October 2014
In the News

New Brunswick, NJThe HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) honored two New Jersey leaders and two organizations for their contributions in public service, life sciences research, STEM education and patient advocacy. The awards were presented at the 2014 Life Science Celebration, which was held in Iselin.

NSF and Rutgers seek big data technologies for computing

Washington, DC - Rutgers University as well as research universities Arizona, Emory, Indiana, Kansas, Virginia Tech and Utah have receive $5 million grants from the National Science Foundation to explore new commercial big data tools. The project is called the Middleware for Data-Intensive Analytics and Science (MIDAS) and wants to address data management and analysis challenges common to scientific computing.

Princeton, NJ - The Princeton University's School o f Engineering and Applied Science is world renowned and growing. Dean H. Vincent Poor recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the Helsinki University of Technology, while the University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of five new faculty members to the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Murray Hill, NJ - According to the New Jersey Business Magazine, "New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean toured the Murray Hill headquarters of Bell Labs with company President Marcus Weldon and unveiled new legislation to create jobs by fostering innovation in New Jersey."

Washington Township, NJ - Cooper University Health Care and Kennedy Health System will expand cardiac services in Gloucester County when their new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory opens in early November at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township.

Princeton, NJ - Princeton University's Office of Technology Licensing has named W. Bradford Middlekauff as its first executive in residence, a position aimed at offering an entrepreneurial and industry-based perspective to the faculty and students involved in the transfer of University discoveries to the marketplace. Middlekauff will advise University inventors and entrepreneurs on how to bring technologies and innovations forward for further development at an existing company or at a new start-up.

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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
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                       Haskell Berman                                         Melanie Willoughby

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