Multiple New Jersey Innovators Receive Edison Patent Awards
Rutgers University is among more than 60 winners of the 2019 Edison Patent Awards, which is in its 40th edition celebrating New Jersey’s exceptional inventors.

State Launches New Jersey STEM Strategic Advisory Board
This inaugural board was launched by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, and will provide leadership and expertise for a statewide STEM (“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”) vision in education and workforce. It also plans to fund innovative STEM programs with data-driven results.

Useful Stats: Higher Education R&D Expenditures by State, 2009-2018
Expenditures in higher education R&D grew by $4.1 billion in FY 2018, the largest year-over-year increase since FY 2010-2011, according to an SSTI analysis of recently released data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

To Encourage Business R&D: Grants or Tax Credits?
The importance of business and industry R&D investment for competitiveness and economic growth is a well-entrenched dictum of national and state innovation policy across most of the developed world. Approaches for incentivizing increased research expenditures fall into two broad categories, direct grants and subsidies to offset R&D costs or R&D tax credits companies may take post-investment for research expenditures.

2020 Dr. Sol J. Barer Award Honoree is Ken Frazier
Named for Dr. Sol J. Barer, Founder and former Chairman and CEO of Celgene Corporation and former BioNJ Chairman, the Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership recognizes outstanding research and business leaders who have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of the life sciences industry in New Jersey and throughout the world.

Princeton Scientists Discover Surprising Quantum Effect in an Exotic Superconductor
The Princeton team used a technique known as scanning tunneling microscopy, which is capable of imaging individual atoms, to study an iron-based superconductor made from lithium, iron and arsenic.

BPU Taps Rowan to Explore Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Expansion
A contract funded by a federal grant will allow Rowan University to conduct a study and create an actionable plan to improve access to clean transportation in under-served communities throughout the state.

Camden’s Coriell Institute for Medical Research Awarded $7.7M Contract
The five-year award will support the NINDS Human Genetics Resource Center, a collection of biological samples and corresponding demographic, clinical, and genetic data made available to qualified researchers around the world.

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