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Nominations Are Now Open for the 2017 Thomas Edison Patent Awards

For almost four decades, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey has honored the best and brightest patented innovations in the state of New Jersey with its annual Thomas Edison Patent Awards. The Edison Patent Awards span a broad range industry sectors and a full list of the 2016 winning patents can be found here. All nominations will be judged by a committee of top researchers based on the significance of the problem solved, the patent’s commercial impact, its novelty and utility.

Winners will be honored at the annual Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception on November 2, 2017.

All submissions are now encouraged for the 2017 Edison Patent Awards.

Click here to apply with the 2017 Edison Patent Award Nomination Form, all submissions are due by May 26th, 2017.

2017 Merit Scholarship Application Now Available

This scholarship is for students presently attending a New Jersey community/county college who are pursuing a major in a science, technology, engineering or math (“STEM”) field, have at least a 3.5 G.P.A., are in financial need and have completed 12 credits, but have at least 21 credits left to complete their community college degrees.

Here is the 2017 R&D Council of NJ Merit Scholar Application.

In addition to submitting the attached scholarship application completed, the applicant must also submit the following: Resume; Certified College Transcript; and Optional: Letter of Reference.

No later than May 5, 2017, please return completed application materials to:
Research & Development Council of New Jersey
127 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928

Or email to Kim Case at Please request an email confirmation.

If you have previously been selected for this scholarship, you are not eligible to reapply.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Council’s office at 973.274.8336 or email Kim Case at .

Council January Board Meeting at BASF hosts Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno