Washington DC - According to Daniel Castro, "While tech issues may not be driving most voters to the polls, they will have a significant impact on the U.S. economy, including jobs and economic growth."
Princeton, NJ - According to Anthony Vecchione, "Princeton-based growth equity firm Edison Partners announced on Thursday it is leading a $10 million investment in Hoboken-based Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a provider of remote patient monitoring."
Trenton, NJ - According to Esther Surden, "Jim Barrood recently wrapped up five eventful and productive years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council. Before he moves on to new challenges, we wanted to do an exit interview on his experiences at the Tech Council."
Washington DC - According to Joe Kennedy, "Now that the deficit-financed mini-boom is over, economic growth is settling back into what seems to be its new, long-term normal of slightly over 2 percent per year. This is a big problem, because the health of our political and financial systems is closely linked to growing incomes. A future with 3 percent growth is much better than one with only 2 percent growth."
Why Federal R&D Policy Needs to Prioritize Productivity to Drive Growth and Reduce the Debt-to-GDP Ratio
Washington DC - According to Robert D. Atkinson, "The federal government should significantly increase spending on research and development that specifically targets technologies likely to boost productivity in order to spur growth and reduce the budget deficit."
Bridgewater, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh invites girls in grades seven and eight to apply to the Commission on the Status of Women’s fourth annual STEM program. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School located on Vogt Drive. The program is limited to 90 girls. The deadline to apply is Oct. 4.
From ROI-NJ By James Barrood, N.J. Technology Council
On my recent trip to Sweden, I saw the cashless society in action. By one estimate, only 1% of the Swedish economy now operates on bills and coins. That’s a tenth of the rate elsewhere in Europe, and one-eighth of the rate here. The New York Times says only about 1 in 10 Swedes paid for anything in cash last year, and I hardly recall seeing any of them while I was there. Please read more here.
Hillsborough-based manufacturing efficiency company Vantage Solutions announced Tuesday it is supporting the Food and Drug Administration pilot for verification router service testing sponsored by Rfxcel, a track and trace software provider with solutions to help organizations track their entire supply chain and meet regulatory compliance requirements. The FDA-approved pilot is structured to enable transparency and open testing. Please read more here.
Princeton University core facilities will be among those participating in this event organized by Rutgers University.
The New Jersey Core Facility Showcase will highlight the research services that are provided by academic institutions from around the state. These services span all disciplines including structural biology, genomics, imaging and materials science. Flash talks and poster presentations by core facilities will provide attendees (faculty, staff and potential industry customers) with first-hand insight into the services that are available in New Jersey. This event is catalyzed by the recent release of the ResearchwithNJ platform, which highlights research expertise and core facility operations at Rutgers, Princeton, Montclair State, Rowan, NJIT and Stevens. Read more here.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer
The devastating effects of addiction — to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, opioids — are well documented. But video and computer games, cybersex and online porn, Internet gambling and surfing, texting and emailing, social media platforms, online auctions, and shopping can be every bit as addictive as substances.
In our practice at the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, we’ve seen numerous lives destroyed or derailed by technological addictions. People have gotten so caught up in virtual worlds that they’ve lost jobs, money, and loved ones in the real world. Reports from South Korea and Alabama tell stories of parents so engrossed in gaming that they neglected and even starved their own children. Read more here.
Privacy, data security, data quality, mobile apps and wearables dominated a Health Care Technology panel discussion presented by NJBIZ on Aug. 27 in Somerset. Moderated by Dean Paranicas, president and chief executive officer of HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, a panel of experts discussed broad themes involving providers, patients and insurance companies. They also addressed some of the challenges that technology poses for the health care industry. You can read more here, plus watch a video recording of the entire event.
New Jersey Founders & Funders enables early stage businesses to meet with potential investors in 10-minute, one-on-one “speed dating” sessions to discuss strategy, business models and funding opportunities. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs.
Each participating entrepreneur meets an average of six investors in curated one-on-one meetings during the event. Follow-up responses from attendees at the November 2018 New Jersey Founders & Funders event indicated that over 90% of those participants secured additional meetings with at least one investor. Entrepreneurs interested in participating in New Jersey Founders & Funders can apply online at https://application.njeda.com/tls/.
Participation is a on a first-come-first-served basis. Sponsored by the NJEDA Technology and Life Sciences team.
Trenton, NJ - The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is honored to present the 2019-2020 class of the Governor’s STEM Scholars (GSS). The GSS Advisory Board selected 95 of New Jersey’s best and brightest STEM students to join the sixth Governor’s STEM Scholars class. The scholars hail from twenty of the twenty-one counties in New Jersey.
Trenton, NJ - Project teams from nine New Jersey municipalities and counties convened in Trenton to present their plans for building or augmenting their local innovation ecosystems. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) solicited these plans through a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) under the Innovation Challenge, a new initiative announced by Governor Phil Murphy in July 2018, as part of his vision for restoring New Jersey’s preeminence in innovation. These nine municipalities and counties were awarded contracts for $100,000 each in November 2018.
Trenton, NJ - According to the NJBIZ STAFF, "Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill establishing a STEM program intended to help provide nonpublic school children with the resources essential to succeeding in the technologically driven world. The New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 2660, which will provide grants for STEM teachers in nonpublic schools. The bill takes effect immediately."
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