The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) is one of the more significant incubation facilities in the nation dedicated to life sciences and biotechnology companies. Located in the heart of the state's "Research Corridor" on the campus of the Technology Centre of New Jersey, the 46,000-square-foot CCIT facility offers the most wet labs in the state for incubation. Affordable and customizable office, production, and "plug-in ready" wet and dry laboratory space is available to qualified tenants.
One of the best advantages of locating in CCIT is being a part of the unique corporate technology transfer initiative. This program has been established to spur collaboration and business opportunities by linking small life sciences and biotechnology startup businesses with major corporations in the state. The initiative encourages a more rapid transfer of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace, and fosters collaborations with public research and medical research.
Businesses located in CCIT also have access to a variety of discounted professional services through a Strategic Partner Advantage Network (SPAN). Technical assistance is available in the areas of accounting, clinical development and regulatory compliance, human resources, insurance, law and marketing through SPAN. Common services available to CCIT companies include conference rooms, a media room, reception services, shipping and receiving areas, video conferencing equipment, and an autoclave.
In recognition of its success, CCIT is one of 23 business incubation programs in the world that hold the Soft Landings International Incubator designation from the National Business Incubation Association. The Soft Landings designation recognizes an incubator's focus on welcoming non-domestic firms into its domestic market with translation services, help cutting through governmental red tape, access to capital, domestic market research, and other programs.