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Innovation Ecosystem

Rutgers Introduces Faculty Research Portal; New Website Aims to Support Research

Rutgers RNew Brunswick, NJ, August 21, 2016 ― Rutgers this month announced its newest website, the Faculty Research Portal, is now live.

The aim of the new website is to serve as a one-stop shop for research-related needs and to provide user-friendly information about grant submission and management, finding funding, research regulatory affairs, and related processes.

A team in Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) created the site, along with a new website supporting the PREP program for early career faculty.

New Jersey Business Publishes ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ Special Supplement; Highlights Academic-Industry Collaborations

NJ Business Innovation Ecoysystem 2016Trenton, NJ, June 9, 2016New Jersey Business magazine, a publication of New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) has published a special supplement, “Innovation Ecosystem: Forging Academic & Industry Collaborations,” that was unveiled this week at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) annual international convention in San Francisco.

The supplement includes profiles of Montclair State University, Rowan University, Rutgers University and Stevens Institute of Technology.

In the report’s introductory letter, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks wrote, “Now, more than ever, our New Jersey colleges and universities are becoming fully engaged partners with business and industry.  Together, we are conducting exciting research, equipping students with industry-valued credentials and degrees, while driving innovation that will keep us competitive in the global economy.” Continue reading

NJBIA: New Partnership to Foster Innovation in NJ Receives Approval of Assembly Higher Education Committee

Innovation Ahead signTrenton, NJ, May 26 2016 ― The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) reported that a new partnership to foster innovation in New Jersey received the approval of the Assembly Higher Education Committee last week.

A-1668, which establishes the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and Business Partnerships, would promote innovation by helping businesses and academia work more closely together.

NJBIA supported the bill, which was first introduced last session in the Senate, now S-354.

The commission would bring together leaders in academia, business and state government to identify and stimulate academic-business collaborations to advance economic development and employment. Continue reading

Rutgers Corporate Engagement Team Creates New Business Portal

Rutgers 250 AnniversaryNew Brunswick, NJ, December 2, 2015 ― The Corporate Engagement Team at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has created a completely new version of its Business Portal, which is a website designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community.

The Business Portal offers users easy access to four key areas—research, technology licensing, professional development and recruiting—and provides two robust internal search functions and clear pathways to Rutgers’ Corporate Engagement Team, Office of Research Commercialization and Rutgers Translational Sciences.

“Rutgers is committed to working with industry in New Jersey, and this website is just one of the tools that we’ve developed to accomplish that strategic objective,” said Christopher J. Molloy, senior vice president for research and economic development.   Continue reading

NJPRO Publishes ‘The Road to an Innovation Ecosystem: Highlights fromt Five Year’

NJPRO small logoTrenton, NJ, October 5, 2015 ― On October 1, Innovation New Jersey — a diverse coalition of industry, higher education and government — celebrated its five-year anniversary with a look back at what has been accomplished since its founding, and a peek into the future as to where New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem is headed.

To commemorate New Jersey’s success, the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation released “The Road to an Innovation Ecosystem: Highlights from the Past Five Years.”  The report focuses on: Continue reading

HINJ and NJBIA Celebrate Innovation NJ’s 5th Anniversary; Looks Back at — and Forward to — Growing NJ’s Innovation Ecosystem

3D pills (high quality render)Bedminster Township, NJ, October 1, 2015 ― Five years ago, two of New Jersey’s top business organizations — the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) — joined forces to promote greater collaboration between higher education and business so New Jersey could enjoy the economic benefits of an innovation ecosystem.

Today, Innovation New Jersey, a diverse coalition of industry, higher education and government, celebrated its five-year anniversary with a look back at what has been accomplished since its founding, and a peek into the future as to where New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem is headed.

University, business and government representatives from throughout New Jersey joined together to celebrate the  achievements of the past five years — from changing the culture of industry-university relations, to the restructuring of our higher education system to adopting policies to promote STEM education. Continue reading

Opinion: Celgene’s Hugin Encourages a Robust ‘Ecosystem of Biomedical Innovation’

Washington, DC, April 9, 2014Writing in The Hill, Robert J. Hugin, Chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), writes: 

America’s status as the research lab for the world is no longer secure.

According to a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Asian investments in biomedical research and development have increased 51 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. R&D expenditures have fallen 9 percent.  That’s a $12-billion decline.

Those numbers should serve as a wake-up call to America’s leaders in both the public and private sectors.  The federal government, academia, and private research-driven firms are equally important parts of our nation’s innovation ecosystem.  The more effectively they work together, the faster the fruits of their research can improve people’s lives and reduce the burden on the healthcare system. Continue reading