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.

2018 Edison Patent Awards and Individual Honorees Recognized at Council’s 39th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony

The Research & Development Council of New Jersey (“Council”) is proud to honor 15 winning organizations with the 2018 Edison Patent Award. These winners, along with 61 inventors, were recognized last night at the 39th Edison Patent Awards Ceremony & Reception at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.

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, were recognized for innovative patent work spanning 15 R&D categories, including: agriculture, biomaterials, biotechnology, consumer, enabling technologies, energy, environmental, industrial processes, information technology, medical imaging, pharmaceutical, public health, smart grid, technology transfer, and telecommunications.

The R&D Council also honored Dr. Alfred Cho, Bell Labs’ researcher, the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems at Rutgers University, and Rowan University President Ali Houshmand, for their unique contributions to science and technology, successful public-private partnerships that drive innovation and STEM education.

The 39thEdison Patent Award Ceremony & Reception took place on the evening of November 1, 2018, at the Liberty Science Center. Before 250 guests, our winners were honored with an original film, followed by a celebratory dinner. Tribute films and photos will be available at www.rdnj.org.

For the full press release click: Edison Patent Awards Press Release Nov 2. 2018

New Jersey STEM Month-March 2018!

Governor Murphy has proclaimed March 2018 New Jersey STEM Month!

The R&D Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network are excited to have sponsored this effort.

If you visit njstempathways.org you will see over 50 organizations have put together almost 90 events around the state to support New Jersey’s first ever STEM Month. Calendar link: https://njstempathways.org/events/2018-03/

We also thank Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker for sponsoring a joint legislative resolution acknowledging NJ STEM Month that will be presented to the R&D Council and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network on March 26th at the State House.