Bloom, who was asked by New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks to lead the NJ delegation, will join other academic leaders to examine how MSMEs have the potential to make a long-lasting positive impact on global development needs, as the engine for economic growth and job creation.
The summit, being held today at the United Nations, will focus on how the collaboration between higher education and MSMEs helps to create an innovative ecosystem.
The strong partnership with higher education institutions like NJIT offers MSMEs access to state-of-the-art resources and enables a transfer of knowledge in the commercialization of research conducted on academic campuses through direct involvement with university incubators and student internships.
One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century.
NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills.
With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.
NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others.
NJIT is among the top U.S. polytechnic public universities in research expenditures, exceeding $130 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.