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A Partner in Research
and Innovation

Rutgers has the resources, talent, and research expertise to make innovation happen and bring big ideas to life. Explore what we have to offer and how your organization could benefit from a partnership with The State University of New Jersey.

1,000+
Companies engaged in research at Rutgers

2021 data

1,000+
Active issued worldwide patents
4,151
Research awards

2021 data

$145 Million
In industry-sponsored research

2021 data

Big Resources for Big Ideas

Rutgers' 300-plus research centers and institutes are the largest network of research labs and facilities in New Jersey. Rutgers is ready to work with industry, entrepreneurs, small businesses, the public sector, and nonprofits to develop new ideas and products with local and global impact.

Rutgers offers a wide variety of services that drive and support research, discovery, and economic development. Research teams and innovators with great ideas will find many commercialization pathways to bring inventions from concept to the marketplace. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a top 25 public university as ranked by U.S. New & World Report.

Through a robust network of experts and facilities, researchers can transform ideas into new technologies, services, and products strengthened through critical partnership and commercialization opportunities.

Rutgers–Camden's status as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education reflects the university’s growing national stature as a center for high-impact research and transformative graduate education.

Our centers and institutes help create new knowledge in a broad range of academic disciplines and share academic and intellectual resources with the residents of New Jersey and beyond.

Advancing Innovation: New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

A hub of research activity solving real-world problems, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is home to core facilities, centers, and institutes that advance research and development in agricultural, aquacultural, and green conservation and enterprise, such as:

  • Food Innovation Center
  • The EcoComplex, green industry incubator
  • The Equine Science Center
  • The Center for Turfgrass Science
Turf grass research

Partner Success Story

Have you heard of the Impossible Burger? The meatless sensation is having a moment. As the nation chows down, consider how this disruptive delicacy came to life at Rutgers with the help of the Food Innovation Center.

Rutgers Food Innovation Center

Innovation Ventures

Innovation Ventures partners with the Rutgers community to encourage deliberate innovation, protect and leverage Rutgers intellectual property, foster collaboration with industry, and enable entrepreneurship. 

Adeela Khatoon (SOE '19) works with a biomedical 3d printer