Creating a more innovative state for the people of New Jersey
We create innovative policies and technologies that address complex public problems.See Our Work
“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.
SmarterNJSmarterNJ is an open government platform that empowers New Jerseyans to engage on a wide variety of policy issues. To make policies even more effective, we need to tap the…
Innovation Skills AcceleratorThe New Jersey Innovation Skills Accelerator is a free, online program to train public officials to leverage new technology and data to drive innovation in their day-to-day work, and tap…
Business First StopThe Business First Stop initiative was developed to address Governor Murphy’s goal of making government work more effectively to enable inclusive business growth, and is a strategic component of the…
New Jersey Career NetworkNew Jersey Career Network (NJCN) is an initiative developed in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.…
Future of Work Task ForceThe Future of Work Task Force, which is chaired by Chief Innovation Officer Beth Simone Noveck, was formed in October 2018 with Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of Executive Order 41.…
Innovation, Open Governance + Open Data PolicyThe Office of Innovation collaborates with the Governor’s Office, State agencies, and other public sector stakeholders to advance the development and implementation of policy. By leveraging an approach that is…
User-Centered and Data-Driven Product DevelopmentThe Office of Innovation works with State departments and agencies to serve residents more effectively by improving public-facing digital products. At the heart of every project we undertake is the…
COVID-19 ResponseIn collaboration with numerous State departments and agencies, the Office of Innovation has undertaken an array of projects to support the State of New Jersey’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic…
POST: How New Jersey Tapped the Public to Help Shape its Climate FutureMarch 09, 2023Medium.com
Every three years, the State of New Jersey drafts a plan to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to fight climate change. Getting the public’s insight and feedback on the latest plan is critical to the process.
COVERAGE: NJDOL to fund 2-year, $10M pilot program to provide job coaching, training and supportFebruary 08, 2023ROI-NJ
The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, together with the Governor’s Office, teamed up to fund a two-year pilot program to provide job coaching, training and employment support to jobless and chronically underemployed residents who do not have college degrees or workplace credentials.
RELEASE: Governor Murphy Proposes $10M Investment to Expand ARRIVE Together Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration StatewideFebruary 08, 2023NJGOV
Governor Phil Murphy today announced that his upcoming budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2024 will include $10 million in funding to expand the ARRIVE Together program to the entire state, creating the first statewide law enforcement and mental health co-responder collaboration in the country.