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ANDREW PETERSON, an associate professor in Brown’s School of Engineering, is the lead researcher for a project that will use machine learning to speed up atom-level simulations of chemical reactions and the properties of materials. The project was recently granted $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown-led research team wins $3.5M grant to speed up chemical reaction...

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University-led research team had received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that will...
THE FINALISTS for Cox Business' Get Started Rhode Island pitch competition scheduled for Oct, 4, have been announced.

Get Started Rhode Island announces finalists for Oct. 4 event

PROVIDENCE – The Get Started Rhode Island pitch competition finalists have been selected, Cox Business announced Tuesday.The event, which will be held at the...
THE OCEAN INNO TECH Fest was postponed less than a week before its planned date to allow the event's organizers to provide more infrastructure to sponsors, such as WiFi, power and tents.

Ocean Inno Tech Fest organizers explain last-minute event postponement

PAWTUCKET – Organizers of the Ocean Inno Tech Fest, which has been postponed until the Spring 2019, told PBN that the delay came from...
BLUE TECH: Co-founders, from left, Mark Huang, managing director; Alissa Peterson, executive director; and Jason Kelly, board chair, formed SeaAhead, an advisory firm that works with marine businesses, in May.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SeaAhead formed to assist ocean-related businesses

Mark Huang and his partners are betting that “blue tech,” as they call it, is the wave of the future, especially in Rhode Island.The...
SENEDIA'S DEFENSE INNOVATION DAYS event will take place from Monday, Aug. 27 to Wed. Aug. 29.

SENEDIA Defense Innovation Days set for Monday

NEWPORT – The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance’s fifth annual Defense Innovation Days will take place on Monday through Wednesday, the alliance reiterated Friday.This...
DESIGN WEEK RI begins on Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 22, featuring over 35 events. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Design Week begins Sept. 13

PROVIDENCE – The fifth annual Design Week RI begins Sept. 13 and will run through Sept. 22. In a communique, DESIGNxRI, the sponsor of...
THE BRENNAN BUILDING at 60 Clifford St., Providence, along with an adjacent parking lot have been sold to Providence Innovation District Phase II Owner LLC for $2.2 million by Brown University. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Brown sells Innovation District-adjacent land to Ventas

PROVIDENCE – Brown University has sold the properties at 60 Clifford St. and 216 Eddy St.  to Providence Innovation District Phase II Owner, affiliated...
PRO-CHANGE BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS and the Rhode Island Quality Institute are collaborating to offer a screening program, HealthCoach for Me, to aid practices in helping patients with weight loss and smoking cessation.

Pro-Change, RIQI launch weight-loss, tobacco cessation screening pilot

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. is collaborating with the Rhode Island Quality Institute using a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ grant...

Epec Engineered Technologies taking initiative on healthy practices

Healthiest Employees: 2-149 Employees | #2. Epec ­Engineered Technologies CEO (or equivalent): Ed McMahon Number of employees: 85New Bedford’s Epec ­Engineered Technologies may be the...

Cooley Group turns innovative ingenuity toward wellness

Healthiest Employees: 150-499 Employees | #4. Cooley Group CEO (or equivalent): Daniel Dwight, CEO and president Number of employees: 205Polymer technology and industrial fabrics manufacturer...
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