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Why Innovation?
Creating an environment that fosters innovation is a prerequisite to having a competitive business climate and economic growth. Being innovation-friendly attracts research and investment; provides incentive to expand or relocate; creates jobs and ultimately leads to new cures, technologies and products to improve our quality of life.
Innovation Time Line
Below is a timeline of innovation advancement. Click on the page for a larger view.
Member Profiles


Executive Committee

Haskell Berman

Senior Vice President – State Affairs

Health Care Institute of New Jersey

400 Somerset Corporate Blvd., Suite 700

Bridgewater, NJ

Melanie Willoughby

NJBIA Senior Vice President

New Jersey Business and Industry Association

102 West State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608-102

Charlene Brown

V.P. External Affairs


192 West State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Dr. Don Sebastian

Provost/Senior Vice President, Research & Development


University Heights

350 Fenster Hall

Newark, NJ

Tony Cicatiello


Research & Development Council of New Jersey

45 Academy Street, Suite 503

Newark, NJ 07102

Debbie Hart



1225 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road

Trenton, NJ 08619

Maxine Ballen

President & CEO

NJ Technology Council

1001 Briggs Road

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-4104

Deb DiLorenzoPresident

Chamber of Commerce of Southern

New Jersey 6014 Main Street

Voorhees, NJ 08043

Collaboration Committee

Charlene Brown, Co-Chair

V.P. External Affairs


192 West State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Dr. Kathleen Scotto, Co-Chair

Vice President of Research


195 Little Albany Suite

Room 4564

New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Calendar of Events
Innovation Daily
Selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.
Innovation NJ in Action