Monmouth University launched its new Institute for Health and Wellness (IHW) with the hiring of its founding director, Belinda Anderson, Ph.D., M.A. Ed. September 18. The IHW is a campuswide initiative that will serve as a central health and wellness resource for the university and surrounding community. A hub for education, research, and community engagement, the IHW will leverage Monmouth University’s existing academic programs in the health fields and regional partnerships with hospitals and other community-based partners.
Washington DC - Companies employing more than 5,000 people represent nearly two-thirds (63.9 percent) of all business R&D in the United States, according to an analysis of NSF’s Business Research, Development, and Innovation Survey (BRDIS). With the recent release of more detailed numbers and to expand on a Useful Stats report from earlier this year, this analysis focuses on business R&D by company size. Small and mid-sized companies made up the highest share of business R&D in Alaska, New Mexico and Louisiana. In Delaware, Michigan and Oregon, large companies made up the highest share of business R&D.
Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) today announced it will be hosting a series of informational webinars for entrepreneurs to learn about NJ Ignite, a new program that provides rent support for technology and life sciences companies moving to incubators, accelerators, or other collaborative workspaces in New Jersey.
The governor’s office and Economic Development Authority are awarding nine grants of $100,000 each to local communities, aimed at fostering the local innovation economics across New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy’s office announced Thursday.
Called the Innovation Challenge Planning Fund, the EDA issued the grants to local communities which it felt demonstrated solid plans to grow their startup and innovation ecosystems, the governor’s office said. Read more here.
From NJ Spotlight
By Dean J. Paranicas, President & CEO, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
A core component of Gov. Murphy’s policy agenda is an “innovation economy.” We agree, as other states, countries and regions, looking to redefine their own economies, have become increasingly aggressive in attracting investment from innovator industries. If the bidding for Amazon’s second headquarters is any indication, the competition will only intensify.
The recipe for a successful innovation economy is clear and compelling: Combine great universities, great companies and a great workforce, add strong state support, and produce great ideas that yield great innovations.
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Washington DC - According to Jonathan Dworin of SSTI, "Federal funding for S&E R&D grew by $7.2 billion from 2002 to 2016, reaching more than $31.6 billion. This represents a 29.4 percent increase during the period, or approximately 2.0 percent per year, according to an SSTI analysis of data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Among states, California ($4.3 billion), New York ($2.4 billion), and Maryland ($2.3 billion) received the most in federal funds for S&E R&D in 2016, while Baltimore ($2.0 billion), New York City ($1.7 billion), and Boston ($1.3 billion) led among metropolitan areas."
Washington DC - According to Jonathan Dworin of SSTI, "Colleges and universities that conduct research and development around science and engineering are central to technology-based economic development strategies and are at the core of America’s innovation hubs. The distribution of science and engineering R&D at colleges and universities (S&E R&D) – already distributed unevenly across the country— appears to have grown radically more so since the Great Recession. In fact, SSTI analysis using data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics reveals that approximately 60 percent of all new funds for S&E R&D at colleges and universities from 2008 to 2016 went to institutions in just three states: Maryland, California and New York."
New Brunswick, NJ - The New Jersey Hospital Association announced the start-up of a new data and informatics center, charged with tapping data to better understand some of the state’s most pressing health challenges and the economics of healthcare. The goal is to inform the system transformation necessary to improve the health of New Jerseyans. The NJHA Center for Health Analytics, Research and Transformation (CHART) will use information from an array of sources and apply analytics and predictive modeling to identify and better understand underlying problems and work with its members, policy experts and others to explore solutions.
New Brunswick, NJ - According to Daniel J. Munoz of NJBIZ, "Rutgers University will be the recipient of a $1.4 million federal Elder Justice Innovation Grant in support of its research on the health and wellness of senior citizens, U.S Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, both Democrats, said in a joint statement. Dr. XinQi Dong, who heads the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, will use the funds to research how to protect senior citizens with disease such as Alzheimer’s and dementia from neglect, abuse and financial exploitation."
Trenton, NJ - Kim Case, executive director of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, has been selected as one of 20 fellows in LEAD STEM, a national leadership development experience. Over the coming year, Case will be educated on critical skills to impact current local learning opportunities while shaping the global future of education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As the executive director of the Research & Development Council, Case leads the strategic vision of the organization, which includes initiatives that drive excellence in STEM education and workforce development.
Trenton, NJ - According to Nicole Sandelier of NJBIA, "Venture capital is essential for developing the economy of the future. Some of the most successful and prosperous businesses today did not exist 15 years ago, and now, technologies such as voice command software and artificial intelligence are redefining our expectations as consumers and business owners."
New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Tech Council is developing a Mid Atlantic Immunology & Oncology Conference which will showcase I/O efforts taking place among companies and universities in the mid-Atlantic region. This conference will take place on November 15 at the John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, 92 2nd St, Hackensack with a proposed 4 pm start time. The goal of the conference, sponsored by the accounting firm RSM, is to give an overview of research in the region and establish a network among researchers.
Questions or inquires should be sent to sent to Paul at email@example.com. Submission form can be found by clicking here.
Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: Thursday, November 1 at 11 pm
Investor Emil C. Herkert Channels Decades of Experience into Shaping the Next Generation of New Jersey Entrepreneurs
Trenton, NJ - As the principal founder of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Highlanders Angel Network, investor Emil C. Herkert is a regular participant in the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA’s) Founders & Funders events. Held semi-annually at the EDA’s Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) in North Brunswick, New Jersey Founders & Funders events pair investors with entrepreneurs in 10-minute, “speed dating” sessions to discuss strategy, business models and funding opportunities. Herkert brings nearly 40 years’ worth of fundraising experience to these sessions.
As the United States government increases tariffs, small businesses should become familiar with what imported products are impacted so they can make informed business decisions. Recently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) offered employers resources on how to deal with changes in imports and exports.
“U.S. businesses may request that individual imported products be excluded from the new tariff charges; and U.S. producers may also comment on why certain exclusions should be denied,” said SBA official Peter Cazamias in a recent blog post. He also provides a list of U.S. Government resources for more information. Read more.
From New Jersey Business Magazine
The New Jersey Hospital Association announced the start-up of a new data and informatics center, charged with tapping data to better understand some of the state’s most pressing health challenges and the economics of healthcare. The goal is to inform the system transformation necessary to improve the health of New Jerseyans. Read more here.
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