The City of Hoboken, the Hoboken Public Library, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Propelify LLC/NJ tech Council have undertaken a study of the physical spaces, resources, programs, and policies necessary to support innovation in Hoboken and the Hudson County region.
The six-month study includes an inventory of existing innovation infrastructure in the region, a survey of best practices nationally, and opportunities for input from elected officials, civic leaders, stakeholders and the broader public. The goal of the study is to identify unmet needs, and to make recommendations for organizational, programmatic and spatial strategies to support innovation and inclusive entrepreneurship within the region.
All funding for this study has been provided through a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).
The LAUNCH HOBOKEN team has interviewed more than 30 community stakeholders, surveyed the current state of innovation in the region, and researched other models for supporting innovation nationally. These initial inquires have informed a VISION and OBJECTIVES that will guide the final recommendations of the study.