New Jersey Innovation Institute

The Gateway to Innovation in the State of New Jersey

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Your Innovation Partner in NJ

New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is focused on fostering innovation and having a positive economic impact in New Jersey by serving as a conduit between the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the outside world. NJIT is a highly productive R1 research institution with substantial physical assets and human capital, but like most universities, these resources are challenging to harness outside of small-scale faculty led research.  Interactions with the outside community are fragmented and isolated.
The purpose of NJII is to bridge that gap.  It is our mission to leverage the vast resources of NJIT in order to accelerate technology translation, upskill workers and foster innovation through harnessing governmental and private industry partnerships. NJII is uniquely positioned to accomplish this purpose through being a standalone 501(c)(3) corporation that is wholly owned by NJIT but is autonomous and able to be agile, entrepreneurial and opportunistic. To date, NJII has generated over $330M in revenue during its ten years of operation across its four divisions (Healthcare, Defense, Homeland, Entrepreneurship, and Professional & Corporate Education). Today, NJII has a staff of 120 professionals and continues to grow.

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98k sq. ft.

New Jersey's Largest Incubator



Registered Non-Profit

John Vito d'Antonio-Bertagnolli
John Vito d'Antonio-BertagnolliCEO of Ocular Motor Technologies
VentureLink is more than just an office building for my company. It's our connection to the rich pool of student talent at NJIT, and a hub of networking with both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs. Plus, the coffee machine makes hot chocolate with milk!
James Zunino
James ZuninoMaterials Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Principal, US Army Futures Command, CCDC Armaments Center
When we have different groups of experts cross collaborating and sharing ideas and taking those and running with them what we end up with is a powerful example of one of those situations where the sum of all the pieces is far better than the individual parts.
Juan Dueñas
Juan DueñasCo-Founder and CEO of ViRvii
We are excited to partner with NJII to integrate immersive and interactive virtual reality content into the educational environment to promote greater learning across the world.
Dr. Joanne Beck
Dr. Joanne BeckChief Operating Office, Boston Pharmaceuticals
NJII has made significant progress in the area of regenerative medicine and we are very excited about their new center and the opportunity for companies of varying sizes to leverage the center for cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing projects as well as workforce development.
Dr. Shereef Elnahal
Dr. Shereef ElnahalPresident & CEO, University Hospital in Newark, NJ
Folks are beginning to understand the value of having their health information available to any doctor who needs to see them, without resorting to outdated methods like paper mail and fax. Interoperability and data integration-including the NJHIN-are the ways that New Jersey will get there.

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