September 2014
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New Brunswick, NJ - The Star Ledger reports that Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey has received a $10 million anonymous grant to help its scientists discover targeted therapies for hard-to-treat cancers.

The 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program offers grants

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the development of Regional Innovation Grants part of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The Department is soliciting applications for three different types of separate grants:

  • i6 Challenge grants
  • Science and Research Park Development Grants
  • Cluster Grants to support the development of seed capital funds

Piscataway, NJ - Professor David A. Case of Rutgers University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, was selected to receive the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 2015 Award for Computers in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. Case is a theoretical and computational chemist with particular interest in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins and nucleic acids; electronic structure calculations of transition-metal complexes that model active sites in metalloenzymes as well as many other chemical processes.

Trenton, NJ - US News released its annual "Best College Rankings and Lists" with 10 colleges and universities making the charts.
  • From the National Universities Rankings, six New Jersey schools made the top 150 schools.
  • From the National Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings, one New Jersey college made the top 100 schools.
  • From the Regional University North Rankings, three New Jersey colleges made the top 25.

Washington, DC - The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently put out a request for information (RFI) on the potential establishment of a national network of big data regional innovation hubs. According to the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), "These hubs will help to continue and scale up the activities and partnerships launched under the National Big Data R&D Initiative and also serve as a catalyst for economic prosperity by supporting the growth of the U.S. big data industry."

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The Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) is a consortium of business, government, professional, and community leaders in the Monmouth/Ocean County area.  MODC is a catalyst for positive change and an advocate of solutions and opportunities for the region's business and economic development through programs of planned cultural, educational, environmental, professional and tourism growth.
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Innovation NJ is a diverse coalition of business, higher education and government established to strengthen and enhance the culture of innovation in New Jersey by:
  • Promoting public policies that encourage innovation
  • Fostering greater dialogue among members of New Jersey's innovation community
  • Increasing collaboration between New Jersey's business and higher education communities

Founded by:

                       Haskell Berman                                              Melanie Willoughby

         Senior Vice President - State Affairs                          Acting President

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