Entrepreneurship

URI to receive $1.52M in Sea Grant funding

WASHINGTON – The University of Rhode Island will receive $1.52 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Grant college program to continue...
THE INITIATIVE will "ensure the state's ability to support life science progress from the idea stage through the production stage," said Gov. Deval Patrick, who announced the 10-year, $1B plan in a speech yesterday at BIO 2007. /

Patrick unveils 10-year, $1B plan<br> to boost life sciences in Mass.

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday unveiled a 10-year “Massachusetts Life Science Strategy” that aims to make the state the global leader in life...

‘Providence Tomorrow’ hearing delayed to May 16

PROVIDENCE – The City Plan Commission has delayed its public hearing on “Providence Tomorrow: The Interim Comprehensive Plan” until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May...
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Slater Fund boosts its investment in Andera

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technology Fund today announced it has provided $350,000 in second-round funding to Andera Inc. to accelerate its product development. Slater...
CREATING an atmosphere where employees want to get involved is part of Item Group's 'flat' or 'horizontal' management structure. /

Item finds new home with room to grow

It took two years to find a new permanent home for Item Group, but only two days to make an offer on the 80,000-square-foot...
'THE LOOK' EXHIBIT at Rough Point features this black strapless dress by Christian Dior for Yves St. Laurent, circa 1959. /

Big turnover in Newport hospitality

Visitors to Newport this summer will find a host of new events, hotel accommodations, restaurants and shops, following an unusually dynamic off-season for the...
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Top business plans focus on safety, health

The developer of software that transforms cell phones into automated security devices and a student team that uses peer pressure to help lower employers’...

‘Nanotextured’ materials eyed for better implants

The tiny springy cylinders that hold open once-clogged blood arteries may soon be getting safer and more effective. Researchers at Brown University and Purdue University...
MODERATOR Christopher Lydon, left, and panelists Michael Lysaght of Brown, Philip Long of MIT, IT consultant Jack Templin and Seth Goldenberg of RISD, discuss the impact of fast-changing technology on society and the economy. /

Rapid advances expected to transform human life

By 2015, technology will have significantly changed life as we live it in the developed world, impacting every aspect of society and the economy. That...

Inclusion needed for minority business

It is not surprising that white-owned businesses earn more than those owned by minorities, but the size of the gap found by a U.S....
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