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The U.S. should be a leader in clean energy, but to do so, it will need industry to engage in innovation on greater scale than ever before.

Report Finds Opportunities for States, Locals to Advance Clean Energy Innovation A recent report by Breakthrough Energy, co-chaired by former Energy secretary Ernest Moniz, calls for a better policy approach to supporting clean energy. The premise is that America has led the way in this industry, but that the way forward requires innovation on a greater scale than we have achieved before, and that this, in turn, requires better coordination of systems.

Doshi to Chair New Jersey Innovation Commission
InRhythm Founder and Chief Executive Officer Gunjan Doshi has been named chair of the state’s Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology.

Celebrating Contributions of U.S. Entrepreneurs
National Entrepreneurship Week in the United States (Feb. 16-23) is a week dedicated to entrepreneurship education and to celebrating the contributions entrepreneurs make to the economy.

Developers Scrambling for the Next Kendall Square. Where Will it Be?
The East Cambridge district in Massachusetts is arguably the center of the nation’s biotechnology industry, as well as major outposts of innovative companies such as Apple, Boeing, and Google. That critical mass has other firms lining up to fill any space that becomes available, driving up rents higher than anywhere else on the East Coast, except for Manhattan.

NJIT Earns Highest Research Rating From the Carnegie Classification
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been named a “Very High Research Activity (R1)” institution by the Carnegie Classification®, “the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.” NJIT is one of only three R1 research universities in New Jersey.

South Jersey Economic Gains are Positive, but There are Challenges
The opening of two new casinos and Stockton University Atlantic City and the growth of sports wagering in Atlantic City boosted the economy of South Jersey in 2018, but the challenge for 2019 will be to maintain that growth and continue to grow and diversify, according to the South Jersey Economic Review released through the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.

We Can Build the STEM Workforce Our Future Economy Needs
According to Larry Jacob, “As graduation celebrations turn to summer internships and, hopefully, new jobs, Missourians were greeted with a report that should ring the alarm and cause us all to rethink education. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce highlighted that by 2030, Missouri will face a shortage of 200,000 qualified workers. This report mirrors other findings that point to deficits within the science-, technology-, engineering-, and math-based (STEM) talent pipelines.”

Bloomfield College Appoints its New President
Bloomfield College has announced that Dr. Marcheta P. Evans will become the College’s 17th president beginning on June 1. She will succeed Richard A. Levao. Dr. Evans is both the first woman and African American to lead the College in its 150-year history. She was unanimously selected by the College’s Board of Trustees after a nationwide search by Academic Search, an executive search firm dedicated to serving higher education institutions.

Upcoming Events

2019 Venture Conference Pitch Application – Deadline

When: Friday, Mar 1, 2019

NJ STEM Month Kickoff at NJSPN Quarterly Meeting – March 1, 2019
When: Fri, March 1, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Where: NJIT – Central King Building – 100 Summit St. – Newark

The Faces of Our Work Force: Diversity and Inclusion Success Strategies
When: Tue, March 5, 11am – 2pm

Building New Jersey’s Future Workforce by Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships
When: Wed, March 6, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: The Conference Center at Mercer

When: Wed, March 6, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: McCarter & English, LLP, Newark

Open Innovation at Nokia’s Murray Hill Garage
When: Thu, March 7, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Mokia 600 Mountain Avenue Murray Hill

BioNJ’s 9th Annual BioPartnering Conference
When: Fri, March 8, 7:30am – 5:30pm
Where: The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave, Somerset