Research and Development Council of New Jersey
Anthony S. Cicatiello
Supports advancement of research and development in NJ, lead organization supporting development and fundraising for Liberty Science Center opened 1992 in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Members include representatives from academia, government and industry. Recognizes most innovative patents in NJ through Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards; sponsors STEM education program awarding scholarships to students in STEM related fields; holds forums for exchange of information among members including allocation of resources and management for research and technical activities; analyzes legislative, regulatory, and administrative proposals.
HealthCare Institute of New Jersey
Dean J. Paranicas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Founded 1997, trade association for research-based biopharmaceutical and medical technology industry. Promotes value and awareness of industry to elected and appointed officials, media, citizens and opinion-leaders. Publishes economic impact studies profiling industry jobs, spending, taxes, sponsors education programs on contribution of industry's research-based biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies.
Chemistry Council of New Jersey
Founded 1955 as Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey as unit of NJ Chamber of Commerce, spun off 1985 as independent organization, changed to current name in 2001. Represents some 75 NJ manufacturers in business of chemistry. Total industry accounts for 50,000 jobs in NJ, 3rd highest of all states. Issues include air and water quality regulations, toxic chemical regulation and cleanup; utility rates. Affiliated foundation promotes science, technology, engineering, and math education through teacher workshops, student poster and essay contests.
New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association for Science and Technology
Formerly NJ Pharmaceutical Discussion Group, began in 1950s as forum for pharmaceutical scientists in Northern NJ. Some 800 professionals, including scientists and engineers from pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, suppliers of chemicals, equipment and services to pharmaceutical industry, engaged in networking, discussion and continuing education in pharmaceutical science and technology. Monthly meetings featuring advances in pharmaceutical science and technology
New Jersey Technology & Manufacturing Association
Incorporated 1945 as New Jersey Tooling and Manufacturing Association by small group of manufacturing companies, name changed 2014 to The New Jersey Technology & Manufacturing Association. Over 100 members primarily engaged in manufacturing parts or products in metalworking trades, as well as those professional or industrial businesses or suppliers to manufacturing industry. Provides information, education and networking events and resources, represents interests of member companies on legislative and regulatory issues; offers discount purchasing programs; and serves as clearing house for exchange of ideas.
Innovative Partners Incubation-New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum
President & Founder
New Jersey Entrepreneurs Forum originally established in 1980s by NJ Commission on Science & Technology on model of MIT Enterprise Forum, management later assumed by private Innovative Partners Incubation, spun off 1995 as independent non-profit corporation. Provides help to start-up companies, networking with entrepreneurs, investors, presentations of business plans, panel for comments, suggestions on financing, marketing. Member of InBIA (International Business Innovation Association) global non-profit with over 1,200 member organizations in entrepreneurship support in 30 countries