A state commission that once spearheaded the creation of academic high-tech centers and spurred collaboration between the state’s institutions of higher education and private industry was reborn today with the signing of Assembly Bill 3652 by Gov. Phil Murphy.
The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, formerly known as the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, “will promote the state as a home for academic and technological research and development and commercialization,” the governor said at this morning’s signing held at the Biotechnology Development Center (BDC) in North Brunswick.
He added, “New Jersey is getting back to its core mission of being a cutting-edge home for research and innovation that improves and saves lives, creates good jobs and changes our world for the better.”
The former science and technology commission was defunded in 2010 and during those eight years, “New Jersey’s reputation as a hub for technology and innovation languished,” the governor said.
The announcement was coupled with the formal debut of ResearchwithNJ.com, a free portal that showcases the state’s expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including the professional profiles of some 3,500 academic researchers from five research universities in the state.
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