Innovation
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The Techstyle Haus, which is, literally, a textile house with a flexible exterior using high-performance material with solar cells laminated to the fabric, is rising in a Providence warehouse. more
Angel investors in Rhode Island are adapting to the initial impacts of what they say are complex – and unfolding – new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission, adopted to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act. more
New research in the Brown University TRI-Lab is showing that families who need help with early-childhood development don’t use available services as much as they might. more
Packaging 2.0 President Michael Brown was running a social enterprise before he even identified with the term – generally, a nonprofit or for-profit venture with dual goals of being successful in business and generating positive social impact. more
Kris Falcone, left, support manager for ChartWise: Clinical Document Intelligence, and company President and CEO Dr. Jon Elion, at the firm’s South Kingstown office. ChartWise software helps match doctors’ treatment records with the maze of insurance codes medical providers must follow. Used primarily by hospitals, the software improves office efficiency and helps ensure providers are properly reimbursed for care. more
Following their passions led this year’s Innovation Fellows to concrete projects that have the potential to affect the food and textile industries in Rhode Island, and perhaps beyond. more
For people silenced by unwelcome intruders such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, mental activity may not have stopped – only the means to communicate may be interrupted. more
Since MakerBot Industries began selling its first kits in 2009, the commercialization of 3-D printing has been gaining steam, both within the maker movement and in the mainstream media, as an idea with the potential to revolutionize manufacturing. more
In choosing a new name, the former Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service looked to the North Star to project a sense of guidance and strategic direction for the state’s manufacturers. more
Greg Woods has been the heir apparent at West Warwick electronics manufacturer Astro-Med since being hired as chief operating officer in the fall of 2012, as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. Around the same time the Rochester, N.Y. native officially took over as CEO at the end of January, Astro-Med announced the $6.7 million acquisition of competitor Miltope Corp.’s line of aviation printers. It was the first of what Woods hopes will be a series of expansion initiatives and will bring manufacturing now done in Alabama to the Ocean State. The average consumer will likely never come in direct contact with Astro-Med’s specialized printers and data-acquisition devices, but Woods says they have a bright future. more
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