Skip to main content
Please verify your email and reset your password to enter our NEW Account Center Password Reset

NEWARK, NJ, Oct. 8 2018 – The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT Corporation, will bring public and private leaders to the NJIT Campus, Agile Strategy Lab, Central King Building, 100 Summit Street, Newark 07102 Nov. 2, 2018 to discuss and analyze how innovation hubs benefit business and New Jersey. Panel participants and speakers will address how innovative companies earn up to five times more revenue than their non-innovative competitors and how innovative hubs help regions grow faster and attract high paying jobs.

In addition to a keynote address by Tim Sullivan, chief executive officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, an arm chair interview will be conducted with Aneesh Chopra who served as the first chief technology officer of the United States. In the afternoon a keynote will be presented by Ed Morrison, director of the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. (registration) until 3 p.m. (closing).  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program will be presented in an audience engaging format with interactive panel discussions, an arm chair interview, and practical “how to” sessions. The public is welcome but registration is necessary.  To register visit:

Or contact: Glenda Crawford Waxter,



The agenda is as follows:


8:30 Registration


8:45 Kickoff – Tim Franklin – NJII COO, Welcome – Don Sebastian, NJII CEO


9:15 – 9:45 Keynote –Tim Sullivan CEO NJ EDA


9:45 – 10:25 Panel Topic: New Cell and Gene Therapy Center – A New Hub


10:25 – 10:40 Case Study – Workforce Development in Biopharma


10: 40 –10:55 Break


10:55 – 11:35 Panel Topic: Defense and Homeland Security – The New Paradigm


11:35 – 11:50 Case Study – Supply Chain Innovation


11:50 – 12: 40 Lunch

Ed Morrison – Director, Purdue Agile Strategy Lab – Luncheon Keynote


12:40 – 1:20 Panel Topic: Smart Infrastructure


1:20 – 1:35 Case Study Agile Strategy, Regional Collaboration


1:35 –2:05 Arm Chair Interview – Aneesh Chopra – First Chief Technology Officer of the United States


2:05 – 2:20 Spotlight – Innovation as a Service


2: 20 – 3:00 Panel Topic: Advances in Healthcare Systems Improve Patient Outcomes


3:00 Closing

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.