The Office of Technology Development manages the intellectual property created by New Jersey Institute of Technology employees and is responsible for obtaining appropriate patent or copyright protection on NJIT-owned intellectual property. University researchers seek new knowledge to improve processes and products for industry. Through public and private partnerships and economic development efforts, the university helps to grow new business ventures that fuel the economy.
A strong applied research program is the very core of the technological research university, generating the advances that fuel a knowledge-based economy. NJIT's research programs have grown exponentially, to funding of more than $75 million today. The university conducts cutting-edge applied research through multidisciplinary centers of excellence and specialized high tech labs as well as and partnerships with industry to develop commercially promising new technologies. We invite you to read more about us, view our mission statement, and visit our office.
NJIT is committed to economic development for Newark, New Jersey and the region. The university operates several outreach centers that provide direct technical assistance to the state's businesses with the goal of helping small and medium-sized companies become more productive, profitable, and globally competitive. NJIT is also the home of New Jersey's oldest and largest incubator facility, and was one of the first institutions in the nation to adopt economic development as a fourth mission element, together with instruction, research and community service.