Research with Rutgers is part of a greater initiative, called Research with New Jersey, led by the State to increase innovation exchange, establish greater collaboration between academia and industry, aid universities in managing research enterprise, and help to market New Jersey as a center of innovation.
ResearchwithNJ.com is an online gateway that allows entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises to identify experts, facilities, publications, intellectual property, news, and events in the STEM-related fields at five of the state’s universities: Rutgers University, Princeton University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University, and Montclair State University.
The publicly available, free online portal showcases up to 5,000 researchers from the five participating universities and allow users to access information related to literature reviews; intellectual property; physical university assets, including lab space and equipment; funding sources; and job, internship and professional development opportunities. Search queries on ResearchwithNJ.com return results from all five universities, but each participating universities has its own individual portal as well that only returns results from that university.
The genesis of the Research with NJ initiative stems from a 2010 report issued by the New Jersey Policy and Research Organization, which included key recommendations to advance collaborative opportunities between academia and industry. The Legislature and Governor subsequently authorized $1.5 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 state budget to support development of the database. In July 2017, Elsevier, a global information and analytics company, was selected to create the database following a competitive RFP process led by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).
The database is supported by six of New Jersey’s leading business and industry organizations: New Jersey Business & Industry Association; Choose New Jersey; Bio NJ; HealthCare Institute of New Jersey; Research and Development Council of New Jersey; and New Jersey Tech Council.
If you have any questions about Research with Rutgers, send a message to RWRfirstname.lastname@example.org.