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BlueTech Startup contest seeks participants, with kickoff set for Blue Innovation...

NEWPORT – The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, along with Innovate Newport, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Hub Ashdod Israel, announces a BlueTech Startup Competition. The...

NEMIC offers accelerator program for tech solutions for health equity gaps

PROVIDENCE – The New England Medical Innovation Center Foundation will hold a three-month accelerator business program focusing on health, equity and telehealth solutions. Applications for...

IGT forms partnership with Meruelo Gaming to power sports betting app

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC has a sports betting agreement with Meruelo Gaming LLC, an affiliate of the Sahara Las Vegas and Grand...

Raytheon reports $3.86B profit for 2021

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) – Raytheon Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $686 million. On a per-share basis, the Waltham-based company said it had...
A RELIABLE ASSISTANT: Dr. Jeannine Giovanni uses the da Vinci Xi Surgical System to perform bariatric surgery. Giovanni says the robotic help allows more-precise procedures and quicker recovery times for patients. / 
COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM

Weight loss surgery with the help of a robot

More precision and smaller incisions. These are the main benefits that modern robot-assisted surgery brings to bariatric surgery, a procedure that helps with weight loss...
MOVING AHEAD: Saul Kaplan, founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, says the loss of the Tech Collective and the R.I. Office of Innovation won’t have a lasting effect on innovative efforts in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will closures hurt R.I.’s innovation efforts?

For more than two decades, Providence nonprofit the Tech Collective provided training, recognition and other guidance for innovators ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned...
ORDER CONFIRMATION: Matthew Tortora, left, co-founder of WhatsGood, a Warwick-based online food delivery service company that sources local farmers, fishermen and artisans, checks the orders with Nickala Colglazier, aggregation specialist. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. online food platform tries adding a real-life store

When Matthew Tortora was searching for fresh, local ingredients as a chef at the now-defunct Fish restaurant in Jamestown, he became frustrated by the...

McKee to commit over $150M to climate change initiatives in proposed...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Wednesday that he will be committing more than $150 million that is earmarked for a series of...

Brown-based bike navigation app hits roads nationwide with public launch

PROVIDENCE – A cycling-focused navigation app co-founded by two seniors at Brown University had its public, nationwide launch this week. The app, called Pointz and...

New Utilidata smart grid chip to speed distributed energy resources

PROVIDENCE – Utilidata Inc., which develops software for the energy industry, announced it has created a smart grid chip in collaboration with Nvidia Corp. Embedded...

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