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Force In This Innovation Ecosystem
Force In This Innovation Ecosystem
Today in New Jersey, we have all the elements of a perfect storm for innovation: brain power, infrastructure, technology that is transforming how businesses operate, interdisciplinary research, industry expertise, and a culture of collaboration that pushes all the key players in the ecosystem toward the same goal—progress.
As a coastal state, we benefit from an incredibly strategic location that provides access to the world’s trade, financial, and regulatory centers. Home to the East Coast’s largest seaport, it’s easy to move products across the country and around the world.
The state is an undisputed education leader, with 63 public and private colleges and universities, including six research universities, producing one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation and research that is changing lives.
As one of the most diverse states in the nation, New Jersey is also home to more than 1,100 multinational companies and 225 foreign company headquarters and serves as an international gateway.
Discovery is weaved in the fabric of the Garden State, and key industries like healthcare, technology, financial services, food, life sciences, manufacturing, and clean energy are playing an important role in the health of our state’s economy.
A hotbed for innovation, The Hub at New Brunswick is being built as a mixed-use project that will provide approximately 1.7 million square feet in the heart of downtown New Brunswick for startup incubation, research, and retail and commercial space with direct access to one of the Northeast’s major commuter rail stations.
Allies like the New Jersey Tech Council, Research and Development Council of New Jersey, and BioNJ are making broader connections between higher education, industry and government to push the state forward as a center for invention and discovery.
At Rutgers University, we are proud to be a driving force in this innovation ecosystem, spending more on research and development every year than all New Jersey universities combined and fueling the state’s economy.
An educational, health, and research powerhouse and a university of opportunity, Rutgers is a change-maker for the greater good, locally and globally.
More than 71,000 students and 23,600 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Our students and thinkers are learning and leveraging their talents and expertise every day to improve the human condition and the world.
And our footprint can be seen across the state and in the regions of our main locations in three great New Jersey cities—New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden.
Our flagship institution and one of America’s leading research universities, Rutgers–New Brunswick is committed to excellence in teaching and is home to state-of-the-art research and academic facilities that host a convergence of world-class programs in disciplines ranging from engineering, physics, and oncology to urban planning, oceanography, and theater.
Rutgers–Newark, a leading urban research university, leverages diversity and high-impact scholarship to cultivate social mobility and transform its surrounding communities.
Rutgers-Camden delivers a highly personalized learning experience driven by focused research in the sciences, healthcare, business, law, and the humanities.
And through a public-private partnership, Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health formed New Jersey’s largest academic health system to provide life-changing research, clinical training of tomorrow’s healthcare workforce, and high-quality patient care.
At Rutgers, we support and strengthen our researchers by providing them with the necessary tools and a pipeline of services to advance their discoveries that will change the world tomorrow and enhance their competitiveness in the global economy.
S. David Kimball, PhD Senior Vice President for Economic Development
We recognize the value of partnerships with fellow New Jersey research universities—Princeton, NJIT, Rowan, Montclair State, and Stevens Institute of Technology—that are equally committed to meeting the demands of the 21st century and fueling our innovation ecosystem.
In New Jersey, we are greater than the sum of our parts when we work together. And through our shared commitment and vision for excellence in education, research, discovery, and innovation, we are creating a pathway that will not only advance but enrich humanity, our world, and our future.