Startups & New Ventures


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It’s been a record year for innovation at Rutgers University, and for the Innovation Ventures team in the Office for Research, despite the challenges and new reality that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Even limited access to laboratories, countless Zoom meetings, and the burnout many experienced over the past year could not stop the Rutgers Research and Innovation engine.

Rutgers NSF New I-Corps™ Hub: Northeast Region

As a key player in developing and transforming innovators into entrepreneurs that improve people’s lives, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will expand its entrepreneurship training programming and further equip faculty and student researchers with the skills and strategy needed to transition their discoveries into technologies and products, as a partner in the newly created NSF I-Corps™ Hub: Northeast Region.

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Universities play an important role in inspiring diversity among new generations of entrepreneurs and innovators to improve the innovation ecosystem. Providing underrepresented researchers with access to opportunities and networks can bring the needed change to better reflect the diversity of our nation and to tip the scale toward equity and inclusion in innovation.