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About NJII


The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, was founded in 2014 and helps turn ideas into workable solutions across six divisions: biopharma, data and advanced technology, defense and homeland security, entrepreneurship, healthcare delivery and human capital.

NJII combines the vast resources of NJIT, strong and far-reaching industry and government relationships, and proven methods for building industry centric ecosystems to help drive innovation and deliver solutions that make a direct impact on the economy and the health and welfare of its participants.

Simon Nynens
Simon NynensCEO of NJII
We employ passionate, knowledgeable and experienced professionals who recognize the opportunity to bring innovative solutions to their respective industries and make a positive impact on our economy, our planet, and the people within it.

Our Industry-Centric Divisions


 
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Biopharma


The Biopharma Division at NJII was established to help the industry overcome challenges they face as they develop the next wave of cell and gene therapies. We own a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art Cell and Gene Therapy Development Center for flexible process development and clinical manufacturing. Our mission is to support industry-wide advancement, so we also focus on workforce development and the incubation of promising start-ups.

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Data & Technology


The mission of the Data & Technology division is to establish an ecosystem of technology hubs that connect clients, industry, and technology providers and supply them with a location, R&D and IP, man-power, funding and government relations support. The hubs include EdTech, FinTech, Cyber Security, Hardware and Data Science.

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Defense


The Defense division creates integrated product teams that include academics, industry and the government. These teams develop solutions for the Department of Defense that are put into immediate use. The role of NJII is program and project management and they use a methodology or approach called Agile Innovation Management to drive success. 

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Entrepreneurship


The team inside the Entrepreneurship division runs an incubator called “VentureLink” which is also the name of a building that is located on the NJIT campus and offers flexible private and co-working office space. The division is also tasked with commercializing IP that comes from NJIT and growing NJII entrepreneurship programs and services across New Jersey.

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Healthcare


Our Healthcare divisions operates and manages the New Jersey Health Information Network (NJHIN) on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health. They are also a certified registry for CMS’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System which is a quality improvement program for Medicare providers that meet a certain threshold of Medicare billing annually. And the division is one of 59 organizations in the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors. These organizations are eligible to bid on task orders from the federal government totaling $25B over the next five years.

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Human Capital


The Human Capital division at NJII is focused on helping employers make the most of their most valuable asset; their people. We believe strongly in protecting the value of the investments made in the workforce and are dedicated to providing programming and support that meets the needs of industries and the businesses within them. 

We also offer pre-apprenticeship programs, professional development and executive education, and continuing education programs that provide opportunities for individuals to sharpen their skills and keep up with the latest advances.

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