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Trenton NJ, Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) has been appointed to serve on the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology.
“New Jersey has long-been an incubator for innovators,” Singer said. “From the light bulb, to the solar panel, to dozens of lifesaving pharmaceuticals, countless innovations were created right here in the Garden State. By reinstating the Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, we are continuing that historic legacy. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a member of this commission. Together, we will develop strategies to encourage more groundbreaking researchers and entrepreneurs to set up shop in New Jersey.”
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology was originally created in 1985. In 2012, the Commission became non-operational.
This summer, Governor Phil Murphy signed the bipartisan legislation that reinstated the Commission. The law also changed the Commission’s name to the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology.
More than 4,000 patents for electrical computing, digital processing, and other technological fields have been awarded to New Jersey inventors in recent years.
Senator Singer has also served as a member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission and the Biotech Taskforce. He was also previously a longtime member of the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Sen. Robert Singer noted that the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology will also work to generate opportunities to partner with other countries, such as Israel. Israel is the fifth-largest venture capital market in the world, and is the global leader in start-ups per capita.
“Since 1988, we have shared a Sister-State Agreement with Israel that encourages capital investment, entrepreneurship, and joint business ventures,” Singer said. “New Jersey has the world’s top colleges and universities. Re-establishing the Commission can inspire additional global companies to tap into our growing pool of highly-educated talent. I look forward to sitting on the commission and finding innovative ways to motivate international inventors to come to the Garden State.”