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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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  • ARTICLE: How the Office of Innovation Used Agile Practices to Build

    May 05, 2024Apolitical
    Jessica Lax, the Office of Innovation's Director of Business Experience, explains how OOI helped make it easier to do business in New Jersey by working with multiple state agencies to consolidate fragmented government services using iterative development practices – and shifting mindsets in the process.
  • Coverage: New Jersey Is Turning to AI to Improve The Job Search Process

    April 11, 2024Fast Company

    New Jersey’s Chief A.I. Strategist Beth Simone Noveck explores how the State is using AI to help workers through the recently launched a powerful resource developed by the New Jersey State Office of Innovation, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and other partners to provide job seekers with personalized, data-driven recommendations, and trustworthy information about training outcomes.

  • RELEASE: Governor Murphy, Labor Commissioner Asaro-Angelo & Chief Innovation Officer Cole Announce Launch of My Career NJ

    March 14, 2024NJGOV

    Governor Phil Murphy, Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo and State Chief Innovation Officer Dave Cole today announced the launch of My Career NJ, a new, interactive digital hub that centralizes personalized career resources.

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