Solve for X: New Jersey Initiative

Rutgers own Jackie Melillo, Assistant Director in the Office of Economic Development serves on the Planning Committee for the Solve for X: New Jersey initiative. Read more about one of the prelimenary events, click here. You can follow all of the action on Twitter and Google+ under #solveforxnj.

Kancor America opens applications labs at Rutgers

Kancor America, a division of Kancor Ingredients Limited, (Cochin India), has opened the doors to its North American application labs at Rutgers University Food Innovation Center-North location.  Read More.

Big Data Bill Heads to the Governor's Desk

Trenton, NJ- Legislation is headed to the Governor’s desk that will put New Jersey on strong footing to confront challenges and take advantage of opportunities posed by the growth of “Big Data.” The “Big Data Bill” (A2218/S582) spearheaded by Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17) and the New Jersey Big Data Alliance, officially designates the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) as the State’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Consortium. Read More.

Pinnacle Foods Expands Partnership at Rutgers University

Pinnacle Foods announced Tuesday it has opened a research & development pilot plant at Rutgers University. The plant will support the Parsippany-based company’s effort to “Reinvigorate Iconic Brands” and support recognizable names such as Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Wish-Bone and more as Pinnacle increases their R&D capacity and supports their brand renovation. Read more.

Merger Gives Rutgers Chance to Present New Face to Business Community

October 16th, 2013 Rutgers University is transforming relations with the business community, thanks to its merger with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a school official told a gathering of entrepreneurs today. Read more.

Dr. Brennan-Tonetta Secures U.S. Department of Commerce Grant

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, associate vice president of public-private partnerships and executive director of economic growth and development at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers New Brunswick, and Kevin Lyons, assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences at Rutgers Business Sc

Governor Signs Major Economic and Job Development Legislation into Law

Governor Chris Christie has signed into law far-reaching economic and job development legislation designed to streamline and enhance state economic development incentives and make them easier for businesses to obtain. In particular, the  New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act will streamline five pre-existing incentive programs administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.  The law loosens eligibility criteria for the incentives, greatly expands their geographic reach, and in some in