The Executive Office of Commerce, in partnership with the University of Rhode Island (URI), is seeking experienced industry, academic, and research partners to create a transformative Innovation Campus. The Innovation Campus aims to commercialize the world leading research occurring in Rhode Island and position Rhode Island as a center of high value employment.
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Commerce Corporation and URI
The Commerce Corporation is a quasi-public agency focused on expanding and attracting businesses in and to Rhode Island. The Commerce Corporation provides a variety of services to companies including assistance with commercial real estate, business financing programs, and workforce training. The Commerce Corporation will lead the solicitation process on behalf of the State.
URI is the State of Rhode Island’s public research university and a critical partner in economic development and growth. URI offers 80 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs including leading programs in engineering, health, business, oceanography, and pharmaceutical sciences. Working closely with the Commerce Corporation throughout the solicitation process, URI will collaborate with the designated partner/team to develop and program the Innovation Campus.
About the University of Rhode Island
- University of Rhode Island Website
- University of Rhode Island Transformational Goals
- University of Rhode Island Academic Strategic Plan
- URI At a Glance
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