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2014
U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America Chairman and CEO Joe Taylor, and New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will join New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) President Joel S. Bloom and New Jersey Innovation Institute President Don Sebastian in announcing a major, new economic development venture to an audience of invited guests from the business, government, and higher education sectors. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
More than 200 students and recent graduates packed into the Campus Center Atrium recently for the chance to meet and interview the founders of start-up companies from NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and perhaps land a career-expanding internship or job. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will have an open house showcase on Feb. 25 from 3-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The EDC Showcase is an interactive opportunity for NJIT students, alumni, faculty, and administration to learn about the EDC and opportunities regarding full and/or part-time jobs, internships and co-ops, research collaborations and more. >>
Following a decade-long civil war that decimated its fragile, emerging economy, Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, still lacks such basic infrastructure as paved roads and traffic lights. But the city once called the Athens of West Africa is gearing up for prosperity. >>
2013
Fourteen teams of rising young entrepreneurs will compete in the Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge on Dec. 2 for the chance to win seed funding from Capital One Bank and a spot in an intensive accelerator program at the NJIT School of Management to advance their novel business concepts. >>
U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2014 Edition has once again named NJIT to the top tier of national universities for its range of undergraduate majors and master's and doctoral degrees. This year, NJIT was ranked 150th out of the 200+ institutions earning the distinction of top national universities.  NJIT also ranked 6th in the nation for ethnic diversity. >>
Edge Therapeutics, a former Enterprise Development Center (EDC) portfolio company, is the first beneficiary of an investment from the New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit program.  >>
Don Tuite, power and analog editor at Electronic Design Magazine, visited NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) today.  >>
Business Insider ranked NJIT number three yesterday in its newest listing of the 25 “most underrated colleges in America.”  The news site plotted the annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report of the best colleges and universities against PayScale's mid-career salary rank to identify outliers--institutions that outperform their U.S. News rating. >>
The NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC) is pleased to announce the formation of a venture advisory board to provide business advice and guidance to portfolio companies located at EDC. >>
How to do business in China will be the focus of an all-day conference, open to the public and hosted by the North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association, NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) and the NJIT Chinese Student Association on June 8, 2013.  >>
The New Jersey chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO NJ) and The Star-Ledger/NJ.com announced the first annual Garden State Entrepreneur Excellence Award – an award created to honor New Jersey-based companies that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of the state.  >>
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has appointed NJIT President Joel S. Bloom to the newly-formed Innovation NJ Coalition.  NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks will chair the Coalition. >>
"The Edge in Knowledge:  Part 1," featuring NJIT President Joel S. Bloom opened Caucus:  New Jersey  this past weekend with a closer look at the importance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
Fourth year architecture students Ksenyia Kudlai, Nick Jaroni, Liz Opper, and David Perez have been awarded internships with City Hydroponics LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), as a result of their outstanding work in a course taught by NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster last semester.  >>
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will be presenting a seminar in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium on Feb. 6 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  >>
2012
Truphone, the pioneering international mobile communications company, announced the establishment of a new technology center located in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT's School of Management as an assistant professor and will focus his research on the emerging field of mobile health (or m-health).  >>
Inspired Health Strategies, LLC, a member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), announced that founder and managing director, Dyan Bryson, has been named to the annual PharmaVOICE 100 as one of the top driving forces in the life sciences industry.  >>
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) has once again awarded its Soft Landings International Incubator designation to the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), a business incubator operated and sponsored by NJIT.  >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are now accepting submissions to the New Jersey Apps Challenge, a mobile apps competition designed to spur homegrown innovation in New Jersey.  >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today visited the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), culminating her month-long tour of life-science companies across the Garden State.  The EDC is home to nearly 90 high-tech and life-science companies. >>
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Thursday culminating her month-long tour of life sciences companies across the Garden State.  >>
Business reporters, editors, TV producers, bloggers and social media gurus are invited to attend an entrepreneurial “Talent Network” (P2B™) for some 300 pre-screened unemployed professionals.  >>
Three high-tech companies based at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) http://www.njit-edc.org/  took top awards at the recent 2012 Venture Conference sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council.  >>
Linda C. Sharkus, PhD, president and co-founder of AcquiSci Inc., a a medical device company based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named one of New Jersey's 2012 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ. >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management (SOM) and Enterprise Development Center technology incubator will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM.  >>
Cesar Bandera, PhD, adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management and College of Computing Sciences, is presenting the results of his federally funded research in health delivery via mobile devices at the third international m-Health Summit and the Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. >>
Startup companies will have the opportunity to meet face to face with investors with access to funding at Startupalooza NJ on Feb. 9, 3-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT.  >>
The NJIT Innovation Acceleration Center, School of Management and the Enterprise Development Center will host the Brick City Tech Meetup on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Leir Conference Room in SOM. >>
Pius J. Egbelu http://som.njit.edu/dean/index.php was recently named dean of the NJIT School of Management (SOM) http://management.njit.edu/ and appointed Distinguished Professor and holder of the Then & Clark Chair.   >>
2011
Marjorie Perry '05, president and chief executive officer of MZM Construction and Management, Inc., based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was one of three individuals to be inducted into the NJBIZ Hall of Fame.  >>
Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named a recipient of a New Jersey Small Business Development Centers 2011 Success Award. >>
WattLots LLC, a solar parking lot systems firm in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, won a "Cool Product" award in the New Jersey Technology Council's mid-Atlantic Innovation Competition. >>
Own It Ventures, in collaboration with New Jersey Monthly magazine will honor three women business owners located at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC).  >>
Jose Rodriquez, chief executive officer of M.E.R.I.T., Inc., a portfolio company located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been invited to participate in the White House Business Leaders' Forum on Jobs and Economic Competitiveness on Nov. 4, 2011. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host an NIH/NCI SBIR Seminar and one-to-one appointments on Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 211 Warren Street, Newark. >>
New banners were installed this week in front of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, located at 211 Warren Street. >>
Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), will be a presenting company at the Rodman & Renshaw 13th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City from Sept. 11-13, 2011. >>
Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of Continuing and Distance Education at NJIT, will present the co-authored paper, “M-Outreach for Engineering Continuing Education: A Model for University-Company Collaboration” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Educators on June 26-29 in Vancouver, Canada.  >>
A promising new venture based at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center was selected as the winner at iEvening New Jersey, an innovative new business event attended by more than 160 startup founders and entrepreneurs, and hosted by NJIT on May 19, 2011. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host "Network, Exhibit & Pitch," a start-up conference featuring Newark Mayor Cory Booker on May 19, 4-8 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center. >>
Urovalve, a medical device company located in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, has appointed Bent Johnsen as European managing director. The company develops superior products for urinary flow and control. >>
CGC Genetics, Inc., located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, received the Emerging Innovative Business Award from The Portuguese American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey at an annual gala dinner on April 8 at the Newark Club.   >>
Greg Smith, managing principal of ScienceSmith, will conduct a special seminar entitled “Workshop for Technical Entrepreneurs” on April 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), 211 Warren Street, Room 407. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering on April 14, 10 a.m.-12 noon. >>
On Saturday, March 19, the NJIT Alumni Club of Metro DC, in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, will sponsor a Workshop for Entrepreneurs at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Graham Bell Drive, Reston, VA.  >>
Set your television dial tonight to Fox 5 News at 10:30 p.m. to watch NJIT's Treena Arinzeh in an interview explain to the nation the future of adult stem cells and her research, in particular. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT has joined The National Alliance of Clean Energy Incubators, known as the Clean Energy Alliance, Inc.  >>
2010
The only way to learn if your water source has hexavalent chromium is to check with your public water supplier and request a water quality report, said NJIT Professor Taha Marhaba, a civil/environmental engineer.  >>
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, will visiting Lima, Peru, on Dec.17-21 to provide incubator training to managers at the new Peruvian-American Business Development Center-Incubator sponsored by Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, NJIT, the Peruvian American National Roundtable and The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.  >>
Five technology-based high-tech ventures that have achieved success in the health care field with the assistance of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) are the recipients of more than a million dollars in funding awarded in 2009 and 2010 under the federal program “Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Grants for the State of New Jersey.” >>
A delegation from Ningguo in the People's Republic of China was named a Sister City of Newark on Nov. 18, 2010 during a special visit to NJIT. Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development, represented Newark during the later signing since city officials were unable to attend. Earlier in the day, the group toured technology laboratories at NJIT to learn more of sustainable urban living and solar energy.  >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT will be hosting SBIR/STTR Phase I Proposal Development and SBIR Cost Proposal Preparation workshops on Nov. 18 and 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 211 Warren Street. Programs are delivered by the Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. Phase I program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwoods within one year of the program. >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, has been named Public Sector Advocate of the Year by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC). Sebastian will receive the award on Nov. 9 at the SHCC's Corporate Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Hasbrouck Heights.  >>
Drew Terpenning and Shengyan Gao, graduate students in NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Outstanding Student in Transportation Award last week at the 12th Annual NJDOT Research Showcase at Rutgers University. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation Executive Director Michael A. Wall were honored at the Brick City Development Corporation's Recognize Newark event for their contributions to the economic development accomplishments in the City of Newark. Wall, a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, is the honorary chair of the Executive Dinner Committee at Celebration, NJIT's annual black-tie fundraiser, on Nov. 12, 2010. >>
Edge Therapeutics, based out of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, has been named one of four Incubator Companies to Watch by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC). This acknowledgement is part of NJTC's Best of the Year awards celebrating the technology sectors of New Jersey. Edge is scheduled to be recognized at the NJTC Award Gala on Nov. 17 at the Hilton at East Brunswick, NJ.  >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company with research facilities in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. If the contract is exercised with options, it could total $22.84 million.   >>
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Menssana Research Inc., a company in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, a contract for $4.2 million to develop a breath test for radiation exposure. >>
SoulRealiS, a client company in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), and Sean Scott, the company's chief executive officer, were featured recently in Noire Digerati, a website highlighting minorities in technology and gaming. >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT was featured in the August 2010 issue of TechNews magazine. The article, “Talk About a Win-Win!” People 2 Business Teams Up Startup Executive Mentors,” appears on pages 12 and 13. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center has received a Soft Landings international incubation designation from the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). Through its Soft Landings program, the NBIA recognizes incubation programs that are especially capable of helping nondomestic companies enter the incubator's domestic market. The EDC was selected for the program because of its slate of business services for nondomestic firms and its demonstrated success at helping these firms enter the U.S. market. >>
Flyanic, a cementitious mineral processing technology company and licensee of NJIT, has developed an industrial scale and affordable process for grinding cement, fly ash, and other cementitious materials to a median particle size of one micron. The processing costs range from $30-75 per ton, depending on feedstock,  and they can be scaled to industrial levels of production using proven equipment. >>
Heath Ahrens, founder and CEO of iSpeech, Inc., a company based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, took first place in the Venture Association New Jersey's Elevator Pitch Olympics, where entrepreneurs gave two-minute presentations — about as long as it would take to ride an elevator — to investors about business opportunities. Read the Daily Record article.   >>
“The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT is still growing rapidly to be the largest high-tech business incubator in the USA with 95 portfolio companies, despite the tough economy! Entrepreneurs and individual initiatives in the EDC are working to help NJ solve economic growth problems and make NJ a state leading in technology development and the right place to live and work!,” said Jerry Creighton Sr., EDC Executive Director. >>
Aron Spencer, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Management at NJIT, will be the instructor and facilitator for the Advance Invention 2 Venture (AI2V) Venture Acceleration Bootcamp, May 18 through May 21, 2010 in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. To register, click here. For additional details, call Judith Sheft at 973-596-5825 or email sheft@njit.edu. >>
CGC Genetics, Inc., the first private medical genetics laboratory in Portugal, celebrated the grand opening today of its U.S. operations in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference. Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, whose office brought CGC to Newark and the U.S., led the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Stefan Pryor, deputy mayor for Economic Development; Joao Vellera, Portuguese ambassador to the U.S.; Maria Amelia Paiva, consul general of Portugal; Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT; Donald H. Sebastian, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT; and Dr. Robert Johnson, dean of the New Jersey Medical School. >>
Urovalve, a medical device company located in the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, has announced that President and CEO Harvey Homan PhD has been appointed to an advisory panel for urology and small business at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). >>
Sandi Webster and Peggy McHale, founding directors of Consultants 2 Go, will discuss "Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: Practical Tips to Get You Started" at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on March 24, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. Judith Sheft, associate vice president for technology development at NJIT, will join Webster and McHale for the panel discussion.  >>
2009
A drug to stop bleeding during a brain injury and a bed that will prevent bedsores are among the scientific discoveries at NJIT that received earlier this week more than a million dollars in funding from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. >>
Project ORBIT (Organizational Reengineering using Banner Information Technology), a multi-year, campus-wide effort to implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to replace current systems that are nearing obsolescence, reached its first major milestone last month with the launch of Banner Finance. “In keeping with the university's strategic plan, a major emphasis—while implementing new systems—was to reengineer administrative and academic processes to improve customer and student satisfaction,” said Ed Bishof, associate vice president for University Budgeting. "To support this plan, Project ORBIT was initiated last summer. Well-deserved congratulations to the entire finance functional and technical teams for the dedication and perseverance they displayed in meeting their project deadlines,” he added. “Our upgrade to Banner replaces a technology platform that has been used at NJIT since 1985," said David Ullman, associate provost for Information Services and Technology. “In making this transition, NJIT joins well over 1,100 institutions across the US and around the world that manage higher education operations and processes with Banner.”  “We look forward to using Banner to improve the productivity of our recruiting, admissions and enrollment operations,” said Kathy Kelly, associate vice president for Enrollment Services. Project ORBIT will be fully implemented over the next 18 months. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host "Financial Modeling Essentials for Raising Capital" on June 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. The two-day workshop will cover all the key aspects of developing a financial model that is defensible to all types of investors. To register, click here. >>
"Secrets of Winning SBIR/STTR Proposals," a half-day seminar that will provide participants with an introduction to and overview of the SBIR and STTR programs, will be held on June 24, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Sponsored by the NJ Commission on Science & Technology, the seminar will feature representatives of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at the Picatinny Arsenal. Registration: $35 in advance; $45 at the door. To register, click here. >>
"Staying Out of Government Auditor Quicksand: Accounting System Compliance for All Types of Federal Grants and Contracts" is the topic of a seminar on June 5, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The seminar will be presented by Anthony J. Faugno CPA, Partner (at left) and Matthew Herdman, MBA from the Federal Government Contracting Group at Amper, Politziner & Mattia, LLP. To register, click here. >>
The New Jersey Technology Council will present roundtable sessions on nano entrepreneurship and nano applications on June 2, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Satya Prakash, associate professor in biomedical engineering at McGill University, will give the keynote presentation. To register, click here. >>
Entrepreneurs and startup companies (and their advisors) who are planning to present to investors in the next few months will have the opportunity to obtain direct feedback and expert help with their presentations at the "Dry Run Your Investor Presentation" workshop on June 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Coaching will be provided by Steve Bowman, the “Pitch Doctor.” To register, contact: Bill Coons, 908-553-6775.  >>
The New Jersey Center for Innovation Acceleration, a joint initiative of the NJIT School of Management and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC), will offer a series of business planning and financial modeling courses for entrepreneurs funded by North Jersey Partners.  >>
NJIT's Center for Innovation Acceleration and North Jersey Partners WIRED will host several seminars and certification programs. The Advanced Invention 2 Venture (AI2V) workshop will be held on June 8-11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Enterprise Development Center III, Rm. 407. Click here to register (click on June 8-11 link). Contact: sheft@njit.edu or call 973-596-5825. In addition, The New Jersey Center for Innovation and The Entrepreneurs Group will present "Build Your Financial Model and Develop Cash Management/Valuation Skills," a program consisting of two hands-on and intensive workshops to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs in raising capital. For more information as well as dates and locations, click here>>
NJIT's 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2009. >>
"How to Appreciate Great Work(ers)" is the topic of a seminar by Chester Elton, co-author of several successful leadership books, on April 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3720/30/40 at NJIT. RSVP is appreciated: 973-596-5275 or vidal@adm.njit.edu. >>
Technology and life sciences-related businesses, service providers, and state universities are invited to attend a roundtable discussion on the financial resources and incentives available to New Jersey's most promising technology companies at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III. Hosted by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Edison Innovation Roundtable will be held on March 30, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Click here to register.  >>
NJIT has developed 16 new master's programs, designed to help professionals succeed in today's economy. The new programs emphasize business and computing, the bio-tech field, and civil infrastructure. Each has a unique 21st century focus that draws on the rich technological expertise of NJIT. >>
Chuck Daniels of ACBB-BITS, Inc., a highly successful entrepreneur and NJIT alumnus (BS '80) who received NJIT's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2000, will be the guest speaker at a Monthly Entrepreneurs' Gathering on April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 pm at the Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Room 407. RSVP to Kelly Carthens or 973-643-4063 would be appreciated. >>
A former CEO and global sales and marketing executive will tell small business owners and others how to survive this tough economy without cutting costs.  Jim Lewis, CEO of Princeton Sales Partners and author of Five Deadly Sins CEOs Make in Sales, will speak at NJIT on March 4, 2009 from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.  >>
Best-selling business author and Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen will focus on creating and surviving disruptive innovation at a free talk open to the public set for Feb. 28, 2009, at NJIT. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Room 112, Eberhardt Hall and Alumni Center on the NJIT campus, located at 323 MLK Blvd. at Bleeker St.   >>
Have a great idea for a business or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for the Young Alumni Club's Entrepreneurial Network program. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Alumni Association of NJIT's Young Alumni Club and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center co-sponsored a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs that was attended by 90 alumni and guests. For more information about the program, go to www.njit.edu/alumni/yac. >>
Ralph Izzo believes that our society is steering a very unsustainable course when it comes to energy — and he speaks with authority. In the first Technology and Society Forum presentation at NJIT for spring 2009, Izzo will explore how the impacts of climate change and an uncertain economy make it imperative to redefine our complex relationship with energy. >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.   >>
2008
The bond between NJIT and Newark grows stronger every year.  Since NJIT's founding as Newark Technical School in 1881, NJIT has been a vital partner in education, economic growth and civic betterment in the city.  >>
Student entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in Randal Pinkett's Campus CEO Challenge as part of the IFEL North Jersey Business Plan competition.  For additional details please click here.  Deadline for submission of executive summaries is January 14, 2009.  The Competition will culminate with an awards luncheon on April 30, 2009 at New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center. The business plan competition is part of the North Jersey Partners WIRED (Workforce Innovation for Regional Economic Development) grant.   >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host the Eighth Annual New Jersey Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Conference on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. Companies will be reimbursed by the EDC for the attendance fee and will receive a free proposal review just for attending. Phase I (Proposal Development) and Phase II (Cost Proposal Preparation) program attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary proposal critique by the Greenwood Consulting Group. Inc. within one year of the programs. For more information and online registration visit www.njsbdc.com/scitech. >>
Technology and life sciences-related businesses, service providers, state universities and research institutions can learn how New Jersey helps early-stage technology companies grow their businesses at a networking and information session at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) on Nov. 7, 8:30-11 a.m. in the EDC III, 211 Warren St., Newark. Register online at seminars.njeda.com or call 609-777-4880 for more information.  >>
"Creating and Surviving Disruptive Innovation" a talk by Clayton M. Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, on Nov. 1, has been postponed to a later date. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host a free seminar on "Technology Commercialization from Lab to Commercial Success: Tiptoeing through the Minefield" on October 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Conference Room 407. Yaniv Sneor of Blue Cactus Consulting will draw on his experience starting, managing and growing companies in a variety of industries and fields and his involvement in numerous technology commercialization endeavors encompassing a broad range of technologies and markets. All are welcome. RSVP to Kelly Carthens is appreciated. >>
High school students enrolled in NJIT's Real World Connections Summer Internship Program will be recognized for their achievements at an awards ceremony on August 7, 12:30-4 p.m. at the Enterprise Development Center 3, 211 Warren Street, Conference Room 407. Through the Capstone Open University Connections Program, students work in small project teams to solve real-world problems based on scenarios drawn from actual industry cases in a broad array of fields, including health, communications, sports, and entertainment. >>
NJIT postdoctoral students and companies in the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), NJIT's high technology business incubator, were awarded eight grants totaling $480,000 from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology to bolster company growth and jumpstart the careers of young scientists. >>
Twenty youngsters enrolled in the Colgate EMPOWER Summer Biz Camp will receive certificates of recognition as well as participate in a business plan competition at a graduation ceremony on July 25 at 10 a.m. in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren Street, Newark. The Honorable Robert L. Bowser, Mayor of the City of East Orange, M.J. Peterson, Manager of the Division of Employment and Training, and Councilwoman Virginia Cross will be on hand at the event.    >>
NJIT's Office of Technology Development and the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) along with North Jersey WIRED will host an Advanced Invention to Venture Workshop on June 9-12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the EDC, 211 Warren St., Newark. An optional SBIR Proposal Writing workshop will be held on June 13. Scholarships are available for NJIT faculty and students. Contact: Judith Sheft at  NJIT's Office of Technology Development at x5825. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) has given startups an edge since 1988.  Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, this high-tech business incubator housed at NJIT is open to early-stage companies that have, or will have, a proprietary technology as a significant source of revenue. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center will host “Getting the Most Out of Advertising, Promotion, Communications and Brand Development,” a special free panel and information/networking session, on April 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 211 Warren Street, Newark. Panel members include Elizabeth (Beth) Fitzgerald of the Star-Ledger and Patrick Regan of NJN. For information on directions or parking, call Claire Dougherty at 973-643-4063. >>
A computer software program developed at NJIT for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases has won the most coveted title at a recent New Jersey Technology Council competition.  >>
NeuroTrax, a medical device and technology company based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, received the "Most Likely To Succeed" Award last week at the 2008 New Jersey Technology Council Venture Conference. >>
High school and college student entrepreneurs attending Newark-based schools or who are Newark residents have the opportunity to win money for start-up capital and a consultation with Randal Pinkett, chief executive officer of BCT Partners, based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. Students are invited to submit their mini-business plans to Newark's Most Promising Young Entrepreneur Contest by March 14, 2008.   >>
The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT will host a special free Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering  Forum and Information/Networking Session on Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the EDC, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Contact: Jerry Creighton at 973-643-4063; e-mail: Jerry.creighton@njit-edc.org. >>
2007
Black Enterprise magazine has named Treena Livingston Arinzeh, 37, one of “40 under 40” to watch in 2008. Arinzeh, an associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has earned national recognition for her pioneering adult stem cell research to find ways to use biomaterials to re-engineer tissues. >>
NJIT will host Tech Industry Day, a conference and exhibition of NJIT projects as well as Enterprise Development Center incubator projects, on Oct. 30 in the NJIT Campus Center. For more information, contact Ranya Tawfik at 973-596-5519. >>
The edge in knowledge is not limited to engineering and science: NJIT, the state's science and technology university, is expanding its educational offerings with surprising new degree programs for 2008 (pending approval). The university is accepting applications for Fall 2008 studies in eight new innovative areas including art and design, business and computing. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will celebrate the graduation of Great American Technologies (GAT) from the EDC on Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will include a celebration of GAT's technological achievements and the launch of the Mobile Vision Player and Mobile Priority Communication System™.  Seating is limited. To reserve your ticket for this free event, please RSVP by Oct. 16 to Joan Guarino; 973-848-9393; e-mail: jguarino@gat-usa.com. >>
Randal D. Pinkett, PhD, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, will discuss how students can take the entrepreneurial leap by starting and running a profitable business on Oct. 3, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall. >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host Angel Event 2007, a free participation and feedback session for startup and early-stage companies, on Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., NJIT EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. >>
Steve Bowman, an expert at helping emerging growth companies develop concise, persuasive presentations for venture investment capital, will lead a special free session on Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren Street, Newark. Contact: Jerry Creighton. >>
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Science and technology entrepreneurs and small businesses in New Jersey will have the opportunity to gain information that will help them compete more effectively for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts at the Seventh Annual NJ SBIR/STTR Conference on June 7-8 at NJIT's Enterprise Development Center III. >>
Bo Kemp, business administrator for the City of Newark, will deliver the keynote address at the “It's Time” Young Entrepreneurs Conference for existing and future entrepreneurs on March 1, 12:30-7:30 p.m., NJIT Campus Center. Sponsored by the Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program, The Greater Newark Business Development Consortium and NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC), the event celebrates Entrepreneurship Week USA. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.GNBDC.org or call the EDC at 973-643-4063 ext. 103. >>
2006
“You are the epitome of creativity and innovation,” Randal Pinkett told the more than 250 students who attended the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium today in NJIT's Campus Center Ballroom. Pinkett, who is chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, outlined the path that led to his achievements as a Rhodes Scholar and as the Season 4 winner of NBC's “The Apprentice" and urged students to take advantage of the many opportunities available at NJIT. “I challenge you to set sights for yourself to far exceed your own expectations,” he said. >>
Randal Pinkett, chairman and chief executive officer of BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, and the Season 4 winner of NBC's "The Apprentice," will share his experiences along the road to establishing several socially responsible business ventures and lessons learned as an entrepreneur and protégé to Donald Trump on Nov. 15, 2:30-4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Supertron Technologies Inc, a leading developer of next-generation cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils and accessories, today announced the acquisition of leading MRI coil manufacturer Spin Systems based in Brisbane, Australia. Supertron is based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT. >>
“Technological innovation is key to the State's success,” said New Jersey Governor Corzine at NJIT today. Corzine outlined his economic growth strategy for New Jersey before a capacity audience in the Campus Center Atrium that included leading members of the Governor's cabinet and senior staff, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, State legislators, corporate CEO's, chamber of commerce and trade organization executives, labor union leaders, and college and university presidents, in addition to many NJIT faculty, students, and staff who also attended. Prior to his announcement, the governor toured NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, New Jersey's oldest and largest business incubator facility. Corzine, who recently named NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch to serve on his Economic Growth Council, said that his strategy will help to attract new capital investment in a highly competitive global marketplace and promote the state as a place in which to locate and grow successful high-tech businesses and attract federal research dollars. “It is time to make sure we're pushing for long-term job growth,” Corzine said. “We have a great future ahead of us.” >>
The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering Roundtable Session on Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon, EDC III, 211 Warren St., Rm. 407. Topic: The New Jersey Homeland Security Systems Technology Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 973-643-4063. >>
NJIT's Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host a Monthly Entrepreneurs Gathering (MEG) Roundtable Session on August 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., EDC III, Rm. 407. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the New Jersey State Library's New Jersey Knowledge Initiative, OVID and Wiley and to sign up for free remote access. For more information, call 973-643-4063.   >>
Supertron Technologies Inc., a leading developer of next-generation solutions for high-performance preclinical and clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging coils and probes, announced today successfully financing $3.5 million with Amphion Innovations PLC. Supertron is based in the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT. >>
Science and technology entrepreneurs and small businesses in New Jersey will have the opportunity to gain information that will help them compete more effectively for SBIR/STTR grants and contracts at the Sixth Annual NJ SBIR/STTR Conference on June 15-16 at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. Sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science & Technology, the program is open to the public. >>
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) will host a breakfast workshop that will provide information to prospective applicants seeking assistance through the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program as well as other EDA financial assistance initiatives, on May 4, 9-11 a.m., at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center III, 211 Warren St., Room 407. >>
Noble Device Technologies Corp., a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, has raised $8 million in Series A equity financing to expand development of its unique visible/infrared image sensor. The company is developing high-resolution, reliable, and inexpensive shortwave infrared image sensors for the medical and military marketplace. >>
2005
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, was named the apprentice last night on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, which is located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected last September to compete from among more than a million applicants. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT, remains in the running to win NBC's reality television show, The Apprentice. Pinkett founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center. The show's final episode will air on Dec. 15.  >>
The NJIT Enterprise Development Center (EDC) will host a briefing on TECHNIIUM, a new NJ Economic Development Authority funding program that helps early-stage businesses, on Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m., EDC III, Room 407. Admission is free. Call Claire Dougherty at 973-643-5740 for travel or parking directions. >>
Kay Etzler, program analyst, National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide an introduction to and overview of the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs with a focus on the NIH at a half-day seminar on Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon, Enterprise Development Center III, Room 407. Sponsored by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the seminar will provide information on collaborative opportunities available to life science entrepreneurs. >>
Imagine driving in the car, sitting in the airport, or relaxing on the beach, while listening to breaking news or viewing stock market changes in real time without using a computer or television. MailCall, a division of Great American Technologies, Inc., a start-up company based at the Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, now offers such a service using a cell phone. "We believe that our technology will change the way investors conduct business, schedules, even lives,” said Vincent Sette, MailCall vice president of business development. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, a Rhodes Scholar and the founder of a company located in the business incubator program at NJIT will compete on Sept. 22 on NBC's reality television show, "The Apprentice." Pinkett, who founded and now heads BCT Partners, located in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was selected from among more than a million applicants. >>
Menssana Research, located in the small business incubator program at NJIT, is seeking companies to license its federally-approved Heartsbreath test, a life-saving technology that determines whether patients with heart transplants are showing signs of rejecting their new heart. It is non-invasive and risk-free. The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, which keeps new technology businesses alive and growing in New Jersey, operates the incubator program. >>
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology recently met at the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT. Prior to the meeting, commission members mingled with entrepreneurs and inventors from the New Jersey incubators, including the EDC program itself, which the commission supports through competitive grants. EDC entrepreneurs displaying their work included: Vincent Sette, executive vice president of business for Mail Call; Larry Gardner, chief executive officer of CyberExtruder (at left); and Harvey Homan, chief executive officer of Urovalve. >>
Last week, NJIT unveiled five new programs to bolster small businesses and help them grow bigger. The Enterprise Development Center at NJIT, the state's oldest and largest incubator program, now offers client companies programs to improve the marketing skills and business acumen of company principals. The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has funded the project. >>
Twelve tips on successful blogging were among the highlights of a day-long business and networking event held yesterday at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).     The event, aimed at encouraging men and women with technological expertise to start their own companies, was organized by NJIT's School of Management, Office of Technology Development, Enterprise Development Center and the North Essex Chamber of Commerce.   >>
Four motivational speakers, tips on starting a business and more recently highlighted an event at NJIT to encourage business men and women to launch a technological business. Event organizers included the School of Management, the Enterprise Development Center and the Office of Technology Development, all at NJIT. >>
2004
In a fifth-floor laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), research assistant Renee Cataneo is holding the day's collection of human exhalations sent to Menssana Research, based at NJIT.  Cataneo's job is to analyze the results.  Just as a Breathalyzer detects drunk drivers, a Menssana process detects illness. >>
Menssana Research, a tenant in the Enterprise Development Center, an incubator program at NJIT for young businesses, was named by the Wall Street Journal as the second runner-up in the biotechnology and medical category of the publication's annual technology innovation awards. >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has received two awards for its promising achievements.  Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small startup medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize.  >>
A new and innovative technology company participating in the Enterprise Development Center program at NJIT has received two awards for their promising achievements. Last week, Urovalve, Inc., a small, upstart medical device company, participated in the SmartStart Venture Forum in Albany, and received the best presentation prize. This week, the company participated in the "Bio-Life-Tech Conference" in Baltimore and received an award for the company most likely to receive funding. >>
Two young, innovative technology companies--a software developer and an electronics designer who creates cameras for medical devices--have received  a total of $500,000 in funding from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.  The companies are based in the small business incubator program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
NJIT alumnus Bob Tarantino had a very good idea when he came up with the concept for New Jersey Precision Technologies in 1995 and took the first step toward making it a commercial reality at the university's Enterprise Development Center. "NJIT and the EDC helped us every step of the way." Tarantino says. "In addition to the resources needed for a good start, we received the support necessary for making the full transition to the high-tech marketplace, for being successful on our own." >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) alumnus Bob Tarantino had a very good idea when he came up with the concept for New Jersey Precision Technologies in 1995 and took the first step toward making it a commercial reality at the university's Enterprise Development Center (EDC). In fact, Tarantino's idea was so good that he now owns one of the leading electrical discharge machining (EDM) operations in the northeastern United States, with gross annual sales topping $4 million. >>
A device that can detect illnesses, a method that converts a photo into a three-dimensional image and a superconductor coil that enhances the resolution of MRI machines: these are just three technologies spawned in The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Two companies from the Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) won prominent business awards at the New Jersey Technology Council's (NJTC) 2004 Venture Fair held at the Liberty Science Center. The awards recognize new companies whose products show innovation and promise. >>
2003
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has appointed Martin Tuchman, of Princeton, the founder and chairman of Interpool, Inc., to the NJIT Board of Overseers. The NJIT Board of Overseers works to give the university national and international recognition by supporting and encouraging research, establishing fellowships and scholarships and facilitating fund-raising for the benefit of the university's academic programs. >>