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NJIT joins business research hub with $15M in funding

Linda Lindner | NJBIZ

New Jersey Institute of Technology on Aug. 25 joined seven other universities to create a new regional research hub that will help faculty and students convert federally sponsored research into successful businesses. Starting in January, the Northeast I-Corps Innovation Hub – funded by a $15 million National Science Foundation grant and led by Princeton University – will provide entrepreneurial training, …

NJEDA AND STOCKTON UNIVERSITY SIGN AGREEMENT TO ADVANCE ESPORTS INNOVATION CENTER

NJEDA Staff (New Jersey) | NJEDA

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Stockton University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today enabling the NJEDA to provide $200,000 in funding plus staff resources to Stockton University for its esports initiative, which includes Stockton’s establishment of an Esports Innovation Center at the university’s Atlantic City campus. The Center is expected to help to advance the goal …

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Princeton University partner to ‘push the frontiers’ on diet, metabolism and cancer

Liz Fuller-Wright | Princeton University

Princeton University is the home of a new branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, an international community of distinguished scientists dedicated to preventing and controlling cancer. The Ludwig Princeton Branch will focus on cancer metabolism and its promise for new and better ways to prevent and treat cancer, addressing questions like: Since tumors feast on glucose, should cancer …

Ramapo College Alumni Played Key Roles on Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Research Teams

Ramapo College | Press Release

MAHWAH, N.J. – Four Ramapo College alumni who work for Pfizer Inc. at its Pearl River, N.Y., facility experienced first-hand the excitement when the company announced last fall that its mRNA vaccine was 95 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infections. The extraordinary achievement and emergency use approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was a major milestone in the …

NJIT & Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Announce Formation of New Institute for Future Technologies

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Press Release

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, President Daniel Chamovitz of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), and President Joel S. Bloom of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will announce at a 2 p.m. ceremony on March 16, 2021, at the Choose New Jersey Newark office a partnership that will create a world-class Institute for Future Technologies in New Jersey. Two …

Rutgers researchers create rapid test (1 hour) that detects coronavirus variants

ROI-NJ Staff (NEWARK) | ROI-NJ

Researchers at Rutgers University feel they have developed a time-saving test to help the world in its battle with the variant strains of COVID-19. And they are not charging health care organizations to use it to conduct testing. David Alland, Padmapriya Banada, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Raquel Green and Sukalyani Banik announced Monday that they have designed a new rapid test that can detect …

Cindy R. Jebb, Ph.D., Named 5th President of Ramapo College of New Jersey

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY | Press Release

MAHWAH, N.J. – Cindy R. Jebb, Ph.D., has been named the 5th president of Ramapo College of New Jersey. The Ramapo College Board of Trustees announced the appointment at a special meeting on March 5, 2021. Dr. Jebb will begin serving as president on July 6, 2021, succeeding President Peter P. Mercer, who began his tenure in July 2005 and announced …

Choose New Jersey Announces Food Innovation Collaboration between Israeli Food Manufacturer Tnuva and The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University

Choose New Jersey, Inc. | Press Release

Choose New Jersey highlights continued success of its February 2020 Economic Mission Trip to Israel as one-year anniversary approaches  (Newark, New Jersey) – Choose New Jersey, New Jersey’s leading economic development organization, is pleased to announce, in partnership with the New Jersey-Israel Commission, a collaboration between Tnuva, one of the world’s largest food manufacturers and a global supplier of kosher …

Black, Latino angel fund backed by Rutgers is ready to hear entrepreneurs’ pitches

Esther Surden | ROI-NJ.COM

It’s been a long journey, but the Black and Latino Angel Investment Fund of New Jersey is about to hear pitches from the first three entrepreneurs hoping for investment. The fund, started by Lyneir Richardson, executive director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School in Newark, has 10 angel investors and has raised $500,000 so far. …

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