NJBIA's Public Policy Forum: The Road to Recovery REGISTER

Funding is aimed at programs that can help startups with proof-of-concept and commercialization and provide operations support for organizations that provide early-stage funding.

USEDA Launches 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies Program Competition
USEDA is now accepting applications for the 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding. The RIS Program, operated by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), continues to increase regional capacity to bring technologies to market and grow innovative companies.

Here’s to Your Health: Support Biomedical Innovation in 2019
According to Debbie Hart, “How many times did you hear, ‘Here’s to good health’ this holiday season? As we age, we become increasingly aware of the importance of good health. That’s one reason so many people felt hopeful about a recent announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency approved more than 50 new molecular entities in 2018.”

Governor Murphy Announces Grants to Advance Computer Science for All Initiative
As part of Governor Phil Murphy’s “Computer Science for All” initiative to advance STEM education, the Governor and the New Jersey Department of Education today announced that the State will award $2 million in Advanced Computer Science Grants to 29 schools across New Jersey.

Rowan Announces $3+ Million in Funding for Research in Camden
Rowan University has announced the first grants of the Camden Health Research Initiative, a $50-million pledge by the University to fund research in and/or impacting the City of Camden during the next 10 years.

One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities
According to Edward Jung, “Is anyone really surprised by Amazon’s announcement that it will build its new headquarters in two large, affluent East Coast metropolitan areas? Amazon’s decision is yet another data point in the increasing concentration of wealth in big multinational companies and large urban centers.”

Identifying Peer States for Technology-based Development
According to Jonathan Dworin, “While competition between states over business incentives and headquarters attraction is often derided, new research published in the Journal of Technology in Society suggests that competition in technology-based economic development is hardly a zero-sum game…

According to Jonathan Dworin, “While competition between states over business incentives and headquarters attraction is often derided, new research published in the Journal of Technology in Society suggests that competition in technology-based economic development is hardly a zero-sum game…

Useful Stats: NSF SBIR Success Rates by State (2008-2017)
The National Science Foundation (NSF), the fifth largest distributor of SBIR awards among federal agencies, received more than 20,000 proposals over the decade long period from 2008 to 2017, approving more than 3,600 (16.8 percent), according to an SSTI analysis of NSF data.

How Big Companies Can Innovate Like Small Startups Gary Pisano, professor of business administration at Harvard, rejects the narrative that only scrappy startups are nimble enough to innovate. He believes large, established firms can adapt and evolve, but they have to go about it differently than their small-sized competitors. In his new book, Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation, Pisano offers a three-pronged approach for innovation…

Upcoming Events

BioNJ’s 2019 Annual Dinner Meeting & Innovation Celebration
When: Thu, February 7, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Hilton East Brunswick


The Faces of Our Work Force: Diversity and Inclusion Success Strategies
When: Tue, February 12, 5pm – 8pm

Emerging Tech Trends for 2019
When: Thu, February 21, 4pm – 7pm
Where: Maestro Technologies, Inc., 1 W State St, Trenton

2019 Venture Conference Pitch Application – Deadline
When: Friday, Mar 1, 2019