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A PERFECT PLACE: Daniel DeCiccio, chief technology officer at X-ray technology company Research Instruments Corp., works at the company’s lab on Promenade Street in Providence. The location is a great match for its needs, executives say. 
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R.I. in need of lab space even as demand drops

Just outside of downtown Providence, life sciences startup Research Instruments Corp. is developing a technology that Chief Business Officer Keith Bisogno calls the “replacement...
FINDING FUNDS: RIHub Managing Director Annette Tonti, third from left, speaks with, from left, Natalie Hogan, chief operating officer at DataRobot; Lindsay Kuhn, founder at Wingspans; and Trisha Ballakur, co-founder and chief technology officer of Pointz, at RIHub in Providence. Tonti says it’s especially difficult for women entrepreneurs to raise funding.
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Funding tough to access for women, minorities

Throughout her more than 30 years as a Rhode Island-based entrepreneur and innovator, Annette Tonti has started multiple businesses and raised tens of millions...

AI world requires new policies, plans

If the experts on artificial intelligence are to be believed, a tectonic shift has already begun in the business world akin to the Industrial...

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.
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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...
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