Innovative Women-Led Startups Eligible for Grants via the Women Who Tech COVID-19 Tech Challenge
In the face of one of our country’s greatest public health challenges in over a century, all sectors of America’s economy and strata of society are being called upon to act. Now Women Who Tech, the organization focusing on the lack of funding for women-led tech startups, has opened applications for a new grant program to help solve the problems emanating from the pandemic.

Where Students Go: Postsecondary Student Migration In and Out of New Jersey
The migration of high school graduates to attend college outside of New Jersey has been a topic of interest for policymakers and the media as shown in articles from the New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. Migration has been well documented, but is this an issue that policy makers should be concerned about?

NJBIA to Honor Innovation NJ’s Charlene Brown of AT&T with 2020 Caren Franzini Leadership Award
AT&T-New Jersey President Charlene Brown, a public relations and government affairs executive, has been named the 2020 recipient of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Caren Franzini Leadership Award. Brown’s trailblazing career has made her a role model for a new generation of leaders. Brown will be honored during NJBIA’s 6th Annual Women Business Leaders Forum: “Ready to Launch” – New Jersey’s largest professional women’s conference.

Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Announces 2020-2021 Science and Politics Fellows
Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics announced that seven scientists have been selected for the 2020-2021 cohort of Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows. Over the next year, the Eagleton Science Fellows will serve as full-time science advisors in New Jersey state government and will assist in the development and implementation of state policy for issues ranging from COVID-19 response, clean energy, education, mental health, and others.

Useful Stats: State Business R&D Investment (1999-2017)
According to Connor LaVelle, “While business investments towards research and development have varied among states, the overall trend throughout the country has been a positive one. Business R&D funding has weathered two recessions over the past 20 years, with many states seeing investments grow beyond their pre-recession levels.

Machine Learning Method Finds Therapeutic Targets in Pediatric Genome
Newark, NJ – A team of researchers from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed an algorithm through machine learning that helps predict sites of DNA methylation – a process that can change the activity of DNA without changing its overall structure – and could identify disease-causing mechanisms that would otherwise be missed by conventional screening methods.

Rutgers Tech Commercialization Fund Seeks Industry Experts
Rutgers Optimizes Innovation – HealthAdvance™, a commercialization funding program supported by NIH, will identify and engage life sciences professionals with industry experience in commercialization of early stage biomedical technologies.

Exclusive: How the High-Tech Economy Is Expanding
According to Axios, “The technology sector increasingly underpins the U.S. economy, with signs of its growth becoming more woven into local economies far outside iconic innovation hubs like Silicon Valley and New York.”

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