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Mission

Responsible for strengthening the innovation economy within the State, encouraging collaboration and connectivity between industry and academia and the translation of innovations into successful high growth businesses

Pursuant to P.L.2018 c. 91, the former New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology has been re-established as the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT), recognizing the role and the importance of innovation developed at the State’s institutions of higher education and businesses to the economy of this State.

CSIT has been established to exercise oversight for the responsibility of implementing, evaluating, and formulating long-range plans and programs for science, innovation, and technology in New Jersey.

About Us

Judith Sheft
Executive Director – New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology

Judith Sheft is the Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission of Science, Innovation and Technology.  Previously, Judith was involved with regional economic and cluster development having responsibilities at the New Jersey Innovation Institute @ NJIT for the HealthIT Connections entrepreneurial cluster development program, the NJIT I-Corps Site and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Judith has been engaged with technology /IP innovation and commercialization efforts working with faculty and students to create startup companies and establishing licensing relationships with corporate partners.  Judith advised external startups at NJIT’s high technology / life sciences business accelerator/incubator, and is on the Board of Advisors to the NJIT Murray Women’s Center and serves as a mentor and coach to students and faculty.   Judith is a member of the NJ – Israel Commission and serves on the Board of Greater Newark Enterprise Corporation, StartUp Newark, Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation, Einstein’s Alley, SheTek and NJEDA Technology Advisory Board, working to assist early stage tech and life sciences entrepreneurs foster regional economic growth.  She was a co-chair  of Governor Murphy’s transition advisory committee for Technology Government and Innovation (2017), and received an MBA from the Wharton School and has a BS and MS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, with an honorary doctorate from the Universidad Inca de la Vegas (Lima, Peru).

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2021 CSIT Board Meeting

Friday, January 8, 2021 – Agenda | Minutes
Friday, February 19, 2021- Agenda | Minutes

2020 CSIT Board Meeting Archive

Friday, January 31, 2020 – Agenda | Minutes
Friday, February 21, 2020 – Agenda | Minutes
Friday, June 5, 2020 – Agenda | Minutes
Friday, July 17, 2020 – Agenda | Minutes
Friday, November 20, 2020 – Agenda | Minutes

2019 CSIT Board Meeting Archive:

Thursday, May 16, 2019: Agenda | Minutes
Thursday, June 20, 2019: Agenda | Minutes
Tuesday, August 6, 2019: Agenda | Minutes
Friday, September 27, 2019: Agenda | Minutes
Friday, November 1, 2019 – CANCELED
Friday, December 13, 2019: Agenda | Minutes

Ex-Officio (Voting) Members

Gunjan Doshi  (Chair)
Founder and CEO
InRhythm

Dr. Joel Bloom 
President 
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Charlene Brown 
Regional Vice President 
AT&T External Affairs

Debbie Hart  (Vice Chair)
President & CEO 
BioNJ

Dr. Alain L. Kornhauser
Professor, Operations Research & Financial Engineering
Director, Transportation Program
Princeton University

David Pascrell  (Treasurer)
Co-Chair, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Gibbons P.C.

Ex-Officio (Voting) Members

Kevin Dehmer 
Interim Commissioner 
New Jersey Department of Education

Diana Gonzalez 
Interim Secretary of Higher Education 
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Tim Sullivan 
Chief Executive Officer 
NJEDA

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members

The Honorable Christopher DePhillips 
Assemblyman, Legislative District 40

The Honorable Paul Sarlo 
State Senator, Legislative District 36

The Honorable Robert Singer 
State Senator, Legislative District 30

The Honorable Andrew Zwicker 
Assemblyman, Legislative District 16

Dr. Jonathan Holloway
President 
Rutgers University

Dr. Nariman Farvardin 
President 
Stevens Institute of Technology

Board Committees

Executive:

Gunjan Doshi, Founder and CEO, InRhythm
Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ
David Pascrell, Co-Chair, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Gibbons P.C.
Tim Sullivan, CEO, NJEDA

Audit:

David Pascrell, Co-Chair, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Gibbons P.C.
Dr. Nariman Farvardin, President, Stevens Institute of Technology
The Honorable Paul Sarlo, State Senator, District 36
The Honorable Christopher DePhilips, Assemblyman, District 40.
Diana Gonzalez, Interim Secretary of Higher Education, OSHE

Program:

The Honorable Andrew Zwicker, Assemblyman, District 16
Charlene Brown, Regional Vice President, AT&T External Affairs
Debbie Hart, President & CEO, BioNJ
David Kimball, Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Rutgers University
Tim Sullivan, CEO, NJEDA
Dr. Nariman Farvardin, President, Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Alain Kornhauser, Director – Transportation Program, Princeton University

Grant Opportunities

Clean Tech Research and Development (R&D) Voucher Program
Clean Tech Seed Grant Program
Grant Opportunity for SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Providers
SBIR/STTR Direct Financial Assistance Program (CSIT)

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