Montclair, New Jersey - According to New Jersey Spotlight, residents could get counseling on the basics, including how to open a secure, low-cost bank account and the importance of good credit
Trenton, New Jersey - According to the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, the commisison today announced that early-stage innovation companies engaged in the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) funding can now apply for financial assistance through the New Jersey SBIR/STTR Direct Financial Assistance Program. This marks the second consecutive year that CSIT is offering the program, which was created to enhance the state’s innovation economy by strengthening the competitiveness of Garden State businesses engaged in the federal SBIR/STTR Program. The application can be found at http://www.njeda.com/csit.
Four Rutgers Professors Named AAAS FellowsRutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS faculty honored for efforts to advance science
New Brunswick, New Jersey - According to Rutgers University, four Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor given to AAAS members by their peers.
They join 485 other new AAAS fellows as a result of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. A virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2021.
Trenton, New Jersey - According to the NJEDA, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that it has provided more than $165 million in COVID-19 relief to more than 30,000 businesses since March 2020. The Authority’s announcement comes in advance of the kickoff of most businesses’ holiday seasons, which begins with Thanksgiving and the accompanying retail-oriented holidays Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, my administration has focused on not only addressing the public health crisis the virus has caused but also providing economic support to the thousands of businesses and workers who have been impacted by the pandemic. The NJEDA has been central to these efforts, acting quickly to stand up new programs that have provided millions of dollars to more than 30,000 businesses in communities across our state,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “These efforts have been vital to getting us through the darkest days of the pandemic, and the NJEDA’s ongoing work will help many more businesses overcome the challenges they face today and make a strong recovery.”
Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index Ranks Massachusetts No. 1 with New Jersey on the Move
San Francisco, California -According to American Entrepreneurship Today, using 105 metrics to determine the knowledge economies of each state, the Milken Institute released its ranking of states in the areas of science and technology. While Massachusetts was ranked No. 1, New Jersey was noted for its movement up six spots from No. 20 to No. 14, one of two states with the largest gains---New Mexico being the other.
Princeton, New Jersey - According to ROI, Gov. Phil Murphy’s dream of returning New Jersey to its place as the nation’s leader in innovative companies and ideas got a boost Thursday when he announced the state’s two leading health systems and two leading universities will be anchor tenants at The Hub in New Brunswick.Princeton University, Rutgers University, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health will be the first tenants of The Hub, which is viewed as a new collaborative site in downtown New Brunswick designed to foster research, entrepreneurship, innovation and startup incubation in New Jersey.
Late Joachim Messing Receives Science and Technology Medal from Research & Development Council of New Jersey for His Groundbreaking Work as a Translational Scientist
New Brunswick, New Jersey - According to Rutgers University, internationally renowned Rutgers University scientist and former director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Joachim Messing, was posthumously honored as this year’s recipient of the Science and Technology Medal from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey for his groundbreaking work in shotgun DNA sequencing.
Morris Plains, New Jersey - According to ROI, there were inventions to help treat cancers, detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier and aid in blood clotting during surgeries … patents on products that will help produce energy-efficient windows, cleaner water, more environmentally friendly truck emissions and better oil lubricants … discoveries that will help better translate the written word, compress data and better encrypt information … models to detect drones and create a fusion-powered rocket engine.There was even a better toilet.
The 41st annual Edison Patent Awards had a little bit of everything. But, more than that, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey proved once again that innovation is alive and well in the state.
Westerville, Ohio - According to SSTI, Key findings from two independent research projects reveal the pandemic’s corrosive effect on the nation’s innovation commercialization capacity. The projects separately explored how two related innovation financing components — angel investment and venture capital — were reacting to the coronavirus-caused slowdown. Individually, the results might appear simply as yet more interesting curiosities about the pandemic. Considered together, however, and one begins to see the potential unraveling of the broader U.S. innovation tapestry required to support long-term economic prosperity. The impact is likely to be felt most strongly in those states and metropolitan areas with fragile regional innovation systems.
The evidence. First, last week’s issue of the Digest included a story presenting the results of the Angel Capital Association’s survey of its members. The survey found responding angel investors were more likely to concentrate any additional investments into their existing portfolios and only 15 percent were considering new deals. Nearly one-third of respondents were disinterested in making any additional investments at this time.
Trenton, New Jersey - According to the Governor's Office, Governor Phil Murphy today announced Princeton University, Rutgers University, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health will be the first tenants of The Hub, a new collaborative site in downtown New Brunswick designed to foster research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and start-up incubation in New Jersey.“This project is a major step in helping New Jersey reclaim its spot at the top of the innovation economy,” said Governor Murphy. “With its three core partners and first institutional tenant, The Hub will allow us to harness the collective experience of two of the country’s most prestigious research universities and two of its largest healthcare systems, which will serve to revolutionize research and development in our state.”
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will also serve to drive activity at The Hub.
Trenton, New Jersey - According to the NJEDA, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that female-founded ROAR Augmented Reality (ROAR) has become the first New Jersey company to close on an investment from Golden Seeds since the launch of the New Jersey chapter earlier this year.
The New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds was started in February to empower New Jersey’s female entrepreneurs through investments, mentorship, and education.
Golden Seeds is a nationwide angel investor network dedicated to investing in women-led startup companies. The organization has nearly 300 members that include accredited investors from a diverse range of locations, sectors, and backgrounds. Since its inception in 2005, Golden Seeds has invested over $135 million in nearly 200 companies. Despite COVID-19 impacting investing worldwide, Golden Seeds invested $8.6 million in 23 investments nationwide during the pandemic through September 30.
Westerville, Ohio - According to SSTI, the Senate released its draft appropriations bills for FY 2021 this week. Priorities for SSTI’s Innovation Advocacy Council did well, with increases for Build to Scale ($38.5 million, + $5.5 million from FY 2020) and FAST ($5 million, + $2 million) and level funding for Regional Innovation Clusters ($5 million).
Fairfield, New Jersey - According to New Jersey Business Magazine, both higher education institutions and corporations are leveraging each other in the innovation commercialization realm.As major corporations continue to reduce their basic research operations and also acquire small companies that possess appealing products/services, research-ready colleges and universities continue to engage the broader scenario with innovative products created in collaboration with corporate partners or, separately, developed entirely from scratch on their campuses and then commercialized.
Chatham, New Jersey - The Research and Development Council of New Jersey will host the 41st Annual Edison Patent Awards November 12 at 6:30 p.m.
“INNOVATE AND IMPACT: Information and Education for New Jersey Entrepreneurs & Innovators” scheduled for December 2.
Princeton, New Jersey- According to the Foundation for Health Advancement, the foundation will host "Innovate and Impact: Information and Education for Entrepreneurs and Innovators on December 2.
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