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Lenzie Harcum Joins EDA’s Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies

Lenzie Harcum

Lenzie Harcum

Trenton, NJ, August 26, 2016 — Corey McDonald report in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that Jersey City resident Lenzie Harcum has joined the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) as the manager of its Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), the agency announced.

Located between New Jersey’s two research bases — Rutgers and Princeton universities — CCIT is considered one of the most significant incubation facilities in the nation dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies.

Harcum will be responsible for all aspects of developing and administering CCIT programming.

“New Jersey has significant life sciences assets including a large pharmaceutical community, an impressive life sciences talent pool, local access to significant academic research and development base and affordable and appropriate lab real estate for entrepreneurial startups,” Harcum said in a news release.

“The New Jersey life sciences ecosystem,” he added, “has great strengths and I look forward to helping the community grow further.”

CCIT provides a wide array of resource and networking opportunities essential to a startup company, and Harcum will be tasked with developing relationships with the life sciences stakeholders throughout the state.

He is also tasked with helping develop new opportunities for the EDA within the state’s life sciences sector, resulting in increased technology-driven economic development.

Harcum previously worked at the New York City Economic Development Corp., where he served as vice president of the agency’s life sciences and healthcare team. He also spent some time leading the University of North Carolina’s technology program.

“With nearly two decades of experience in both the life sciences and economic development fields, Lenzie brings a breadth of knowledge to his position at CCIT,” EDA Chief Executive Officer Melissa Orsen said in a statement.

“Having such a talented individual at the helm of our life sciences incubator has the dual benefit of increasing CCIT’s visibility and providing yet another resource to help emerging companies grow at CCIT and beyond.”