News & Upcoming Events

News & Upcoming Events

by admin, July 8, 2019

NJIT and Penn College Awarded Nearly $8 Million to Develop Apprenticeship Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $7,996,530 grant to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Pennsylvania College of Technology to develop industry-driven strategies for apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing fields. The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s awarding of $183.8 million in grants to 23 academic institutions and consortia nationwide. The ultimate aim is to satisfy industry’s enormous demand for trained American workers. NJII worked closely with Penn College in developing the grant proposal.


The First Facility at the National Aviation Research and Technology Park is Completed

NJII recently celebrated the opening of the first building in the Aviation Research and Technology Park (NARTP)The NARTP, through the leadership of NJII’s office of Economic, Cluster, and Client Development is a key component of the developing aviation and aerospace innovation hub being developed in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Once completed, NARTP will comprise seven buildings with 400,000 square feet of research and development space. Among the tenants in the new building are General Dynamics Information Technology, Thunderbolt Software, and the FAA LIFT Lab. The building also offers space for small business incubators for aviation-related startups.


Strategic Doing Training – Leading Complex Collaborations Scheduled for August Aug. 21-23, and Dec. 4-6, 2019

The New Jersey Innovation Institute provides Strategic Doing 301, a 2.5-day training in the deep skills, tools and frameworks of agile strategy and collaboration. Called Strategic Doing, this discipline teaches participants how to design and guide complex collaborations by following simple rules. The training is ideally suited to anyone interested in developing the skills to lead complex collaborations and to innovate in open, loosely connected networks.

The course has inspired hundreds of collaborative initiatives for communities, regions, businesses, health systems, government agencies, and universities. These initiatives accelerate innovation across organizational and political boundaries. The sessions will be held at the Central King Building at the NJIT campus in Newark, New Jersey. To register visit:


Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development – Anchor Institutions and the Innovation Economy

NJII President, Don Sebastian will be a featured speaker at this event which addresses how the state’s premier anchor institutions, including higher education and hospital facilities, are planning and the growing the innovation economy. Hear from the experts about their plans to take innovation to the next level and how the Innovation Challenge program is helping to drive innovative collaboration between municipalities and higher education. For more information visit:


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NJII Senior Executive Director, Smart Cities Innovation, Tom Motyka will be a featured speaker at this two day event, September 24-25, 2019, which will accelerate public-private partnerships by bridging the gap between policymakers, corporations and municipalities. At NJII’s Agile Strategy Lab on the NJIT campus, Newark, New Jersey. To register visit: