The Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund awards gap funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of nascent technologies from university labs into commercial development and, ultimately, the global marketplace.
The Office of the Dean for Research provides funding to support the University’s thriving research community in ways that complement and supplement traditional funding sources. These internal funding sources include:
Fund Your Startup
The Faculty New Ventures Assistance Fund was set up in 2016, following a recommendation of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee, to provide assistance to Faculty and Staff considering a startup company as a mechanism for translating their academic research. The Fund provides up to $15,000 of support for the entrepreneurial activities of Princeton researchers in a number of areas key to successful new venture formation, such as market research and analysis, business plan writing, team building, and financial or legal administration. Faculty are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas with OTL prior to submission - please contact Tony Williams, New Ventures Associate, to learn more.
The OTL has built relationships with a number of angels and early stage investment groups who are looking to invest in Princeton startups at the seed, or even pre-seed stage, and we are happy to provide introductions as needed. These groups include: