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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
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Articles on Innovation

Innovation Around the State

Selling Steak and Hosting Cell Phone Towers? Alternative University Funding in a Down Economy

Innovation Creates can-do Culture at Campbell Soup

Economists: Post-Sandy Reconstruction Could Provide Quick Boost for Lagging Economy

Who’s an Entrepreneur Now?

Social Laboratory: Juniper’s OpenLab host to collaboration on software that directs traffic on networks

N.J. Researchers Crack Part of Common Cancer Mutation Riddle, Study Says

Right Up Einstein’s Alley – May

Why Innovators Need to Think Like Dick Fosbury

Guadagno ‘Powers Up’ Supercomputer

Rutgers Gets IBM Supercomputer to Power Collaborations With Industry

State’s ‘Incubator’ Lab Facility Helps New Biotechnology Companies Grow


Rutgers Receives $1.5 Million Gift for Neuroscience/Brain Health Faculty Position as Part of “Our Rutgers, Our Future” Campaign

Princeton University Office of Public Affairs March Newsletter

True Innovation – NY Times Article

Faculty Insight: For Governor Christie as for Industry, Collaboration and Innovation go Together

Faculty Insight: Investors are not Innovators

Faculty Insight: Hide Your Research! Not from your Competitors but from your Investors?

Faculty Insight: Hug your Innovation Teams! Steve Jobs Would

Menendez Hosts NJ Small Business Leaders at Nation’s Capital

Life Sciences Projects Revive in Central New Jersey

For Biotech CEO, NJ Location is a Must to Lead Turnaround

21 Awesome Quotes on Intuition

Good news from IFEL: 50 Entrepreneurs Launch Businesses through QuickStart!

Comparing U.S. and European Views of University Involvement in Economic Development

Economy Sends Mixed Signals To U.S. Entrepreneurs According To Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Research

Rowan University interim president discusses need for research university

New Jersey Business Incubation Network newsletter, Summer 2011

Star-Ledger Editorial:  In Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson merger, University Hospital in Newark must be protected

Rutgers focuses on business partnerships,, September 19, 2011

New Patent Law Could Change How Academics Commercialize Discoveries, ScienceInsider, September 9, 2011

Entrepreneurial Universities – Scott Shane – Smart Charts – Forbes

New law reinstates moratorium on surcharge levied on commercial developments, The Star-Ledger, August 25, 2011

Huffington Post, Economic Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation, August 9, 2011

Innovation Competitiveness: Learning from the States, by Dick Gephardt, Chairman of The Council for American Medical Innovation, August 9, 2011

Star-Ledger, Edison teen wins silver medal in international chemistry competition in Turkey, August 7, 2011

NJIT, Rutgers students push boundaries of sustainable building with innovative green house

Innovation NJ: Snap Shots of New Jersey, 4 of 5: NJ’s Innovation and the “New Economy”, July 20, 2011

Innovation NJ: Snap Shots of New Jersey, 3 of 5: NJ’s History of Inventors and Innovation, July 13, 2011

Innovation NJ: Snap Shots of New Jersey, 2 of 5: NJ Research Institutions Specialties, July 6, 2011

Capitalizing on Opportunities: New Jersey’s biotech sector takes international focus, July 5, 2011

Innovation NJ: Snap Shots of New Jersey, 1 of 5: Research and Development, June 29, 2011

The Research & Development Council of New Jersey, Featured Articles, June 20, 2011

New Jersey Business Incubation Network, May 2011 Newsletter

AAAS News Release – “Experts at AAAS Forum Detail Critical Need for National Innovation Strategy”

Innovation NJ profiled in the June edition of New Jersey Business magazine. (PDF)

PSE&G Helps UMDNJ Cut Its Energy Bill

Rochelle Hendricks is named N.J. secretary of higher education by Gov. Christie

Sibling revelry: Three N.J. brothers win Goldwater Scholarship

Edison Memorial Tower to be restored

President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Science Center

In UMDNJ lab, a discovery could boost body’s resilience

Report Touts Economic Impact of Gene Project

A study analyzes the actual role of R+D’s in patents

NJ Labor Market Views

NJ’s Changing Biopharma/Life Sciences Industry Reaches Beyond Traditional Pharmaceuticals (5/11/11)

The Star-Ledger

‘Nimble’ Livingston tech firm wins $5 million to develop biofuel (5/11/11)

The Star-Ledger

From practical gadgets to whimsical widgets, N.J. residents patent thousands of products (4/24/11)

The Spruance Group

Innovation and the importance of critical thinking.


Keeping key research out of the graveyard (3/14/11)

NJ Business Magazine Series

“New Jersey: The Innovative State”

The Star Ledger

New Jersey Should Do More to Promote its Biomedical Research


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Innovation Daily
Selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.
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