The Rutgers EcoComplex EcoIgnite Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center & Accelerator Program was one of 35 organizations from 19 states to receive funding to create and expand cluster-focused, proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds through the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The […]
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Rutgers EcoComplex was awarded a $157,517 grant from the U.S. EPA, Region II Pollution Prevention Program that’s aimed at helping New Jersey’s food processors, storage and distribution facilities to become more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable through upgrading refrigeration systems, using safer chemicals, reducing water and energy use, and increasing employee training. “This project will […]
During the week of June 21, Lou Cooperhouse, director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC) and President of the New Jersey Business Incubation Network (NJ BIN) and Jessica Paolini, Economic Development Manager of Choose New Jersey, Inc., are visiting Israel to meet with academic, government, business incubation, and investment organizations. The purpose of the […]
Rutgers EcoComplex Clean Energy Innovation Center, a business incubator located in Bordentown, New Jersey, was awarded the Soft Landings International Incubator designation by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). The EcoComplex becomes the third active Soft Landings incubator in New Jersey; the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, which focuses on the food and agribusiness sector, and […]
Six graduates of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (and its predecessors) were honored with alumni awards for outstanding achievement at an annual luncheon and celebration on April 26, 2015, at the Cook Student Center. The honorees receiving the George Hammell Cook Distinguished Alumni Award, given to those with undergraduate degrees from the school, […]
One day after an on-campus event celebrating the 150th anniversary of Rutgers’ designation as New Jersey’s land grant institution, an important component of that institution – the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics – marked its founding exactly fifty years later, in 1914. The department’s centennial event, held on November 6th in the Cook […]
We congratulate these SEBS and NJAES faculty and staff on their accomplishments, appointments and awards below. For university-wide announcements, please visit the Rutgers Faculty and Staff Bulletin. 2018 Christopher Obropta, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and extension specialist in water resources, received a one-year award totaling $92,335 from the U.S. Geological Survey […]
“Big Data” has the potential for big results in terms of attracting and retaining industry for the state, public and private experts in New Jersey believe. That’s why a consortium of academia, government and industry leaders have collaborated on creating a one-stop home for the massive amounts of data collected by the likes of sensor cameras, social media and a variety of other sources, said Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, associate vice president for economic development at Rutgers University. The passage of the first “Big Data Bill” by Gov. Chris Christie officially recognizes the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) as the State’s Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Consortium. That move is crucial as it gives the NJBDA legitimacy in the eyes of industry, Brennan-Tonetta said.
The Rutgers Food Innovation Center (FIC), a food business incubation and economic development program of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a winner of its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The FIC is the only recipient from New Jersey to earn this award and […]
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) off-campus research centers are sometimes located in remote parts of the state, providing limited opportunity for others to know the scope of their work. In the Get to Know Rutgers NJAES Series, we’ll take a look at these centers and find out just what they do. Serpil Guran, […]