The 2016 Edison Patent Award winners — which include Merck & Co., Inc. and Immunomedics, two member companies of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — are:
- Agriculture: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (
- Biotechnology: Immunomedics
- Defense: Lockheed Martin
- Drug Delivery Technology: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- Enabling Technology: NJIT
- Energy: Siemens
- Industry Process: Honeywell
- Industrial Product: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company
- Medical Device: Merck & Co., Inc.
- Medical Technology: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Telecommunications: Nokia Bell Labs
- Telecommunications: TE Connectivity
- Science & Technology Medal: Marcus Weldon, Ph.D., President, Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia Corporate Chief Technology Officer
- Chairman’s Award: Caren Franzini, Former CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- Educator of the Year: Nariman Farvardin, Ph.D., President, Stevens Institute of Technology
The reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.; reception to follow. Dress is black-tie optional.
For event information, click here.
For the event invitation, including a list of the 2016 honorees, click here.
For the event response card, click here.
For more than half a century, the Chatham-based Research & Development Council of New Jersey has been dedicated to cultivating an environment supportive of the advancement of research and development in New Jersey.
Established in 1962, the Council was created to serve as a unified voice for the three R&D sectors — industry, academia and government — to work with the State to create an environment R&D could thrive in.
The R&D Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose membership includes representatives from academia, government and industry, including several Fortune 500 companies.
More information can be found at the R&D Council’s website at www.rdnj.org.