NJTW News: NJIT Appoints New President, NJEDA Festival Grant Proposal, I-Corps Launches

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Teik C. Lim, NJIT President-elect | Screenshot by Esther Surden

NJIT Appoints New President

  • Teik C. Lim will be NJIT’s new president starting July 1, 2022, succeeding Joel S. Bloom.
  • Lim currently serves as the interim president of the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • “As an engineer who attended polytechnic universities for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees … the chance to lead NJIT’s continuing growth into a preeminent public polytechnic research university is very appealing to me,” he said.
  • Lim will be the first person of color to assume the presidency of NJIT, which is one of the most diverse universities in the United States, the university said in a statement.
Photo from the 2018 Propelify | Esther Surden (file photo)

Want to Run A Tech And Arts Festival?

  • Those of you who loved TechUnited:NJ’s Propelify Innovation Festival will welcome the announcement that the NJEDA has begun accepting applications for the NJ Arts and Innovation Festival Challenge Grant.
  • This competitive grant will provide $2 million to a for-profit or nonprofit entity to support the organization and execution of an arts and innovation festival in 2022.

National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Regional Program Launches

  • Princeton University announced that the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps Northeast Regional) Hub Program has launched.
  • The I-Corps program helps researchers explore the potential for their discoveries to become products and services that can benefit society.
  • Researchers form teams and attend a four-session program focused on identifying how their innovations can meet customer needs. 
  • Teams can include faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and/or undergraduates who are developing a scientific or technical discovery at any institution in the Northeast.
  • For more information, visit the website here.

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