Throughout history, New Jersey has become synonymous with innovation – and rightfully so. The state was the workplace of Thomas Alva Edison – universally lauded as the greatest inventor ever. It is the birthplace of the transistor, band aid and motion picture camera, to name just a few examples. The state is also home to nine-time Nobel Prize winner Nokia Bell Labs, which is currently working on the next generation of internet technology.
“We have the most scientists and engineers per square mile in the world,” says Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.
This rich history planted the seeds for innovative industries such as biotechnology, telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and more, to grow into the high tech hubs, clusters and chests that we see within the state’s borders today. And yet, this growth is just beginning.
It takes more than just historical roots to maintain the innovative momentum that the state was able to spark throughout its history, so why else has New Jersey become such a hotbed for high-tech breakthroughs and inventions? Read more here.