New Jersey’s new Innovation Skills Accelerator aims to create a multitude of public entrepreneurs in the Garden State. By getting public officials trained on innovation issues, the hope is that they will then help spur innovation throughout New Jersey. With States like Indiana and Texas already trying to poach companies from New Jersey, time will tell if efforts such as these will make New Jersey more competitive.
“Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday launched the New Jersey Innovation Skills Accelerator, a free, online program to train public officials to leverage technology and data to drive innovation in their day-to-day work, and to tap into the intelligence and expertise of residents of the Garden State. Designed by the State’s Chief Innovation Officer Beth Simone Noveck, this program includes video instruction, interviews with leading public-sector innovators from around the world, readings, and self-assessments.”