“If necessity is the mother of invention, then a university may be the extended family that nurtures a discovery from its birth in a scientist’s lab through its trying experimental phases on the path to becoming a benefit to society. We often talk about this last stage, but it is an invention’s infancy and early development that usually require the most creativity and effort. Princeton inventors know—or at least they hope—that the knowledge they create or discover could treat a viral illness for which we have no cure, or help restore movement after a stroke, or guard pacemakers against malicious hackers.”
Pablo Debenedetti, Dean for Research
Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
A core part of Princeton’s mission is seeing the University’s fundamental research turned into practical applications that benefit the world.
As a leading research university in the heart of New Jersey, Princeton is committed to connecting with and fostering the innovation ecosystem in our home state.