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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.
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NJ Congressman continues to lead Rare Disease Caucus

Washington, D.C., December 16. 2014 - Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will continue to co-chair the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus in the 114th Congress that will begin in January. Led by Rep. Lance and Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14), the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus is a forum for Members of Congress to voice constituent concerns, collaborate on ideas, facilitate conversations between the medical and patient community and build support for legislation that will improve the lives of people with rare diseases. Read the rest of this entry »

Jersey City wins $2.3million Bloomberg grant to fund innovation team

Jersey City, NJ, December 16, 2014 - Jersey City was one of 14 cities that received an innovation grant from the Mike Bloomberg's philanthropic foundation. The City received $2.25 million to create a data-drive innovation team, or "i-team," that will focus on violent crime, youth development and economic development. Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem, the Bloomberg Philanthropies grants range from $400,000 to $1 million annually for three years, expanding and internationalizing awards to five U.S. cities in 2011. The teams are styled as in-house innovation consultants who work on a series of mayoral priorities. Read the rest of this entry »

RAMI will boost Manufacturing Innovation and Competitiveness

Washington, D.C., December 16, 2014 - The $1 trillion omnibus budget bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this morning—and expected to be passed by the Senate this Friday—includes up to $300 million in funding for the Revitalizing American Manufacturing Innovation (RAMI) Act. In response, Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) releases the following statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Princeton research merges plastics and 3-D printing to design contact lenses

Princeton, NJ, December 16, 2014 - According to Princeton University's Office of Engineering Communications, "As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher, cautioned that the lens is not designed for actual use — for one, it requires an external power supply. Instead, he said the team created the device to demonstrate the ability to "3-D print" electronics into complex shapes and materials." Read the rest of this entry »
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