In July, the EDA launched the Innovation Challenge offering communities and municipalities an opportunity to compete for planning awards of up to $100,000 to catalyze the growth of local ecosystems throughout New Jersey. The City of New Brunswick was selected for their innovation initiative;
The New Brunswick Innovation Hub - Smart Mobility Testing Ground. The City of New Brunswick, together with its higher education partner and strategic partners, has established the parameters of a project to address two significant issues as part of its overall Innovation Initiative which it sees as essential components to growing the local innovation economy. First, the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Technology (CAIT) at Rutgers University will direct a project focused on improving mobility through universal connectivity. Second, the partnership will work with an architect and lab planner to design a prototype Lab of the Future for start-up companies that require the availability of flexible lab spaces.