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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

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Innovation

Stevens Institute of Technology Team Named Finalist in 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition

Hoboken, NJ, October 17, 2017 — A Stevens Institute of Technology Senior Design team has been named one of only six undergraduate finalists for the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition, which honors the nation’s top collegiate inventors.

The students devised CerebroSense, a device that can monitor and measure exposed brain tissue from a distance, which reduces complications during and after open-brain surgery.

The Senior Design team, who have all graduated, includes David Ferrara, Andrew Falcone and Maria De Abreu Pineda. Continue reading

Rep. LoBiondo Announces CCIA Awarded $2.5 Million to Build Food Commercialization Center in Bridgeton

 

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

Washington, DC, October 6, 2017 — U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) yesterday announced that the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for construction of a Food Industry Commercialization Center adjacent to the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton.

It is expected that 190 jobs will be created.

“Capitalizing on our region’s natural strengths and the success of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, the development of a Food Commercialization Center in Bridgeton will create local jobs, encourage additional private investment and grow the local economy,” said LoBiondo. Continue reading

NJBIA’s Innovation Summit 2017: Reinvent Your Business to Compete in the 21st Century Economy

Newark, NJ, October 5, 2017 — NJBIA’s Steve Wilson reports businesses need not be discouraged about the marketplace challenges of the 21st century economy. The innovation they need to take advantage of new technologies and new processes is well within their reach if they are willing to embrace change.

At NJBIA’s Innovation Summit on September 27, three long-established companies and the U.S. military showed how they are using innovation to not just survive, but to lead the way for change.

“We are about to go through an era that’s been called disruptive technology,” said Don Sebastian, president and CEO of the NJ Innovation Institute. “The cliff notes version is: You’re likely to become a dinosaur replaced by mammals.” Continue reading

Event: NJBIA to Host 2nd Annual Innovation Summit on September 27; Focus on ‘Reimagining Your Company to Drive Innovation’

Trenton, NJ, September 25, 2017 — The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) will host its second annual Innovation Summit on Wednesday, September 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the National Conference Center at 399 Monmouth St., East Windsor, NJ.

The theme of the summit is “Reimagining Your Company to Drive Innovation.”

The half-day event will bring together thought leaders and feature both successful venture capitalists and internationally recognized CEOs who will tell their story on what it takes to cultivate innovation in your business. Continue reading

SSTI Recognizes Outstanding Initiatives Driving Regional Prosperity, Innovation; NJ Innovation Institute Among 2017 Honorees

Washington, DC, September 22, 2017 — From teaching high school students in rural western Kentucky how to become entrepreneurs to connecting entrepreneurs with a worldwide network of partners in a virtual hub, organizations are finding innovative ways to build regional prosperity.

Four outstanding examples — including New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Health IT Connections program — were recognized September 14 by the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), a national organization working to strengthen initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

NJ Launches ’65 by ’25: Many Paths One Future’ Campaign; Higher Ed, Labor, Educators Partner with Business for Competitive, Innovative and Prosperous State

Princeton, NJ, September 20, 2017 — More than 100 education, business and industry leaders took part in the official launch yesterday of New Jersey’s 65 by ’25: Many Paths, One Future campaign at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters in Princeton.

With the pace of innovation rapidly accelerating, New Jersey must provide real economic opportunities for residents by supporting and creating pathways for everyone to acquire the skills and education that will help them secure rewarding careers.

According to the latest data available, 50.2 percent of New Jersey’s workers have some level of education or training beyond high school — well short of the 65 percent economists say will be needed by 2025 to meet the demand for a skilled labor workforce equipped with high-quality, industry-valued post-secondary credentials. Continue reading

Hundreds of Thousands Rallied, But Where Does the March for Science Go Now?

Washington, DC, September 19, 2017 — Lev Facher reports on STAT that the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied on the National Mall and in cities worldwide for the March for Science in April came to be noticed.

It was a march meant to demonstrate enthusiasm and political clout, and by those measures, organizers believe they succeeded.

But as two dozen of them met in New York the following month for a debrief, they faced an obvious reality: A grass-roots organization that was quickly formed to plan a singular event was not, at least immediately, equipped for far-reaching and long-term science advocacy. Continue reading

Rutgers’ Business Portal Aims to Serve Innovation-Driven Corporate Community

New Brunswick, NJ, September 6, 20117 ― Rutgers University’s Corporate Engagement Team in 2015 launched a completely new version of its Business Portal, a website designed in consultation with industry leaders to serve New Jersey’s corporate community.

Rutgers’ new 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. Continue reading

Accenture Opens Innovation Center in Florham Park; Helping Clients Explore Business Applications of 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Robotics and More

Florham Park, NJ, August 29, 2017 — Senior correspondent Brenda Flanagan reported on “NJTV News” that there’s a 3-D printer hard at work in Accenture’s newest innovation center.

The just-opened Florham Park facility uses cutting edge tools to help solve business dilemmas. It turns out, this gadget can save time and money in unexpected places said Jenn Stefanowicz, associate manager for digital acceleration capability at Accenture. Continue reading

Trump Administration Unveils First Blueprint for Federal Investment in Science and Tech; Departs from Its Budget Request

President Donald Trump

Washington, DC, August 21, 2017 — Jeffrey Mervis reports in Science that President Donald J. Trump on August 17 translated his campaign promise to “make America great again” into his administration’s first blueprint for federal investment in science and technology.

The White House on issued a four-page memo telling federal agencies that their research dollars should be focused on delivering short-term dividends in strengthening national defense and border security, the economy, and “energy dominance,” as well as improving public health. Continue reading