Mission: As the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, we collaborate among industry, academia and government to grow and strengthen STEM in education, innovation and the economy.
Vision: Growing STEM. Advancing innovation. Impacting the world.
The Research & Development Council was founded in 1962 by industry leaders who saw the need for collaboration among industry, academia and government in order to support and strengthen the innovation environment in New Jersey. One such project was development of Liberty Science Center, for which the R&D Council served as principal fundraiser.
The R&D Council worked with the State of New Jersey to create tax credits for R&D facilities to help spur the state’s innovation economy.
The R&D Council today leads the state in guiding and promoting corporate and government investment in STEM education to develop, retain and attract top talent in New Jersey.
R&D Council staff and board members work regularly with state political leaders to strengthen the effectiveness of R&D driven enterprises and to gain insights into the political and legislative agenda.
Kevin Campos, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Process Research & Development
Bell Labs Operation and Planning
NOKIA BELL LABS
Colleen Ruegger, RPh, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Technical Research & Development (TRD), Development Unit Head CardioRenalMetabolic & Global Health
Vice President, Global Technical Leadership and Global TechLine
Anthony S. Cicatiello
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
Dean of NJCSTM / Technology Transfer Office
Founder & CEO, Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
Director, Division of Science, Research
and Environmental Health
NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Founder and CEO
CASABONA VENTURES LLC
Vice President, Global R&D; Chief Technology Officer, Stryker Joint Replacement Division
Director, Technology & Life Sciences Division
NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
State Representative to R&D Council
Vice President, Research & Development
AVANTOR PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
Director, Head of Fibrosis Discovery Chemistry
Corporate Strategic Research
EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
President & CEO
LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER
Head of Corporate Technology US / Head of Technology Field Simulation & Digital Twin
Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research
Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement
Associate Vice President, Rutgers Corporate Engagement Center
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY & RUTGERS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
TECHUNITED, NEW JERSEY
Global Head, Oral Pharmaceutical Development
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATION
Vice Chancellor for Research, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
VP and Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Advanced Materials
Sr. Director, Power Generation for PSEG Fossil
Senior Vice President, Heterogeneous Catalysis
Director of Technology Commercialization
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Head, Science Education
PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY
NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLYMAN, 16TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT