Projects that blaze new trails in research will receive Dean for Research Innovation funding

The new initiatives, spanning the natural sciences, humanities and collaborations with industry, are in the early stages of investigation — a time when it is typically difficult to find sources of research funding. To kick-start promising ideas, the Dean for Research Innovation Fund, now in its eighth year, provides the fuel that enables research to blaze […]

With a mandate to “be bold,” Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Funds spark scholarship, educational opportunities and further investments in research

Stepping into the role of Princeton’s dean for research in 2013, Pablo Debenedetti knew he wanted grow the University’s capacity to explore new frontiers of knowledge as well as its ability to impact technological progress and societal well-being. In the highly competitive world of grant funding, monetary support for exploratory research is scarce. Debenedetti envisioned a fund […]

Princeton University logistics tech startup raises $4 million in venture funds

A Princeton University spinoff that says its artificial intelligence (AI) platform can help logistics providers operate their companies better has raised $4 million in venture funding and hired an alumnus of Uber Freight and FourKites to promote it. Princeton, New Jersey-based Optimal Dynamics said today that its “” product uses technology it calls “high-dimensional artificial intelligence” […]

Seton Hall University Student Entrepreneurs to Compete in Virtual Statewide UPitchNJ Startup Contest 

Two Stillman School of Business undergraduate students — Luke Tyler, a sophomore majoring in finance and minoring in computer science, and Mariam Bsharat, a junior majoring in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship — are representing the University in the fifth annual statewide UPitchNJ contest. The students, who were this year’s winners in Seton Hall University’s Pirates Pitch startup […]

New CUNY partnership launches public health innovation accelerator 

The City University of New York’s CUNY Startups program has joined forces with Firefly Innovations of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH) to help address challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Innovation Accelerator helps entrepreneurs, CUNY students, faculty, staff, and the broader NYC community generate and […]

Partnership between U., Rutgers, and NJIT to conduct collaborative clinical research

A recent partnership with Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is promoting collaborations between University researchers and the medical community. The partnership, known as the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS), provides resources to advance the quality and quantity of translational research impacting health in New Jersey. […]

Hackensack Meridian innovation ‘Bear’s Den’ invests in biotech startup

Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health announced Dec. 4 an investment in Adaptive Phage Therapeuticals, a clinical-stage company developing precision treatments for multidrug-resistant superbugs. The funding, Hackensack Meridian’s third investment in an external company, was provided through the health system’s Bear’s Den innovation program. The Bear’s Den incubator was launched in 2017 and comprises a panel of healthcare […]

Princeton accelerates innovation through funding of six technologies with potential for societal impact

The projects address a range of societal challenges, from new treatments for cancer, hepatitis B and obesity, to pain-free intravenous injections and low-cost water purification. The funding, administered by the Office of the Dean for Research, supports proof-of-concept research, prototypes, or other studies to bring fundamental discoveries to the point where they can be developed through […]

Rutgers University Receives $4M as New Hub Under NIH REACH Program to Accelerate Development of Biomedical Technologies

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was selected as one of five new hubs under the National Institutes of Health’s Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) program to speed up the translation of biomedical discoveries into commercially viable diagnostics, devices, therapeutics, and tools to improve patient care, enhance health, and train the next generation […]