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SeaCorp specializes in creative and adaptive thinking

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $25M-$75M | 2ND PLACE A brainy, cohesive workforce with a sterling reputation and a talent for borrowing and adapting existing technologies...
A FRESH START: BI Medical helps solve a bacteria and odor issue for lower-leg amputees. At the company’s West Greenwich headquarters are, from left: James Wagner, CEO and president; Elizabeth Stone, business director; Michael Stone, director of research; and Jay Vincelli, laboratory director. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Company finds solution for lower-leg amputees

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | BIOTECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES In his 35 years as a surgeon, Brown University professor and emeritus director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode...
REWIRING EDUCATION: Bryant University’s Academic Innovation Center includes breakout rooms for study and project work that support group learning. Here, Catherine Emond, class of 2017, writes on a glass board with other members of her study group engaged as well. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s Innovation Center is transforming teaching, learning

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | EDUCATION Bryant University’s visually striking Academic Innovation Center, which opened September 2016, is designed to shun passive learning and lengthy lecturing. Instead,...
QUICK AND COMPLETE: Envision Technology Advisors’ new Business Continuity Solutions Accelerator is a disaster-recovery program that the IT consultant delivers to clients within 30 business days. Amongst company employees is senior designer Sarah O’Donnell. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Envision’s fast-acting disaster-plan program keeps companies humming

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | IT SERVICES Sometimes innovation comes at the behest of outside forces. Take, for instance, Envision Technology Advisors’ latest offering: the Business Continuity Solutions...

Public investment in basic research yields major victories

Dr. Anne S. De Groot is a major success story, not just in Rhode Island but across the globe. She bridges the research and clinical...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECEIVED $9.2 million to create tools for bioluminescence and optogenetics research.

Brown receives $9.2M to create bioluminescent neuroscience tools

PROVIDENCE -  Brown University has been awarded up to $9.2 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 19 for data innovation. / COURTESY CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION

Study: Rhode Island ranks No. 19 in nation for data innovation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation in a “Best States for Data Innovation” study conducted by The Center for Data...
THE FUTURE IS NOW: Walt Besio, center, professor of biomedical engineering at URI and owner of CREmedical, works with company intern Jessika Decker, left, and Rachel Bartels, product manager for CREmedical, while testing the National Science Foundation-supported biomedical electrode he patented that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Urgency for innovation should inform economic development

Despite having an unemployment rate that is lower than the national mark, Rhode Island remains a state with a problem. Last week’s cover story documented...

Manufacturing and logistics report card doesn’t tell the whole story

While the recently released 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card for the United States gives Rhode Island a D+, it does not tell the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lizzi Ross

1. What was the catalyst behind RISD’s Design for Manufacturing Innovation certificate program launched in September 2016? This program was developed in partnership with...

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