More specifically, the bill, last legislative session’s S-2442, uses underutilized funds to create a fellowship program to attract the next generation of innovators to New Jersey, helping to enhance technological research and develop an innovative ecosystem and creative network.
“It will create greater opportunities for the workforce, develop this state’s future workforce pipeline and open new avenues for success with a top-notch innovation network,” Senator Kean said. “New Jersey needs all of these things to be a true economic force once again.”
Last session’s S-2442 is among several “Fostering Innovation” bills announced by Senator Kean during a tour of one of New Jersey’s key innovation engines, Bell Labs.
It is the second bill signed into law from the Senate Republican’s 36-bill package to jumpstart job creation and economic growth without costing taxpayers extra money. So far, 21 of the bills have garnered Democrat sponsorship, and more than a dozen advanced through the legislature last session.