Stevens’ expertise in areas of science, technology, business, and engineering generate far-reaching impact in the City of Hoboken. Through meaningful and sustained partnerships with local tech organizations, businesses, and government, Stevens shares research, knowledge capital, and resources to benefit economic growth, policy and innovation.
Collaboration with Hoboken Businesses
In the late spring 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Stevens business students worked with local Hoboken business owners to help them revitalize their businesses after the lockdown. Soon there were 16 projects with various businesses in the city, with more to follow in the Fall 2020 semester. This important initiative provides real life experience to graduate students in the School of Business while helping local businesses improve their resiliency. Read more about this important community work.
Hoboken Innovation Leadership Roundtable
Launched in 2018, this series of meetings is co-hosted by President Farvardin and Mayor Ravinder Bhalla. A select group of C-suite executives in Hoboken discuss ideas to enhance Hoboken's technology innovation ecosystem.
Stevens Venture Center
The Stevens Venture Center provides a dynamic, collaborative environment where selected entrepreneurs can develop promising concepts and technologies into thriving businesses. Hoboken business executives have served as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, providing guidance and direction to Stevens Venture Center members on specific industries and best practices, and have also served as speakers in the Stevens Venture Center Speaker Series designed to help Stevens entrepreneurs understand the challenges faced by today’s startups.
NJ TECH Meet Up
Stevens faculty, administrators and students collaborate with the NJ Tech Meet Up, providing meeting space, expertise, and programming to spur technology innovation and community building in the City.
Hoboken Chamber of Commerce
Stevens representatives serve on the board of Hoboken Chamber of Commerce to provide guidance and support the growth development of local business.
Hoboken Green Business
Stevens Institute of Technology is recognized by the Hoboken Green Team as a 2017 Hoboken Green Business for the university's commitment to local sustainability and environmental responsibility.
City of Hoboken
Stevens faculty and researchers serve as technical experts and collaborators on key issues facing Hoboken from sustainability and energy initiatives to urban infrastructure resilience
Meeting & Event Space
Stevens provides space and planning support for local government events such as the Mayoral and City Council Debates, the Mayor’s Inauguration Ceremony in January 2014 and State of the City addresses. Stevens provides meeting space and expertise for meetings of Rebuild By Design, a design competition led by the community members and civic leaders to implement solutions for a more resilient Hoboken.
Urban Infrastructure & Resiliency Research
Stevens researchers are working closely with the City to design a “microgrid” that would reliably deliver energy during storms and other disruptive events. Students and faculty are collaborating with Hoboken on “Smart City”, a three-year research partnership to leverage information technology and smart devices to help deliver useful information such as available parking space, emergency alerts, and energy consumption.