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Amgen Women in Science: Leading the Way

Please join us for our forum with three women leaders at Amgen who share their insights and perspectives about career choices, overcoming barriers, advancing...

Innovation, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Pave Amgen’s Road to Sustainability

Amgen’s 2027 Environmental Sustainability Plan, also known as “The Road to Net Zero,” features ambitious targets on carbon emissions, water conservation and waste reductions....
UNCHARTED TERRITORY: Bill Krarmer is the president of US Extruders Inc. in Westerly, which recently applied for an R.I. Commerce Corp. grant to work on recycling old fishing nets as plastic material for new products.

Starting over hasn’t curbed manufacturer’s desire to improve, innovate

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...

Application deadline for 2022 PBN Manufacturing Awards Program extended

PROVIDENCE – The application deadline for PBN’s 2022 Manufacturing Awards Program has been extended to Sept. 28.  Honorees will be recognized during the Manufacturing Awards...

State must reinvest in innovation

Innovations can come from anyone with a good idea, drive and some luck, but it sure is nice to have some help. Rhode Island last...
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...

RIHub seeing increased demand from startups

PROVIDENCE – When RIHub recently decided to offer monthly office hours for entrepreneurs, the nonprofit was responding to a surge in interest from startups. “We’re...
SAUL KAPLAN, the founder of the Business Innovation Factory, speaks at a summit in 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Business Innovation Factory pivots to self-initiated programs

PROVIDENCE – Innovation and design thinking are the business of the Business Innovation Factory, but for the past year, the Providence-based company has applied...
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...

Embrace disruptive innovation

Maria Ducharme | The Miriam Hospital president I was drawn to health care as far back as when I was a teen volunteering at a...
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