NEWARK, Nov. 30, 2017 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, has been selected by the German-American Chamber of Commerce (Deutsch-Amerikanische Handelskammern) to host its Innovation Seminars 2017: Smart Cities with co-sponsor NJIT’s Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium on the NJIT campus in Newark, Dec. 6, 2017.

The German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) fosters economic ties between Germany and the United States. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in New York, it now also operates branch offices in Philadelphia and California. The GACC New York offers a wide range of services to the Northeastern and Western states. Benefiting from its proximity to Silicon Valley, the California branch supports trendsetting industry sectors such as IT, biotechnology, renewable energies, semi-conductors and nanotechnology. In addition, members of the German Chamber Network represent 130 locations in 90 countries around the world offer their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies.

NJII President and CEO Donald H. Sebastian commented, “NJII is honored to have been selected along with NJIT’s Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium to host the German-American Chamber of Commerce Innovation Seminars 2017: Smart Cities. NJII has launched the Smart City Test Bed in Newark, New Jersey, to provide access to the city and its infrastructure where companies and inventors can deploy and evaluate the viability of their solutions. Based on an open, standards-based platform, the NJII Smart City Test Bed offers a ‘plug and play’ environment and an opportunity for collaboration among a community of innovators to achieve a true system-level solution. The German-American Chamber Seminars offer an exceptional opportunity to share and acquire insights on international Smart City initiatives.”

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.