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New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT) is a non-profit corporation that strives to promote collaboration with industry, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, utilities, other non-profit organizations, and the New Jersey State government for the development and commercialization of innovative or emerging energy and environmental technologies.

What does NJCAT do?

NJCAT provides technology innovators with the technical and regulatory assistance  required to bring innovative or emerging technologies to market. The key element in the NJCAT program is the verification of technology performance claims. In addition to responding to the needs of innovators, NJCAT also identifies demands from the State for new technologies to meet evolving energy and environmental policies and seeks out innovators who could satisfy these demands.

How does NJCAT provide assistance?

NJCAT can provide assistance to technology developers in a number of ways. Essentially, NJCAT provides a forum for linking technology innovators/entrepreneurs with State government, industry, and research facilities that could assist with accelerated technology development and catalyze business growth.

For example, a small business that has developed a particular technology maybe unable to proceed beyond the pilot stage. NJCAT could facilitate  that business a strategic alliance with industry, thereby providing an opportunity for the  technology developer to obtain the resources for commercialization.

For research assistance, innovators may approach NJCAT to be linked with one of the State's academic institutions or research centers with the expertise specific to the technology.

NJCAT can  also make the respective State agencies and commissions aware of the performance and benefits of the technology, which could result in assistance for expedited permitting and other assistance.

What type of needs do these projects address?

A number of important needs are addressed by new energy and environmental technologies. These include:

  • environmental restoration of air, land and water
  • efficient generation, distribution and utilization of energy
  • environmentally sound manufacturing and industrial processing
  • reuse and recycling of materials and resources


How does NJCAT operate?

NJCAT is governed by a Board of Trustees, who ensure that the innovative or emerging energy and environmental technologies activities are in conformance with the State's energy and environmental policies and the governing public law that establishes NJCAT's role in New Jersey and the performance partnership agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.


Who benefits from NJCAT programs?

In addition to assisting energy and environmental technology entrepreneurs, NJCAT's verification of a technology’s  performance  provides confidence to regulators and the public that the technology will meet regulatory standards and   be protective of the environment and human health

If you would like more information on NJCAT, please contact Dr. Richard S. Magee, Executive Director, at 973-879-3056 or rsmagee@rcn.com