Trenton, NJ - According to Esther Surden, "Have you received a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program grant? If so, the State of New Jersey has matching funds for you. The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology has just started accepting applications for a $1.25 million round of grant funding through its SBIR/STTR Direct Financial Assistance Program on Monday, August 16."
Trenton, NJ - According to Esther Surden, "The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) awarded a total of $748,000 in seed grant funding to 10 New Jersey clean technology-focused startups through its Clean Tech Seed Grant Program. Additional money from this program will be awarded later this year. The program, which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), is designed to help accelerate the development and innovation of clean technologies by furthering research and development (R&D) within New Jersey’s startup economy. The Clean Tech Seed Grant Program was created in partnership with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)."
Trenton, NJ - California’s scheme is often seen as a blueprint for NJ’s future, but it could reduce viable options and slow the transition to zero-emission vehicles. Much has been made in New Jersey of a California-dictated all-electric-truck future, but this approach could actually delay progress and ignore faster, cheaper and smarter ways to reduce emissions.
Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University is among the first in the region to join a new, Princeton University-led innovation network designed to transform scientific discoveries into new commercial ventures. The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Northeast Hub brings together eight institutions from Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania to develop a diverse and inclusive innovation workforce. The consortium is backed by a $15 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Trenton, NJ - In 1876, when Thomas Edison wanted a place to pursue his scientific dreams, he built Menlo Park Laboratory in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Less than a decade later, what is now the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was founded in nearby New Brunswick. Two years later health care giant Johnson and Johnson opened shop there. In 1905 what is now the Bristol Myers Squibb research-and-development facility joined the county’s roster.
Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) congratulates startup companies that recently graduated from the fifth cohort of the Multicultural Innovation Lab (MCIL). The MCIL, Morgan Stanley's in-house startup accelerator, promotes financial inclusion and provides access to capital for early stage technology and tech-enabled companies led by women and multicultural entrepreneurs. It was the first accelerator accepted into NJEDA´s NJ Accelerate program in late 2020.
Useful Stats: Nearly 90 percent of all federal support to colleges and universities for science & engineering in 2019 came from just three agencies
Columbus, OH - According to Colin Edwards of SSTI, "Federal funding is a major source of support for the science and engineering (S&E) activities of the nation’s institutions of higher education (IHEs). This week’s edition of Useful Stats shows that in 2019 (the most recent year for which data is available), the vast majority — 87.6 percent or $33.4 billion— of that federal support came from only three agencies: the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD)."
Columbus, OH - According to SSTI, "The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has launched the FY 2021 $2 million STEM Talent Challenge to support programs to train science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent and fuel regional innovation economies across the nation. The challenge will provide funding for work-and-learn programs to increase America’s workforce in emerging and transformative sectors such as space commerce, aeronautics, digital manufacturing, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity. "
Trenton, NJ - According James Barrood, "We’re seeing the early signs of an explosion of entrepreneurship that seems likely to accelerate throughout the rest of 2021, and hopefully beyond. This surge of entrepreneurship is resulting from a confluence of trends that is restoring a healthier level of entrepreneurial activity nationwide — indeed, worldwide."
Trenton, NJ - According to James Barrood, "Everyone knows the Silicon Valley model of startup ecosystems: regions worldwide have sought to replicate it ever since. But startup ecosystems are moving to the cloud, where community and resources can be sourced globally. This has powerful implications."
Glassboro, NJ - Rowan University researchers are developing promising ideas and new technology in their labs—the trick is getting their new inventions out into the marketplace. The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program accelerates the commercialization process.
Trenton, NJ - The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) recognized the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program – Pro Action Education Network (NJMEP) with its HINJ Excellence in STEM Education Award at the NJMEP’s South Jersey “State of the State of Manufacturing” conference.
Washington DC - According to Sharon O'Malley, "States are identifying industries with the most critical needs and matching job hunters with career coaches, free college tuition, computers, internet access, apprenticeships and more. As the pandemic-weary economy continues its recovery, businesses with positions to fill are struggling to hire enough employees, even though many job seekers are unable to find work."
Glassboro, NJ - Four Rowan University research teams have received grants from green energy company Ørsted to study environmental and engineering processes related to wind power. Ørsted has been approved by the state to build an offshore wind farm 15 miles off the southern New Jersey coastline. Rowan’s research projects would help develop new methods for evaluating seabed sediments before the foundations of the wind turbines are built, as well as monitoring the condition of structures over time.
Useful Stats: Federal support to colleges and universities for science & engineering by state and type of activity, 2019
Columbus, OH - According to Colin Edwards of SSTI, "Developing local assets and nurturing local talent in science and engineering (S&E) is paramount to productive innovation economies. Institutions of higher education (IHEs) are arguably the most important elements of these local knowledge-capital assets — housing physical R&D infrastructure, training new scientists and engineers, and creating and disseminating new knowledge across the academic, public, and private sectors. As such, understanding how federal funding to support S&E at IHEs is dispersed across states can help local innovation leaders develop programs and policies to continue growing their local innovation economies."
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