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Raimondo calls for ‘a new blue economy’

PROVIDENCE - Former R.I. governor and current U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday said the Biden administration sees the ocean, or blue,...

Funding snub not the end of blue economy

It was unrealistic to have expected U.S. Commerce Secretary and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use her influence to steer to her...

THE NEW GUARD: Fuller says UMass Dartmouth has many capabilities to...

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the region’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Mark Fuller acknowledges...

Five Questions With: Anthony Marchese

Anthony Marchese is the dean for the University of Rhode Island College of Engineering. Marchese became dean of the university’s engineering college in February....

Saab to partner with SyQwest, launch maritime division in Cranston

CRANSTON – Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab will partner with SyQuest marine technology company to launch a new maritime division in Cranston. With the...
WELCOME WAGON: University of Rhode Island President Marc B. Parlange, right, welcomes a new student to campus last fall. In an effort to make the university more attractive to current and prospective students, Parlange wants to enhance the experiential learning opportunities of students and see them get internships and take advantage of opportunities to do research and learn about research. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

PREPPING FOR AN IMPACT: Parlange sees ‘crucial role’ for URI research...

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders.) Marc B. Parlange...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge in Portsmouth, and Mary Johnson, manager, outside the location of what will become the organization’s Advanced Materials and Technology Center, a 17,000-square-foot research and development facility slated to be completed by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. tech ‘super connector’ gaining momentum

Christian Cowan experienced a lot of sleepless nights last year. Cowan is in charge of 401 Tech Bridge, an economic development initiative launched in 2019...

401 Tech Bridge receives $725K in federal funds

PROVIDENCE – 401 Tech Bridge has received $724,674 in federal funds to focus on job growth in the state’s blue economy sector, the R.I....
STRONG CONNECTIONS: Jennifer McCann, director of the U.S. Coastal Program at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, shown here at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett, says Rhode Island can build a sustainable future by connecting its related industries in the blue economy. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Super sector: Experts say R.I.’s $5B blue economy has oceans of...

Intertwined with Rhode Island’s economy as a source of food, recreation and power, and as a medium for transportation and defense, the ocean has...
POWER PLAYER: Matthew Morrissey, head of Northeast markets for Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind Power, says Rhode Island businesses could play a big part in offshore wind power in the coming years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Orsted capitalizing on R.I.’s wind-farm experience

The large Danish renewable energy company Orsted swept into Rhode Island less than two years ago, acquiring Deepwater Wind LLC and its Block Island...
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