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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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Small Business

U.S. House Passes Bill Enhancing Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

Westerville, OH, October 12, 2017 ― Jason Rittenberg reports on the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) news blog that the U.S. House this week passed H.R. 2763, which would amend the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in several significant ways.

Most notably, the bill would extend by five years the “assistance for administrative… costs,” which is used for outreach initiatives and some business and market assistance initiatives across agencies.

The bill would extend or implement other activities within SBIR/STTR, nearly all of which would improve the programs’ ability to support commercialization in parallel with technological development. Continue reading

EDA: Tech Meetups in Northern New Jersey Encourage Networking Among Entrepreneurs

Recovery Sign-postTrenton, NJ, April 26, 2016 ― Understanding that networking is vital to fostering innovation within the Garden State, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) routinely promotes events and gatherings through which entrepreneurs can share information and learn from one another.

New Jersey’s many technology Meetups create an atmosphere of collaboration and, through frequent events, provide a platform for entrepreneurs to discuss topics that affect their businesses.

Meetup organizers often invite industry leaders to these events to provide attendees insight into areas relevant to New Jersey’s thriving technology industry. In addition to in-person events, Meetup websites offer members an online forum to communicate, leading to a free-flowing exchange of ideas. The Meetups are free to join, but there may be fees for specific events. Continue reading

Small Businesses Throughout New Jersey Benefit from EDA Programs

Recovery Sign-postTrenton, April 19, 2016 ― As the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) continues its efforts to raise awareness of State resources available to small businesses and not-for-profit entities, organizations across New Jersey are realizing the benefits of EDA programs.

Espinosa Beef and Provisions Inc. in Hudson County, C&A Marketing in Middlesex County, and Millville Rescue Squad in Cumberland County are all investing and expanding in New Jersey with support from these programs.

“It’s encouraging to see such a diverse group of businesses recognizing benefits of financing options offered by the State,” said EDA Chief Executive Officer Melissa Orsen. “Small businesses and not-for-profits create jobs and provide valuable resources to our residents and communities.” Continue reading

Event: NJ Civil Justice Institute to Host Fall Legal Reform Conference on September 18

Trenton, NJ, August 29, 2015 ― The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute will host a half day conference on September 18 to increase awareness of the hidden legal risk that is blindsiding New Jersey businesses – private lawsuits over regulatory violations.

The event, which is being held at the Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will feature a networking breakfast, two panel discussions with lawmakers, including: Continue reading

SBIR Publishes September 2013 Update

September 4, 2103 — The following is the September 2013 Update from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.  Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.  By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. Continue reading