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

-Governor Phil Murphy

What We Do

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

Design + Development

Through our Innovation Lab, 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.


Check out the latest content and news about innovation in the Garden State.

COVERAGE: N.J. launches new tool to help you find COVID vaccination appointments

With people across the state still struggling to schedule their shots, New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a new online tool to help residents more easily find COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The tool — found at — aims to address one of the biggest complaints residents have had: That New Jersey’s vaccine scheduling system is hard to navigate, with people often having to search various sites to find scarce appointments.

REPORT: How New Jersey tracked COVID-19 when no data was available

Nearly one year since the pandemic first upended our lives, there is a deluge of data on everything from the number of new COVID-19 cases per day to the rate of transmission, ventilators in use to PPE stockpiles. That’s a far cry from last March when state officials had little information about how quickly the virus was spreading and where cases were emerging.

CASE STUDY: How New Jersey connected workforce supply and demand during the pandemic

It seemed in Spring 2020 that the whole world had shattered. In the United States, during a single week in mid-March, three and a half million workers lost their jobs. New Jerseyans from low income communities — particularly immigrants and people of color — felt the blow intensely.

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Office of Innovation
State of New Jersey
30 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901