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A new idea is only as good as your ability to connect it to how business does business. That perspective helped a team of students from the Stevens Institute of Technology take first prize in a hackathon…

Eyes on the Prize: Business, A.I. Skills Help Stevens Team Win Hackathon
If there’s one lesson Niraj Chaurasia, Medhavi Uniyal and Vidya Sagar Polaki have taken from their courses at Stevens Institute of Technology, it’s that an idea is only as good as your ability to connect it to how the business does business. That perspective helped the team take first prize in an October hackathon, sponsored by iCIMS that drew more than 500 competitors.

STEM Without Fruit: How Non-cognitive Skills Improve Workforce Outcomes
Over 20 years ago, the term “skills gap” entered the national lexicon as employers and educators began to grapple with the perceived disconnect between employers’ changing demands and American workers’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

To Cure His Kids, John Crowley Built a Pharma Company
John Crowley, founder of Amicus Therapeutics, will give a luncheon address on Dec 10, 2018, at the newly renovated ballroom at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.

Healthcare Will Spend the Most on R&D of Any Industry by 2020, says PwC
Right now, the healthcare industry ranks second among all industries when it comes to the amount it spends on research and development, but it likely won’t stay that way for long.

NJR Clean Energy Ventures Announces Sale of Wind Portfolio
NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), a clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, announced the sale of its remaining 117 megawatt (MW) wind portfolio, consisting of four wind farms, to a subsidiary of Skyline Renewables for a total of $208.5 million, assuming a closing of Dec. 31.

NJEDA Launches Application for Second Round of Innovation Challenge Program
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is now accepting applications for a new round of funding for municipalities and counties to develop plans to build or augment their local innovation ecosystems.

Share Your Love for Science: Opportunities for Volunteers
Students 2 Science is looking for volunteers to work as instructors and lab assistants in their state-of-the-art lab in East Hanover. S2S says: “This is an opportunity to inspire, motivate and educate middle- and high-school students to pursue careers in the STEM subjects.”

Inspira’s Inspiration: Health System Embraces Emerging Technology as it Seeks New Innovations in Treatment
House calls may be a thing of the past – yet patients can feel like the doctor is just in the other room when they are wearing wireless devices that keep tabs on their health metrics at home. That’s a finding Inspira Health Network made by surveying chronically ill patients’ anxiety levels after one of its many ongoing pilot programs.

Upcoming Events


When: Thu, Nov. 29, 4pm – 10pm
Where: Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater

Trends in Medical Devices and Leveraging 3D Printing
When: Wed, Dec. 5, 6pm – 8pm
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark

BioNJ’s Inspiring Women in STEM Conference
When: Fri, Dec. 7, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Sanofi, 55 Corporate Dr, Bridgewater

New Jersey: The Life Sciences Commercialization Hub
When: Mon, Dec. 10, 10:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Florham Park

CEO Forum – How to Create and Sustain High Performing Teams
When: Tue, Dec. 11, 8am – 10am
Where: 200 Jefferson Park, Whippany

BioNJ’s Patient Advocacy Summit
When: Thu, Dec. 13, 1pm – 6pm
Where: Celgene Corporation, 179 Passaic Ave, Summit