40th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Come join New Jersey’s research community in celebrating incredible accomplishments in research and development, innovation leadership and STEM education at the 40th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Celebration on November 14, 2019 at the Liberty Science Center. The evening will include 250 guests, over 60 award winners, including three special honorees, and special tribute films highlighting the impactful work of New Jersey’s innovation economy. Winners will be announced soon. To RSVP or sponsor the event, you can view this form. Please contact Kim Case at kcase@rdnj.org for more information.


NJ STEM Month is a celebration co-hosted by the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network and Research & Development Council of New Jersey that highlights the Garden State’s incredible accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, math and innovation.

With the support of Governor Murphy’s administration and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker’s office, NJ STEM Week expanded to include the entire month of March in 2018. March is now New Jersey STEM Month as designated by the New Jersey State Legislature and gubernatorial proclamation. In 2019, NJ STEM Month impacted over 21,000 learners, included over 155 unique events, and was celebrated in 17 counties. Click here to see the New Jersey STEM Month 2019 Highlight Reel. You can also learn more about New Jersey STEM Month, by visiting the New Jersey STEM Pathways Website.

2019 Edison Patent Awards Application Available

The Research & Development Council of New Jersey has sustained its core mission of advancing research and development in New Jersey through a variety of initiatives, one, in particular, being the recognition of outstanding R&D work done in the state. The Council annually honors the most exceptional efforts of scientists and inventors, along with their organizations, with the awarding of the prestigious Edison Patent Award.   Download application here. Award winners will be selected by the Council’s Patent Award Committee which is made up of several of New Jersey’s top researchers. The winners will be announced in June and honored at the Council’s awards ceremony on November 14, 2019. Prior to the awards ceremony, the Council will create a truly unique film for each respective organization which will showcase both the inventors and the winning patent, and premiere at the Council’s awards ceremony. In 2018, fifteen Edison Patent Awards were awarded to New Jersey organizations (and 61 researchers), including BASF, Celularity, Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., Merck, NJIT, Princeton University, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Siemens Corporate Technology, Siemens Healthineers, Stevens Institute of Technology and SubCom.