Trenton, NJ, December 6, 2013 ― The Star-Ledger’s Tom De Poto reports that New Jersey has awarded 54 tech and biotech companies about $1.1 million each through its Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer program.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority yesterday said since the program was established in 1999, about $770 million has been awarded to more than 490 companies. Read the rest of this entry »
New Brunswick, NJ, December 6, 2013 ― In Dr. Brian Strom’s eyes, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) has an opportunity that occurs rarely in higher education: the chance to create “a perfectly shaped health care system” that serves an entire state, reports Jeff Tolvin.
“We can create it for New Jersey,” Strom told an audience of faculty and staff gathered in Newark to welcome Strom on Monday, December 2, his first official day as the inaugural chancellor of Rutgers RBHS.
Strom, a renowned epidemiologist, award-winning teacher and clinician and longtime academic leader at the University of Pennsylvania, also met with faculty and staff in a similar “town hall” setting in Piscataway later that day. Read the rest of this entry »
Seven entrepreneurial teams triumph at Newark Innovation event, earn spot in NJIT accelerator program
December 3, 2013 Take a battery powered cane, goggles and wrist bands — each embedded with proximity sensors — and what do you get?
Laura Osorno was one of the winners of the Newark Innovation event, for developing a specific skin cream that would ease suffering caused by stretch marks among pregnant women and other groups.
New Jersey Institute of Technology undergraduate Fabio Arias believes it’s a distinct formula that will reduce injury and improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Read the rest of this entry.
Trenton, NJ, December 2, 2013 ― The Record has published the following guest opinion column by Michael W. Klein, J.D., Ph.D., executive director/CEO of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities:
One year ago, more than 1.5 million New Jersey residents voted in favor of the Building Our Future bond referendum. The bond issue was approved last November by 62.7 percent of all who cast a ballot.
To the voters of New Jersey, the leaders of the state colleges and universities are deeply grateful. These institutions now want to solidify their trust and confidence as we construct facilities backed by the bonds. We want New Jerseyans to know that their decision was the right one, providing a smart and worthy investment of precious public dollars. Read the rest of this entry »