent acquisition, and how a professor can add value to a company. The panelists represent a variety of disciplines and companies at different stages of maturity.


This session was part of Engage 2021, Princeton University's 2nd annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference. The conference was live streamed December 1-2, 2021. Engage brings together researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry, government and stakeholders from throughout the innovation ecosystem to catalyze the transformation of research into innovations that impact the world. Engage 2021 was hosted by Princeton Innovation and organized by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.


Princeton Innovation is the University’s campus-wide initiative to extend the benefits of Princeton discoveries into the world to create solutions for humanity. Princeton Innovation emerges from the University’s commitment to service, research and education.


Session Date and Time: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET


Speakers: Clifford P. Brangwynne - June K. Wu '92 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Director, Princeton Bioengineering, Princeton University

Ed Felten - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist; Robert E. Kahn Professor, Computer Science & Public Affairs, Emeritus, Offchain Labs, Inc. & Princeton University

Sharon Goldberg - Boston University Computer Science, CEO and Co-Founder, BastionZero

Richard Hay, Jr. - Senior Associate Director for Corporate Engagement, Princeton University

Milan Mrksich - Northwestern Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern VPR, Founder, SAMDI Tech, Northwestern University


This session was organized by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations.