Biomedical engineer Tara Alvarez and her team of engineers, game designers, artists and clinicians won a coveted international award from industry leaders in virtual reality at the Augmented World Expo in Munich.

An NJIT Vision Therapy Team Is a Finalist for One of the World’s Premier VR Awards
Biomedical engineer Tara Alvarez and her team of engineers, game designers, artists and clinicians are finalists for a coveted international award from industry leaders in virtual reality for their vision therapy platform. Three winners for Breakthrough Auggie Awards, honoring projects “at the intersection of academia and industry,” will be named later this month in Munich at Augmented World Expo EU 2018.

Editor’s note: the Vision Therapy Team won the award for Most Innovative Breakthrough on Oct. 19.  Read more.

Ballot Bond Question Offers Opportunity to Bolster NJ’s Workforce Pipeline
Judy Savage, executive director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools, tells NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka that voter approval of a bond act to expand career and technical programs will help deliver the workforce employers need to fill thousands of jobs now vacant because of a skills gap.

Veterans Chamber of Commerce to Launch Nov. 8
In the three years since a law requiring the government to contract with disabled veteran-owned businesses went into effect, not a single contract has been signed. That’s bothersome to Jeff Cantor.

Legislators Explore Fuel Cell Technology
With an eye toward economic growth and environmental preservation, New Jersey lawmakers heard testimony on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in motor vehicles.

Caliburn, NJ’s Supercomputer, Catalyzes Cutting-edge Research
Caliburn, a supercomputer with the computational power of more than 10,000 standard desktop computers, is catalyzing diverse, innovative research at Rutgers University and across New Jersey, according to the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute.

Report: Corporate Venture Capital Is Catalyzing Groundbreaking Biomedical Innovation
According to Anne McDonald Pritchett, Ph.D., “Venture capital is increasingly becoming the growing force for financing biotech and other startups, fueling medical advances in the U.S…”

NJ Career Accelerator STEM Internship Program
To reignite the promise of New Jersey’s innovation economy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the creation of the NJ Career Accelerator STEM Internship Program.

2018-2019 Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge
Novo Nordisk Innovation Partnering Program, in collaboration with MATTER, invites professional and collegiate innovators to explore, design and co-develop digital health solutions.

Upcoming Events

 

RDI2 Open House Event Fall 2018

When: Thursday, Oct. 25

Where: Rutgers University Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway

 

Collaborating to Empower the Innovation Economy

When: Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Maestro Technologies, Inc., 1 W. State St., Trenton

 

EDS & MEDS: The Expanding South Jersey Ecosystem
When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden

 

NJ Founders & Funders Sessions
When: Thursday, Nov. 1
Where: North Brunswick

 

How Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs Can Increase Success in Attracting Investors
When: Thursday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Stevens Institute of Technology, 1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken

 

Collaborating to Empower the Innovation Economy
When: Monday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Maestro Technologies, Inc., 1 W. State St., Trenton

 

TECH DAY
When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Rutgers-New Brunswick, New Brunswick

 

 

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