Our Mission

A unit of the Office of Research and Economic Development, Rutgers Office of Economic Development (OED) initiates university-wide programs and infrastructure that leverage the extensive resources of the university to support and enhance New Jersey’s innovation economy.

OED programs catalyze entrepreneurship, boost research funding, increase the competitiveness of New Jersey industry and attract new companies to the state, and increase internship and job prospects for New Jersey citizens. OED’s core initiatives include:

  • Start-up Business Support: Business incubators focused on Food, Energy, Aquaculture 
  • Student Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Attraction
  • Workforce Development: Data Science Career Pathways
  • Advanced Computing Technologies and Infrastructure
  • Economic Impact Studies