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More than 100 students conducted research in CSM’s and the School of Health Professions’ Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) May through July. Learn more at Innovation NJ update.

New Startup Hubs Emerge Despite Continued Concentration of VC
According to SSTI, “After considerable growth in the number of startups raising a first round of venture capital financing between 2009 and 2014, there has been a geographically widespread contraction, according to new research from Ian Hathaway at the Center of American Entrepreneurship, a D.C.-based advocacy group.

Can this Man Bring Science Back to the White House?
According to STAT News, “For the past 19 months, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has operated with a skeleton crew. For over a year, the top-ranking adviser has not even been a scientist, but rather a 30-something political science major who most recently worked for Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Desperate former employees even set up a secret shadow network to provide advice to lawmakers.”

Voice Technology is the UI of the Future
According to NJB magazine, “…the international VOICE Summit held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus in Newark over the past three days – through panel discussions, exhibits, demonstrations and presentations – explored the many applications and impact that voice technology has on nearly every facet of our society. In a sense, the event’s final day brought all the excitement and discussion of the past two days about the wonders of voice technology full circle, projecting into the future just what type of impact the technology itself will have.”

Angel Investors Inject Nearly $39 Million into New Jersey Innovation Ecosystem in First Half of 2018

Investors infused nearly $39 million into New Jersey’s innovation economy through the state’s Angel Investor Tax Credit Program during the first six months of 2018, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced. The investments add to the growing momentum of Gov. Phil Murphy’s strategy for bolstering the Garden State’s innovation ecosystem, which is the centerpiece of his vision for creating a stronger and fairer economy.

HMH calls Institute for Multiple Myeloma a Quantum Leap Forward

According to ROI-NJ, “Hackensack Meridian Health announced the opening of its Institute for Multiple Myeloma, in partnership with pharmaceutical company Celgene, at the new Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus in Clifton and Nutley, last week. The former Roche campus also is the site of the hospital’s new School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. The institute has been anticipated for some time and represents the health system’s latest move to compete on a national level.”

Summer of Science: More than 100 Students Conduct Cutting-edge Research at Rowan University The table screamed. Not literally, of course, but the pneumatic laser table, floating on legs that were cushions of air, emitted a warning sound when someone touched it more than slightly. The table – equipped with sophisticated computer and laser equipment that jostling can compromise – is in the lab of Dr. Nathaniel Nucci, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and of molecular cellular biosciences in the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM) at Rowan University.

Industry Leaders Leverage EDA Funds to Support Early-Stage Companies

As key players in the Garden State’s innovation ecosystem, Jim Gunton and Stephen Socolof know the importance of nurturing early-stage technology and life sciences companies. They also understand the value that strategic investments can provide to these businesses…

ACEA Awarded $120K for Aviation Strategy
The Atlantic County Economic Alliance has been awarded a $120,000 federal Rural Business Development Grant to create a detailed strategy for the development of the aviation district surrounding the Atlantic City International Airport, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center and the National Aviation Research and Technology Park in Egg Harbor Township. The ACEA has been working for the passage of legislation to designate this area as a Garden State Growth Zone with competitive incentives for businesses that relocate within a one-mile radius of the airport.

Upcoming Events

BioNJ’s Manufacturing Briefing
When: Friday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Rutgers University Busch Student Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway

Third Annual Beyond Value Frameworks Workshop
When: Thursday, Oct. 11

Where: Amicus Therapeutics Inc., 1 Cedarbrook Drive, Cranbury

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

Where: North Brunswick