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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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  • RELEASE: Governor Murphy Announces Dave Cole as New Jersey State Chief Innovation Officer

    January 31, 2024NJGOV

    Governor Phil Murphy today announced Dave Cole as Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, Cole will lead the State’s Office of Innovation in its mission 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.

  • RELEASE: Governor Murphy appoints Chief Innovation Officer Beth Noveck as Chief AI Strategist, announces new initiatives as part of State of the State Address

    January 09, 2024NJGOV

    Governor Murphy also announced an “AI moonshot” to establish New Jersey as home base for AI-powered discoveries and outlined his plans to work with the legislature on providing medical debt relief, promoting affordable housing, improving literacy rates among students, and protecting reproductive rights, voting rights, and other fundamental freedoms.

  • COVERAGE: A ‘revolutionary’ AI center is coming to a New Jersey university

    December 19,

    Pitching New Jersey as the East Coast’s answer to Silicon Valley in a rapidly growing and heavily scrutinized technology, Gov. Phil Murphy and other leaders announced Monday the state will establish a formal hub for Artificial Intelligence research and development at Princeton University.

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