“Gov. Murphy announced on Thursday the New Jersey Innovation and Research Fellowship Program, which will provide $1.5 million in grants for pre- and post-Ph.D….fellows. The announcement was made at the inaugural event for the Google Artificial Intelligence Lab at Princeton University. The program will support technological research and innovation in New Jersey while helping Ph.D. candidates and recent doctoral degree recipients advance their research at New Jersey science and technology companies…The grant opportunity is the result of a law…which dedicates money from the Workforce Development Partnership Fund toward the “establishment of technological seed growth” to promote the creation of groundbreaking technologies.”
New Jersey’s is the 12th most innovative state according to a recent study. Let’s hope the current administration helps push us into the Top 10 for next year’s ranking, as we know that innovation is key to our State’s economy.
“Innovation is one of the biggest drivers of U.S. economic growth, but certain states, according to WalletHub, deserve more credit than the others for dominating the technology era of today. WalletHub has ranked New Jersey as the 12th most-innovative state … across 24 key indicators of innovation-friendliness.”
NJ tax incentives are the talk of the State again as the current structure is soon to expire. If we are going to have the highest tax rate in the country, we have to do something to stop States like Texas and Indiana from eating our lunch.
“Testimony at a joint committee’s exploratory hearing included members of the higher education, real estate and business communities, among others. A four-hour joint Senate and Assembly committee’s exploratory hearing Friday focused on the state’s current tax incentive structure — set to expire June 30 — and how to improve incentives for the future, if they should even be kept around.”
Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and now Research as a Service (RaaS). New Jersey universities will be able to conduct high-level research without requiring any infrastructure on campus by plugging into a high-speed network.
“EdgeCon 2019, a conference that took place on January 9-11 in Long Branch, attracted hundreds of IT and communications networking professionals from New Jersey universities, K-12 educational systems and governments. Each year, these professionals come together at EdgeCon conferences, sponsored by NJEdge (Newark), to learn best practices and to network with their colleagues…One of the initiatives Conn is most proud of is the evolution of NJEdge’s fiber optic network, which the organization makes available to its university members…. Read More >
Beth Simone Noveck will be the state’s first-ever chief innovation officer. Her role will task her with many important responsibilities that will directly affect New Jersey’s economy. We wish her well, as other states are increasingly eager to poach our companies and people:
“Gov. Phil Murphy named New Jersey’s first chief innovation officer, his administration announced Monday. Beth Simone Noveck will be taking on the role. Murphy said the appointment comes from his promise to spur and expand an innovation economy in New Jersey. In her role, Noveck will be responsible for..Designing and deploying government services; Solving public problems through new technologies and collaborating with other governments, the private sector and higher education; … Read More >