Princeton, NJ - According to Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research, "The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Northeast Hub is one of five new hubs announced this week in a nationwide NSF-funded network of universities formed to accelerate the economic impact of federally funded research — delivering benefits in health care, energy and the environment, computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced materials and other areas — while building skills and opportunities among researchers from all backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship."
Harrisburg, PA - According to SSTI, "The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in partnership with a student team at Carnegie Mellon University has developed a new Innovation Economy Dashboard that is intended to help inform policymaking decisions based on reliable data. The dashboard and an accompanying report on Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy originated from Gov. Tom Wolf’s January 2020 proposal to spur innovation across the state, focusing on the entrepreneurial ecosystem and growing tech sectors."
Washington DC - A new Congressional Research Service (CRS) primer provides an overview of the bioeconomy and offers some potential federal policy considerations for strengthening the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global bioeconomy. Although it does not cover individual sectors that contribute to the bioeconomy, it gives a broad, macro-level perspective that may aid in a general understanding of that segment of the economy. The report offers an overview of past federal and legislative bioeconomy initiatives, but notes that it is not a comprehensive compilation of those activities.
Columbus, OH - According to Colin Edwards of SSTI, "Understanding how federal funding for the science and engineering (S&E) activities of the nation’s institutions of higher education (IHEs) is distributed locally within states can help innovation leaders develop programs and policies tailored more carefully to the varying conditions of regional innovation economies."
Trenton, NJ - According to Esther Surden, "Have you received a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program grant? If so, the State of New Jersey has matching funds for you. The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology has just started accepting applications for a $1.25 million round of grant funding through its SBIR/STTR Direct Financial Assistance Program on Monday, August 16."
Trenton, NJ - According to Esther Surden, "The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) awarded a total of $748,000 in seed grant funding to 10 New Jersey clean technology-focused startups through its Clean Tech Seed Grant Program. Additional money from this program will be awarded later this year. The program, which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), is designed to help accelerate the development and innovation of clean technologies by furthering research and development (R&D) within New Jersey’s startup economy. The Clean Tech Seed Grant Program was created in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)."
Trenton, NJ - California’s scheme is often seen as a blueprint for NJ’s future, but it could reduce viable options and slow the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Much has been made in New Jersey of a California-dictated all-electric-truck future, but this approach could actually delay progress and ignore faster, cheaper and smarter ways to reduce emissions.
Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University is among the first in the region to join a new, Princeton University-led innovation network designed to transform scientific discoveries into new commercial ventures. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Northeast Hub brings together eight institutions from Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to develop a diverse and inclusive innovation workforce. The consortium is backed by a $15 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Trenton, NJ - In 1876, when Thomas Edison wanted a place to pursue his scientific dreams, he built Menlo Park Laboratory in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Less than a decade later, what is now the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was founded in nearby New Brunswick. Two years later health care giant Johnson and Johnson opened shop there. In 1905 what is now the Bristol Myers Squibb research-and-development facility joined the county’s roster.
Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) congratulates startup companies that recently graduated from the fifth cohort of the Multicultural Innovation Lab (MCIL). The MCIL, Morgan Stanley's in-house startup accelerator, promotes financial inclusion and provides access to capital for early stage technology and tech-enabled companies led by women and multicultural entrepreneurs. It was the first accelerator accepted into NJEDA´s NJ Accelerate program in late 2020.
Useful Stats: Nearly 90 percent of all federal support to colleges and universities for science & engineering in 2019 came from just three agencies
Columbus, OH - According to Colin Edwards of SSTI, "Federal funding is a major source of support for the science and engineering (S&E) activities of the nation’s institutions of higher education (IHEs). This week’s edition of Useful Stats shows that in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available), the vast majority — 87.6 percent or $33.4 billion— of that federal support came from only three agencies: the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD)."
Columbus, OH - According to SSTI, "The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has launched the FY 2021 $2 million STEM Talent Challenge to support programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent and fuel regional innovation economies across the nation. The challenge will provide funding for work-and-learn programs to increase America’s workforce in emerging and transformative sectors such as space commerce, aeronautics, digital manufacturing, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity. "
Trenton, NJ - According James Barrood, "We’re seeing the early signs of an explosion of entrepreneurship that seems likely to accelerate throughout the rest of 2021, and hopefully beyond. This surge of entrepreneurship is resulting from a confluence of trends that is restoring a healthier level of entrepreneurial activity nationwide — indeed, worldwide."
Trenton, NJ - According to James Barrood, "Everyone knows the Silicon Valley model of startup ecosystems: regions worldwide have sought to replicate it ever since. But startup ecosystems are moving to the cloud, where community and resources can be sourced globally. This has powerful implications."
Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University researchers are developing promising ideas and new technology in their labs—the trick is getting their new inventions out into the marketplace. The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the commercialization process.
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