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The first pitch: Undergrads try to overwhelm judges with their business proposals

NJBIZ - April 25, 2016

One was a series of coconut oil-based beauty products.

Another was a video game platform for teaching foreign languages.

Then there was SpaceFinder, which creator David Van Vugt wants to take to rural areas to help more people find parking.

What do all of these innovative ideas have in common? They all came from New Jersey college students.

New Jersey Ranked Fourth Most Innovative State in America

BloombergBusiness -  January 7, 2016

The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index scored each of the 50 states on a 0-100 scale across six equally weighted metrics: R&D intensity; productivity; high-tech density; concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment; science and engineering degree holders; and patent activity. 

Two Rutgers Teams compete to win $1,000,000 Hult Prize

Two teams made up of Rutgers University students and Alum are moving on in a competition that could award them a $1 million for creating a startup company.

Rutgers Gets $500K Federal Grant Toward Innovation Park

Rutgers University has been awarded a nearly $500,000 grant to establish an innovative technology park where academic and industry researchers can collaborate, the university said Friday.

Google's Solve for X Draws Innovators to Rutgers

It has been described as a kind of American idol for inventors and innovators.

The Solve for X: New Jersey Campaign conducted on Feb. 2 at Rutgers University, offered four inventors, who are trying to solve the world's most pressing problems, the opportunity to present their ideas to a community of scientists, technologists, and social entrepreneurs.  Read more here. 

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.