NJECC Partners

In addition to providing input and feedback on the strategic direction of the NJECC and its initiatives, our University and Organizational Partners assist with gathering institutional benchmark data, participate in training and inclusive network development programs, and participate as speakers and panelists at NJECC conferences and events.  

Our Partners:

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

New Jersey City University (NJCU)

Princeton University

Rowan University


NJ Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT)

NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Seton Hall University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Saint Peter's University


WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network)

Our Advisory Board:

The NJECC Advisory Board is composed of distinguished experts with strong backgrounds in research and development, as well as technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. The 10-person Board consists of leaders from both industry and academia who, along with their deep expertise, have a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.  

Brian Bridges, PhD
Secretary of Higher Education, the State of New Jersey
Debbie Hart
President and CEO, BioNJ 

Laura Huang, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Business, Northeastern University
Jill Johnson
CEO, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL)
Mary Juhas, PhD
FASM, Professor Emerita, Ohio State University & Co-chair, Government Engagement Working Group, Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (NSF ERVA) 
Kirsten Leute
Partner, University Relations, Osage Partners
Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE
Dean, College of Engineering, Villanova University 
Aaron Price
President and CEO, TechUnited
Avis Yates Rivers
CEO, Technology Concept Group International 
Andrew Toole, PhD
Chief Economist, USPTO

Maria Rahmany, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, Business Development and Portfolio Management at Columbia Technology Ventures, Columbia University

This program is supported by NSF ADVANCE Partnership: New Jersey Equity in Commercialization Collective

(NJECC), NSF award HRD-2121941.

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