Energy Conference: Decarbonization - A Business Perspective REGISTER

Jinglin Fu, Jessica Ware, and Saman Zonouz have received receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor that a beginning scientist or engineer can receive in the United States.

White House Recognizes Three Rutgers Researchers for Leadership in Science and Technology Three Rutgers University professors have been recognized by the White House as outstanding early career researchers, the highest honor that a beginning scientist or engineer can receive in the United States. Jinglin Fu, Rutgers University-Camden; Jessica Ware, Rutgers University-Newark; and Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, are among the more than 300 young researchers to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) given to those who show exceptional potential for leadership in science and technology.

Propelify Innovation Festival, Free for INJ Members
NJ Tech Council has invited INJ members to join the region’s tech community at this year’s Propelify Innovation Festival, Oct. 3. The Tech Council recently acquired the festival, and to celebrate, are offering free tickets for you and your network to attend.

Healthtech Startup from NJIT Grads, Faculty 3rd to Use NJ Ignite Program
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) spinout OculoMotor Technologies is gaining worldwide attention for the creation of virtual reality games that help optometrists offer vision therapy to their patients. The startup, founded by a management team including NJIT graduates John Vito d’Antonio-Bertagnolli and Chang Yaramothu and NJIT professor Tara Alvarez, recently became the third company to benefit from rent support through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (NJEDA’s) NJ Ignite Program.

NJIT’s Dean Named Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Kevin Belfield, dean of NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts, has earned the exclusive honor of being elected fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

Pew Launches Interactive Tool for State Broadband Policies and Regulations
Broadband access is one of the pillars of economic development, yet as many as 24 million Americans, including a disproportionate percentage in rural areas, still lack high-speed and reliable internet service, according to the Pew Charitable Trust. To promote more widespread broadband access and information about the policies of all 50 states, Pew has launched State Broadband Policy Explorer, an interactive web-based tool “that lets you learn how states are expanding access to broadband through laws.

Federal Innovation Policy: What Has Moved in Congress and What May Happen in the Fall The 116th Congress has already advanced policies to affect regional innovation economies, and much more is poised to happen once both chambers return in September. In addition to the completion of the FY 2019 budget, this session has seen Regional Innovation Strategies legislation pass the House and Senate (albeit in different bills). The Senate meanwhile is working toward an overhaul of the Small Business Administration and starting the FY 2020 budget process.

Former Google Senior Executive Carley Graham Garcia Appointed Executive Director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Garcia spent the last 12 years at Google, most recently as Head of External Affairs, responsible for public policy, government relations and community engagement for the New York City region, including New Jersey. She succeeds Dennis Bone, the Center’s founding director, who retired after serving in that role for six years.

New Technology Could Aid Stem Cell Transplantation Research
Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, other neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries.

 

Upcoming Events

Open Innovation: How Lifescience and Tech Companies can work with NJ Universities

When: Wed, September 11, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Rutgers Club, 85 Avenue E 2nd Floor, Piscataway

NJTC FINTECH 2019
When: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
Where: Jersey City

NJSBDC Tech Comm: SBIR Road Tour | Seeding America’s Future Innovations
When: Wed, September 18, 8am – 5pm
Where: Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick

5th Annual Clinical Trials Patient Experience Summit
When: Thursday, Sep 19, 2019
Where: Bristol Myers Squibb Carter Rd., 350 Carter Rd, Princeton

BioNJ Manufacturing Briefing
When: Fri, September 20, 8:00am – 1:30pm
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Newark

TEDxNJIT
When: Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Newark