The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, was founded in 2014 and helps turn ideas into workable solutions across four divisions: healthcare, entrepreneurship, defense and homeland security, and professional and corporate education.
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.
Our Industry-Centric Divisions
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.
Our Healthcare division 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.
Healthcare Innovation Solutions (HCIS)
NJII launched Healthcare Innovation Solutions, Inc. (HCIS), its for-profit subsidiary, on July 1st, 2018 to help our clients find new and innovative ways to optimize healthcare delivery and lower costs, improve patient outcomes, and advance technology.
Professional & Corporate Education
The Professional & Corporate Education (PCE) 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.
Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship
Our Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Division works to bridge the gap between NJIT researchers and industry. NJII also operates the Office of Corporate Engagement for NJIT in order to integrate NJIT and the corporate.
We understand that collaboration is key to creating impactful change, and through Strategic Partnerships we are able to forge mutually beneficial relationships with corporations with a lens toward technology transfer and commercialization of concepts from lab to marketplace.
Our Entrepreneurship team works with NJIT faculty and students to bring their innovations to market, grow their businesses, and train them in the methods of 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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