The Office of Economic Development (OED) cultivates innovation networks at Rutgers University and throughout the state by developing and deepening relationships with industry, spearheading multi-institutional alliances, working on collaborative legislative initiatives, and leading the development of the Innovation Park@Rutgers.
Our established relationships with business support organizations augment the resources available to Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. Some key groups that help form our network include the New Jersey Big Data Alliance, The New Jersey Business Innovation Network, the New Jersey Technology Council, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and numerous state partners including the Partnership for Action. Rutgers also runs numerous incubators allowing us to assist new and start-up businesses. Our internal Entrepreneurship Coalition engages faculty, staff and students from across the university and allows us to share new programs, projects and updates to existing activities.