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Creating a more innovative state for the people of New Jersey

We create innovative policies and technologies that address complex public problems.

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“A stronger New Jersey will be built on the back of innovation.”

Governor Phil Murphy

The Office of Innovation works collaboratively with government, academic, non-profit, and private sector institutions to drive innovation in the Garden State and improve the design and delivery of policies and services to the state's residents, businesses, and institutions.

What We Do

Design + Development

We collaborate with State departments and agencies to develop better products, policies, and services for New Jerseyans using human-centered, data-driven, and agile practices.

Innovation Skills Training

Through the Innovation Skills Accelerator, we train public officials to leverage new technology and data to drive innovation in their day-to-day work and tap into the intelligence and expertise of New Jerseyans.

Public Engagement + Open Government

As part of the SmarterNJ initiative, we work with State departments and agencies to leverage new and innovative technology that allows the public to meaningfully contribute to the policymaking process.

Project + Policy Advising

We employ expertise in data, design, open governance, and open innovation to provide the Governor's Office and State partners with an array of innovation advisory services to strengthen project, policy, and legislative outcomes.

Projects + Initiatives

The Office of Innovation designs, develops, and implements an array of projects and initiatives in partnership with the Governor's Office, State agencies, and other public sector stakeholders. Click below to learn more about a few of our projects.

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News

  • ARTICLE: New Jersey Co-Creates AI Strategy With Public-Sector Staff

    June 04, 2024Government Technology

    New Jersey’s Chief AI Strategist Beth Simone Noveck and Allison Chris Myers, Chair of the State’s Civil Service Commission, explore how New Jersey is building an ethical framework for AI in state government and why it became the first state to survey public-sector employees about AI.

  • COVERAGE: Chief AI Strategist Discusses How AI Is Transforming Government Services

    May 23, 2024Apple Podcasts

    Beth Simone Noveck, New Jersey’s Chief AI Strategist, appeared on Wharton Professor Kevin Werbach’s podcast to discuss the State’s innovative use of generative AI and how it is empowering public servants to better serve their communities while balancing ethical considerations and privacy concerns.

  • COVERAGE: State Unveils ‘New and Innovative’ Update to Unemployment System

    May 21, 2024NJ Monitor

    New Jersey’s unemployment application process has received a major upgrade, four years after millions of claims filed during the pandemic stressed the archaic system.

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