Internet of (Every)Thing: How Stevens Institute of Technology Is Leading in Internet of Things Research There are few technologies in business with more possibilities than the Internet of Things – machines sharing data with one another in a high-tech space and revolutionizing everything from how your home is heated to how your exercise is tracked. That’s what led Dr. Mahmoud Daneshmand, an industry professor at the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology, to co-found IEEE Internet of Things Journal, which has fast become an authority in this sector.
NJ Economic Development Authority Launches NJ CoVest Fund to Provide Seed Capital to Early Stage Companies Emerging technology and life sciences companies can now apply for seed capital through the new NJ CoVest Fund, offered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). The NJ CoVest Fund is designed to fill the funding gap between product development and commercial operation expansion, while helping New Jersey companies thrive and compete in the global marketplace.
Montclair State Designated ‘Public Research’ University; Readies Launch of $22M Computer Science Facility Vince Calico reports in NJBIZ that Montclair State University, after being designated a Public Research University by Gov. Chris Christie in July, is preparing to launch a 40,000-square-foot computer science facility in the fall of 2018, and is setting its sights on other major expansion projects. The school is on a roll in terms of academic prestige: Christie signed legislation July 21 giving Montclair State the Public Research University designation just one month after the college was ranked among the best schools for the money by Money Magazine.
Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and HINJ Kick Off Forum Series with “Innovations in 3-D Printing” on Sept. 19 Please join the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering Medical Device Development Center and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) for “Innovations in 3-D Printing: The Latest Technology in Industry” on Tuesday, September 19 at Rutgers’ Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ. The free event will be the first in Rutgers and HINJ’s Fall series of educational panels and seminars that focus on the medical device industry.
Rutgers Cancer Institute Research Dr. Jennifer Tsui Receives $729K American Cancer Society Grant Jennifer Tsui, PhD, a researcher at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, has been awarded a $729,000 Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society to further explore healthcare delivery and care transitions for underserved cancer patients. The award supports investigators who are in the early stages of their career in becoming independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention investigators.
Rowan Appoints Dr. Yatin Karpe as Director of Technology Commercialization for Rowan Innovations Rowan University has hired Dr. Yatin Karpe as director of Technology Commercialization, Rowan Innovations, with responsibilities to facilitate the commercialization of Rowan inventions, encourage industry engagement, and identify regional and federal entrepreneurial resources for academic innovators. Rowan Innovations within the South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP) is the newest operational unit in the Division of University Research which promotes entrepreneurial activities and new company formation around Rowan’s research and inventions.
Princeton University Research: Versatile Printing Technology Builds, Erases Ultra-Tiny Structures Chris Emery reports that, to build the world’s most cutting-edge nanotechnologies, engineers rely on lithography – a printing concept dating from the late 1700s that has evolved into an ultra-modern fabrication technology. Now, a team of engineers from Princeton, the University of California-Los Angeles and IBM has developed a new nanolithography technique that promises greater flexibility than other methods by allowing engineers to create, analyze and erase nanoscale structures from a variety of materials.
NJIT Hosts Advanced Manufacturing Industry Summit; Focus on Education, Training to Develop Workforce Addressing a packed room of nearly 300, Raymond Vaccari, director, New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network, welcomed manufacturers, educators, industry associations, Department of Labor representatives and New Jersey state legislators to this year’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Summit, hosted by NJIT and held on-campus August 23. Vaccari told the audience, “If we are going to help New Jersey manufacturers meet their workforce needs, we need to expand education and training programs to develop workers with the proper skill sets.”

Upcoming Events

Healthcare Businesswomen Assn. Northern NJ’s “Lessons from the Shark Tank: How a Pop Culture Phenomenon Spurs Innovation and Leadership Development”
When: Wed, September 13, 5pm – 9pm
Where: KPMG, 150 JFK Parkway, Short Hills

New Jersey State Library’s ‘2017 Futures Conference’
When: Sep 25 – 26, 2017
Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City

Chemistry Council of NJ’s Inaugural Hal Bozarth Memorial Golf Outing benefiting STEM Education
When: Mon, October 2, 9am – 6pm
Where: Old York Country Club, 228 Old York Rd, Chesterfield

NJ Innovation Institute and Columbia University’s “Biopharmaceutical Product Development & Data Science Symposium”
When: Tue, October 10, 8am – 5pm
Where: NJIT, Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker St., Newark

BioNJ’s Fifth Annual CEO Summit
When: Fri, October 27, 7am – 4pm
Where: Bridgewater Marriott, 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater