TRENTON, N.J. (December 19, 2022) – The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) is currently accepting applications for its Pilot Clean Tech Demonstration Program. This $2.5 million competitive program will support New Jersey companies accelerating the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies.Read More >
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.
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).
Research with NJ Portal Gives Entrepreneurs and Investors Access to Research at New Jersey’s World-Class Universities
TRENTON, N.J. (November 28, 2022) – The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) today announced the expansion of ResearchwithNJ.com to provide local, national, and international innovation communities with insight into groundbreaking research being conducted at five…Read More >
New CSIT Clean Tech Demonstration Program to Support Technology Startups Testing Their Prototypes
TRENTON, N.J. (November 18, 2022) – The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) today announced plans to launch a competitive $2.5 million program to support New Jersey companies accelerating the commercialization and deployment of innovative clean energy technologies.Read More >
CSIT to Launch New Round of Financial Support for Startups
TRENTON, N.J. (September 30, 2022) – New Jersey startups that are currently involved with, or applying to, the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and/or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs will soon have access to an additional…Read More >
BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart Appointed as New Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology Chair
TRENTON, N.J. (September 16, 2022) – Governor Phil Murphy has appointed BioNJ President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Debbie Hart as the next Chair of the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, the Commission announced today.Read More >