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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF NEW JERSEY GROWING STEM. ADVANCING INNOVATION. IMPACTING THE WORLD.
The R&D Council’s program portfolio includes:
The Research & Development Council of New Jersey is the oldest organization in the state supporting innovation, ensuring that the environment is positive for continued success in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. The Council was founded in the 1960s, driven by the concept that collaboration among industry, academia, and government is an essential part of maintaining an innovative society. The Council has established several programs that provide for this collaboration and an emphasis on STEM, which is critical in a faster, more technology-driven society.
Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award. The Council annually awards its Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award to New Jersey– based inventors to promote the incredible research done throughout the state. Patent nominations are reviewed by a panel of accomplished STEM professionals who evaluate the patent’s significance, novelty, utility, and social, commercial, and economic impact. Winners are celebrated at the annual fall Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Celebration. The evening highlights the broad array of research undertaken in both the public and private sectors of the state. This includes research ranging from pharmaceuticals and robotics, to medical devices and satellite software systems.
The 30+ member organization consists of representatives from industry, academia, and government. Among these representatives, collaboration is the key principle in their participation, in addition to developing strategies that maintain a strong New Jersey STEM talent pool to build on the state’s legacy of innovation and drive the innovation economy.
2019-2020 Members • Avantor Performance Materials • BASF • Bristol-Myers Squibb • Casabona Ventures • Honeywell International • ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company • IBM • Janssen R&D LLC • Kean University • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals • Liberty Science Center • Merck & Co., Inc. • Montclair State University
• New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection • New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development • New Jersey Economic Development Authority • New Jersey Institute of Technology • New Jersey Tech Council • Nokia Bell Labs • Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
• Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory • Princeton University • PSE&G • Rowan University • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey • Sabinsa Corporation • Siemens • Stevens Institute of Technology • Stockton University • Stryker • US Army Futures Command, CCDC Armaments Center