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The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners, has announced the appointment of Ian Trammell as Executive Director Economic & Cluster Development. In this role, Trammell will serve as an economic cluster development bridge between NJII’s Innovation Labs (iLabs) focused on health care delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, financial services and defense and homeland security including its New Jersey MarketShift pilot program.

 

 

Before assuming his new role, Trammell served for two years as NJII’s director of MechaForce, a public-private partnership with the mission of providing advanced manufacturing workers for private industry with the participation of County Technical Education schools and higher education on a statewide level. Trammell has extensive experience in administrative leadership and management positions including areas of strategic planning, budgeting, personnel development and education.

“We are delighted to have Ian assume this important new role for NJII.  He will be working closely with industry and public officials in pursuit of economic development and outreach across all sectors of industry in addition to providing cross functional support for our vertically focused iLabs. A key area of Ian’s role will be leading our government-supported New Jersey MarketShift program  designed to strengthen New Jersey’s aerospace and defense supply chain, form a revitalized industry cluster in this sector and stimulate collaboration among industry suppliers,” and said Dr. Timothy Franklin, NJII vice president and chief operating officer.

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including health care delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT is among the top U.S. polytechnic public universities in research expenditures, exceeding $130 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.